Daria Gavrilova

  • Age23
  • Born 5 March 1994
  • Birth PlaceMoscow, Russia
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Height166 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachNicole Pratt
“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



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

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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