Daria Gavrilova

  • Age22
  • Born 5 March 1994
  • Birth PlaceMoscow, Russia
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Height166 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachNicole Pratt
“I was feeling it a little bit. But as the match went on and I got warmer (it was ok).”

— Daria Gavrilova, 3 Jan 2017

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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


2016 Kremlin Cup

2012 Moscow 4 ITF

2011 Moscow ITF

Daria Gavrilova in the news

Konta halts Gavrilova in Sydney
Daria Gavrilova reaches for a backhand during her Apia International Sydney match against Johanna Konta
10 January, 2017

Daria Gavrilova battled valiantly, saving five match points in the second set, but Johanna Konta's 29 winners secured victory on Ken Rosewell Arena.
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Gavrilova defies Sydney showers to progress
Daria Gavrilova started well at the 2017 Apia International Sydney
10 January, 2017

The Australian No.2 navigated past Donna Vekic 6-3 7-6 (7-1) in her Apia International Sydney opener on Monday night.
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Gavrilova boosted by Hopman Cup win
Daria Gavrilova celebrates her victory against Coco Vandeweghe at the Hopman Cup in Perth.
6 January, 2017

Daria Gavrilova ended her personal Hopman Cup campaign on a high with a spirited victory.
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Team Australia’s Hopman Cup defence over
Nick Kyrgios and Daria Gavrilova suffered a surprise defeat to the Czech Republic. Photo: Getty Images
4 January, 2017

Nick Kyrgios and Daria Gavrilova's defence of their Mastercard Hopman Cup title is over after they suffered a surprise defeat to the Czech Republic.
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