PLAYER PROFILE

Daria Gavrilova

2
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
25
WTA
RANKING
  • Age22
  • Born 5 March 1994
  • Birth PlaceMoscow, Russia
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Height166 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachNicole Pratt
FOLLOW
“The Australian Open was just something really special. And the end of the year was pretty good too. I reached my goal of finishing inside the top 30 so I'm pretty proud of my year.”

— Daria Gavrilova, 23 Nov 2016

» Newcombe Medal: Gavrilova consolidates gains

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

Sydney women’s draw strongest in the world
World No.1 Angelique Kerber will head the Apia International Sydney women's field in 2017; Getty Images
1 December, 2016

The Apia International Sydney in 2017 will feature the deepest field of any tournament in the world, highlighted by six of the world's top 10 and four major champions.
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Alcott awarded 2016 Newcombe Medal
2016 Newcombe Medallist Dylan Alcott (R) wht John Newcombe; Getty Images
28 November, 2016

Paralympic gold medallist and Australian Open champion Dylan Alcott has completed an incredible 2016 season by winning the Newcombe Medal.
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Gallery: blue carpet glamour at the Newks
Australian Davis Cup captain and former world No.1 Lleyton Hewitt with wife Bec; photo credit Fiona Hamilton
28 November, 2016

The 2016 Newcombe Medal kicked off at Crown Palladium in Melbourne with the stars of Australian tennis stepping out for the cameras on the blue carpet.
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Newcombe Medal: Gavrilova consolidates gains
Daria Gavrilova gestures during her women's singles match against Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro on day seven of the 2016 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 24, 2016. AFP PHOTO / PETER PARKS-- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE / AFP / PETER PARKS        (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)
23 November, 2016

In an impressive 2016 season, Daria Gavrilova achieved her goal of a top-30 ranking, and now finds herself as a Newcombe Medal finalist.
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