Biographical information from WTA. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2011.
- Coached by Lars Wahlgren
- Started playing at age 8 when neighbor, a tennis coach, introduced her to the game
- Baseliner whose favorite shot is backhand; favorite surface is hardcourt
- Full name is Lena Sofia Alexandra Arvidsson
- Father, Yngve, is a policeman; mother, Lena, is a music teacher; younger brother, Fredrik, is working and wants to be a policeman
- Favorites include movie Shawshank Redemption, sushi, all kinds of music and TV series Desperate Housewives
- Likes to watch soccer and handball
- Relaxes by hanging out with friends, shopping, watching sports and movies, and doing Sudoku
- Idol when growing up was hockey player Eric Lindros; tennis players most admired are Jonas Bjorkman and Thomas Johansson
- Best memory to date was winning first WTA title at Memphis in 2006.
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