Career highlight: Wimbledon final in mixed doubles in 2003
Favourite event: Australian Open
Favourite thing outside of tennis: I’m currently studying a bachelor degree in Business Administration and in those few free minutes I have in between being a pro tennis player and a student I love reading adventure books. James Rollings and Dan Brown are my favourite writers at the moment.
Favourite PureSport flavour: Lemon Lime
Anastasia Rodionova was born and grew up in Russia and started playing tennis at age 7. Her father, Ivan Rodionov, became her first coach and was influential in developing his daughter into an accomplished tennis player. Anastasia became a professional tennis player in 1997 and, 17 years later she is still winning titles on the tour, including a recent win in doubles in Dubai in February, 2014.
She has resided in Melbourne, Australia since 2005 and became an Australian citizen in December 2009. Anastasia proudly represented Australia in the Federation Cup, in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, and more recently in London Olympics in 2012. Anastasia’s ability to continue to compete at the highest level in both singles and doubles is a testament to the importance she places on personal fitness and nutrition.
- 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games: 2 Gold medals (singles and doubles); silver (mixed doubles)
- Finalist in mixed doubles at Wimbledon 2003
- Semi finalist in doubles at US Open 2010
- 8 International Tennis Federation tour titles (singles)
- 13 International Tennis Federation tour titles (doubles)
- 8 Women’s Tennis Association Tour doubles titles
- Finalist in 10 Women’s Tennis Association doubles events
Over my 17 years playing professional tennis on the tour I tried many different sports drinks and, for one reason or another, none of them really worked for me. They were either too sweet or ineffective. Then I tried PureSport a few years ago, and it is everything I need. It helps me in my on court performance in high intensity matches (Workout mix) and to get ready for my match next day and recover well (Recovery mix). I feel certain that PureSport, combined with physical training, is the reason I am still competing today at the highest level on the Women’s Tennis Association tour. I travel with PureSport in my tennis bag wherever I go around the world. I can’t imagine being without it.