Daria Gavrilova

  • Age22
  • Born 5 March 1994
  • Birth PlaceMoscow, Russia
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Height166 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachNicole Pratt
“This year, I had a few days off after the US Open and regrouped and had my training in Melbourne and now I'm just enjoying the last few tournaments.”

— Daria Gavrilova, 20 Oct 2016

» Gavrilova marches on in Moscow

On court

  • started playing tennis at age six
  • introduced to tennis by her parents
  • realised at age 12 she was good enough to become a professional, when she first started travelling
  • favourite surface is hard court – especially plexicushion in Australia
  • favourite shot is forehand
  • favourite tournament is Australian Open
  • tennis idols are Venus and Serena Williams, Kim Clijsters and Martina Hingis
  • feels her game contains elements of Kim Clijsters and Simona Halep
  • is a former ITF world No.1 junior
  • has trained at the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy in France; was part of Hingis’ training squad at the academy
  • career highlights to date include winning the Youth Olympics in Singapore and the US Open juniors in 2010
  • says Serena Williams is the toughest opponent she’s ever faced
  • dream tennis scenario would be to beat Maria Sharapova at Rod Laver Arena
  • professional goals are to play Fed Cup for Australia and to win a Grand Slam

Off court

  • Family includes father Alexey, mother Natalia and younger brother Stepan
  • has a pet beagle
  • enjoys eating sushi and cheese
  • graduated from high school in 2010
  • enjoys reading the Twilight series
  • currently dating Australian professional player Luke Saville
  • nickname is “Dasha”
  • best piece of advice is to treat everyone the same way you want to be treated
  • perfect day would involve sleeping in, going out for breakfast, going for a swim, and having her family and friends around her
  • would have loved to be an actress if not a tennis player

Year-end ranking history

2015 36
2014 233
2013 144
2012 215
2011 383
2010 515



2015 Burnie ITF, Launceston ITF

2014 Bangkok ITF

2011 Antalya ITF


2012 Moscow 4 ITF

2011 Moscow ITF

Daria Gavrilova in the news

Kuznetsova too strong for Gavrilova
Daria Gavrilova (L) and Svetlana Kuznetsova pose with their trophies after the WTA Kremlin Cup final of 2016; Getty Images
14 hours ago

Daria Gavrilova's brilliant run in Moscow came to an end on Saturday when she fell in her first career WTA final to Svetlana Kuznetsova.
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Gavrilova through to first WTA final
Daria Gavrilova in action at the WTA event in Moscow; photo credit Kremlin Cup
22 October, 2016

Daria Gavrilova's stunning week in Moscow has seen the Aussie advance to her first WTA final at the Kremlin Cup. She'll face Svetlana Kuznetsova for the title.
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Gavrilova storms into Kremlin Cup semis
Daria Gavrilova in action at the WTA event in Moscow; photo credit Kremlin Cup
21 October, 2016

Daria Gavrilova's continues to gather steam as the season progresses - the Aussie reached her second straight WTA semifinal, this time in Moscow.
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Gavrilova marches on in Moscow
Daria Gavrilova advances on the net during her second-round victory over Carla Suarez Navarro in Moscow; photo credit Kremlin Cup
20 October, 2016

Daria Gavrilova is through to the quarterfinals of the Kremlin Cup, and is on the verge of an Australian Open seeding.
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