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
“I think in the back of my head I knew she hasn't lost a match for a while and she's confident. And it was playing in my mind a little bit.”

— Daria Gavrilova, 13 Mar 2017

» In-form Svitolina too strong for Gavrilova

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

Gavrilova beaten in Miami
Daria Gavrilova was beaten in straight sets by Lucie Safarova. Photo: Getty Images
24 March, 2017

Daria Gavrilova has been beaten by Lucie Safarova in the second round of the Miami Open.
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Kyrgios set for Miami return
Nick Kyrgios was pumped up during his third-round win over Alexander Zverev at the BNP Paribas Open; Getty Images
21 March, 2017

The world No.16 returns to action at the Miami Open this week.
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Gallery: Aussies light up the desert
Nick Kyrgios practices with the magnificent Indian Wells scenery as a backdrop; Getty Images
18 March, 2017

Check out the best snaps of Australia's presence at Indian Wells, highlighted by Nick Kyrgios's run to the quarters and some high-profile doubles partnerships.
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In-form Svitolina too strong for Gavrilova
Daria Gavrilova in action at the BNP Paribas Open; Getty Images
13 March, 2017

Elina Svitolina took her winning streak to 15 matches after seeing off Daria Gavrilova in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open.
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