Arantxa Rus: The Dutch Tennis Prodigy

Arantxa Rus was born on December 13 1990, in the city of Delft in the Netherlands. She is now a professional tennis player for the Netherlands. Until now, she has 27 singles and 9 doubles titles to her credit on the ITF Circuit. She has also earned 4 WTA doubles titles so far.

Her biggest singles successes to date are a second-round defeat over the-world No. 2, Kim Clijsters, at the 2011 French Open, when she reached the fourth round at the 2012 French Open, and when she defeated world No. 5, Samantha Stosur, in the 2012 Wimbledon Championships. Her maiden WTA Tour title was winning the 2017 Swedish Open doubles event, partnering with Quirine Lemoine, her childhood friend.

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Age 31
Height 1.80 mts
Nationality Dutch
Turned professional 2008
Career titles (ITF Circuit) 27
Highest ranking (Singles) No. 61
Current ranking (Singles) No. 75
Social media profile Instagram @arantxarus1

Twitter @RusArantxa

Personal Information and Relationships

  • Arantxa Rus was born on December 13 1990, in the Netherlands to Louis and Judith.
  • She also has an older sister named Kim.
  • In fact, Arantxa began playing tennis right from the young age of 5 when she would accompany her sister to the local tennis club.
  • She is currently coached by Julian Alonso and trains in Barcelona.
  • She also works with the Dutch Tennis Federation. 

Career

  • Rus turned professional in 2008 and won an ITF title in Bari beating Lucie Hradecká and Alberta Brianti along the way.
  • In the same year, she had her first main-draw win on the WTA Tour where she reached the quarterfinals by beating Gisela Dulko but unfortunately lost to Camille Pin.
  • She then won another ITF tournament In Opole and ended the year 2009 ranked as 188.
  • In 2010, She played at the Koddaert Ladies Open. In the first round, she overcame Tathiana Garbin, and in the second round, she defeated Michaëlla Krajicek. She, unfortunately, lost in the quarterfinals to Timea Bacsinszky.
  • She began 2011 by playing at Brisbane International, where she played through the qualifying rounds. In the first round, she defeated Isabella Holland. In the second round, she defeated Olivia Rogowska, but then lost to Anna Tatishvili.
  • In the same year at the Australian Open, Rus went through the qualifying rounds and In the first round, she defeated Julia Cohen. In the second, she again defeated Isabella Holland, and in the third qualifying round, she beat Kurumi Nara.However, in her first Australian Open main-draw appearance, she defeated Bethanie Mattek-Sands, but lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova in the second round.
  • In 2012, at The Oaks Club Challenger, she defeated Misaki Doi, Irina Falconi, Florencia Molinero, Edina Gallovits-Hall and in the final Sesil Karatantcheva to win her first title after ITF Nantes in 2009.
  • In 2013  in Bad Gastein she defeated María Teresa Torró Flor and Estrella Cabeza Candela in the first two rounds but in the quarterfinals, she lost to Yvonne Meusburger.
  • In 2014 At the French Open, Rus beat Lyudmyla Kichenok in the first qualifying round, but lost to Timea Bacsinszky in the second round. 
  • In 2015 she reached the final of a $15k tournament in the ITF Circuit in Zeeland in the Netherlands where she lost to Quirine Lemoine.
  • In 2017 at the Rosmalen Championships which is a  WTA tournament, she defeated Timea Babos in the first round followed by Andrea Hlaváčková. In the quarterfinals, she lost to Natalia Vikhlyantseva. However, This performance marked Rus’s first win at WTA level since the 2013 Gastein Ladies and it also marked the first time Rus won a main-draw grass-court match since the 2012 Wimbledon Championships. 
  • In the same year, She won her first WTA doubles title in the Swedish Open at Båstad, partnering with Quirine Lemoine.

Prize Money Earnings

She has earned a total of around 2,426,884 US$ from her participation in different championships. In fact, for the year 2022 so far, she has earned around US$ 2,426,884.

Endorsements and Sponsors

  • All of Arantxa’s clothing on the court are sponsored by the Italian luxury sportswear brand Hydrogen.
  • Her footwear is sponsored by Nike.
  • Her tennis racquets are provided by Wilson.

Net Worth

Arantxa’s total net worth as of today is 1.5 million US$. While there is absolutely no confirmation on this figure, it is likely to be true due to the large amounts of cash she collects as prize money and also from her endorsements.

Trivia

  • Her favorite shots are the backhand and serve.
  • Her favorite surface to play on is clay
  • She enjoys shopping, watching movies and meeting up with friends
  • She is not named after Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario