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What I Wear to Work: The Washington Kastles Tennis Player

Welcome to the first (and hopefully not last) athlete edition of this column.

Who: Arina Rodionova, 22
A Russian-born tennis player for the Washington Kastles, currently ranked number 372 in singles and number 128 in doubles

What she does: Lots of practicing! I typically practice, eat, and sometimes sleep. I love being on the Kastles, it is fun being part of a team—much different than in a tournament—and this is a great team to be on. One of the best parts of being a tennis player is traveling the world and meeting lots of interesting people. I get to travel to different countries and try their food, see their culture—and the shopping is also pretty good!

Describe your work style: I am my own fashion icon—I wear what I like. It’s a lot of athletic or sporty wear, lots of shorts or [tennis] skirts and tennis shirts. EleVen by Venus Williams [Williams is a teammate of Rodionova’s on the Washington Kastles] is a good brand.

At Practice

In Uniform

Sponsor Party Celebrating a Win

All photographs by Dakota Fine.

Think you or someone you know deserves a chance in the What I Wear to Work spotlight? Email szlotnick@washingtonian.com with pictures and a job description for consideration.

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Sarah is the Editor-in-Chief of Washingtonian Bride & Groom, and writes about weddings, fashion, and shopping. Her work has also appeared in Refinery29, Bethesda Magazine, and Washington City Paper, among others. She is a Georgetown University graduate, lives in Columbia Heights, and you can find her on Instagram at @washbridegroom and @sarahzlot.