Arina Rodionova breaks record as she enters top-100

Australia’s Arina Rodionova will enter the top-100 for the first time when the rankings are updated next week.

Arina Rodionova

At 34, she becomes the oldest player to reach that level for the first time.

This follows a good performance in Hua Hin where she is now into the quarterfinals.

It is just the second time that Rodionova has reached a tour-level quarterfinal. Nanchang in 2017 was the first.

Rodionova defeated a second Chinese player in a row to reach the quarterfinals, winning against world no. 90 Bai Zhuoxuan 3-6, 6-1, 6-0.

Next up for the Australian is another Chinese player, the no. 2 seed Zhu Lin. Zhu is ranked at no. 45. The Chinese player leads the head-to-head 3-1.

Rodionova is the top-ranked Australian female player and took to the ITF and Challenger tournaments to slowly build up her ranking in 2023 after winning 7 minor titles.

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