PLAYER PROFILE

Daria Gavrilova

2
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
26
WTA
RANKING
  • Age22
  • Born 5 March 1994
  • Birth PlaceMoscow, Russia
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Height166 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachNicole Pratt
FOLLOW
“I've only played one year with Sam so it's not a big difference for me. For others, it's a change. But I'm just going to go out there and play. We'll see.”

— Daria Gavrilova, 9 Feb 2017

» Freezing Fed Cup tie sees Dasha leading the way

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

Titles/Finals

Titles

2015 Burnie ITF, Launceston ITF

2014 Bangkok ITF

2011 Antalya ITF

Finals

2016 Kremlin Cup

2012 Moscow 4 ITF

2011 Moscow ITF

Daria Gavrilova in the news

Dasha does the WTA Net Dash
Dash does the dash; WTA
14 February, 2017

Daria Gavrilova set a blistering pace as the first player to complete the WTA Net Dash.
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Ukraine dominates Australia in Fed Cup
Daria Gavrilova; Getty Images
13 February, 2017

Australia faces a Play-off tie against a yet-to-be-determined opponent to maintain its place in World Group II after falling to Ukraine in Kharkiv.
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Fed Cup: Australia with hard road ahead
Ash Barty; Getty Images
12 February, 2017

Australia has fallen behind 2-0 against the Ukraine and must win all of its rubbers on Sunday in Kharkiv if it hopes to advance to the World Group Play-offs.
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Gavrilova, Barty lead Australia in singles
(L-R) Daria Gavrilova, Ash Barty, Arina Rodionova, Casey Dellacqua and Alicia Molik at the Australia v Ukraine Fed Cup draw ceremony.
11 February, 2017

Daria Gavrilova and Ash Barty will lead the Aussies into Fed Cup battle in Kharkiv when they take on Lesia Tsurenko and Elina Svitolina respectively in singles.
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