Sofia Arvidsson Bio


  • Currently without a coach
  • Full name is Lena Sofia Alexandra Arvidsson
  • Father, Yngve, is a policeman; mother, Lena, is a music teacher; younger brother, Fredrik, is also a policeman
  • Started playing at age 8 when neighbor, a tennis coach, introduced her to the game
  • Baseliner whose favorite surface is indoor hardcourt
  • Favorites include reading, sushi, the movie Shawshank Redemption, singer Bruce Springsteen and TV show Desperate Housewives
  • Idol when growing up was hockey player Eric Lindros; tennis idols were Swedish players Jonas Bjorkman, Thomas Johansson and Thomas Enqvist, also enjoyed watching Lindsay Davenport
  • Best memories to date are winning first two WTA titles at Memphis in 2006 and 2012.
Biographical information from WTA. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.


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