PLAYER PROFILE

Daria Gavrilova

2
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
27
WTA
RANKING
  • Age23
  • Born 5 March 1994
  • Birth PlaceMoscow, Russia
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Height166 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachNicole Pratt
FOLLOW
“It's going to be really tough, she's a great fighter but I'm feeling pretty confident.”

— Daria Gavrilova, 23 Apr 2017

» Barty, Gavrilova put Aussies in command

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

Fed Cup: winners are grinners
The winning Australian team of (L-R) Destanee Aiava, Daria Gavrilova, Alicia Molik, Ash Barty and Casey Dellacqua; photo credit Srdjan Stevanovic
24 April, 2017

There was a feel-good vibe in the Australian team which dismantled Serbia 4-0 in Zrenjanin to secure its place once again in World Group II. (photo credit: Srdjan Stevanovic)
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Molik: we can be Fed Cup contenders
Casey Dellacqua (L) and Alicia Molik at the Australia v Slovakia Fed Cup pre-tie press conference; Roman Benicky
24 April, 2017

A clean-sweep against Serbia has seen Australia retain a World Group II position - and the green-and-gold may get a shot at the Fed Cup title earlier than expected.
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Barty, Gavrilova put Aussies in command
Daria Gavrilova was making her Fed Cup debut for the Green and Gold. Photo: Getty Images
23 April, 2017

Ash Barty and Daria Gavrilova both scored straight-sets wins on Saturday in Zrenjanin to give Australia a 2-0 lead in its Fed Cup World Group II Play-off tie against Serbia.
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Barty to show Serbia the Australian way
Ash Barty will represent Australia in both singles and doubles in the April 22-23 tie in Serbia; Getty Images
21 April, 2017

Ash Barty is confident that she, Daria Gavrilova, Casey Dellacqua and Destanee Aiava can combine to deliver Australia victory over Serbia in this weekend's Fed Cup tie.
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