PLAYER PROFILE

Daria Gavrilova

2
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
35
WTA
RANKING
  • Age24
  • Born 5 March 1994
  • Birth PlaceMoscow, Russia
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Height166 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachNicole Pratt
FOLLOW
“I'm just really happy that I ended up winning and I feel pretty relieved and pretty tired, but I always play long matches so it's kind of a routine for me.”

— Daria Gavrilova, 17 Sep 2018

» Gavrilova grits to victory in Tokyo

On court

  • introduced to tennis by her parents at age six
  • realised at age 12 she was good enough to become a professional
  • favourite surface is hard court, favourite shot is forehand, favourite tennis 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
  • career highlights to date include winning the US Open juniors in 2010 and representing Australia in the Fed Cup
  • says Serena Williams is the toughest opponent she’s ever faced
  • dream tennis scenario is to beat Maria Sharapova at Rod Laver Arena
  • professional goal is to win a Grand Slam
  • had a break out year in 2015, ascending 197 spots to World No.36
  • made the final 16 at the Australian Open in 2016 and 2017

Off court

  • family includes father Alexey, mother Natalia and younger brother Stepan
  • has a pet beagle
  • enjoys eating sushi and cheese and reading the Twilight series
  • graduated from high school in 2010
  • 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

2018 38
2017 25
2016 25
2015 36
2014 233
2013 144
2012 215
2011 383
2010 515

Titles/Finals

Titles

2017 Connecticut WTA

2015 Burnie ITF, Launceston ITF

2014 Bangkok ITF

2011 Antalya ITF

Finals

2017 Strasbourg WTA, Hong Kong WTA

2016 Kremlin Cup WTA

2012 Moscow 4 ITF

2011 Moscow ITF

Daria Gavrilova in the news

Gavrilova and Millman fight hard, but fall
Daria Gavrilova; Getty Images
18 October, 2018

Daria Gavrilova goes down in three sets to former world No.4 Johanna Konta as John Millman loses in three to third seed Stefanos Tsistipas in Stockholm.
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Gavrilova and Kyrgios through in Moscow
Australia's Daria Gavrilova; Getty Images
17 October, 2018

Australia's Daria Gavrilova and Nick Kyrgios make winning starts at the Kremlin Cup in Moscow.
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Popyrin qualifies in Stockholm
Alexei Popyrin; Getty Images
16 October, 2018

Alexei Popyrin won his second straight match to qualify for the ATP tournament in Stockholm and will next face John Millman in a quarter of the draw stacked with Aussies.
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De Minaur, Millman, Ebden set for Stockholm
(L-R) Matt Ebden, Alex De Minaur and John Millman will play the ATP tournament in Stockholm this week; Getty Images
15 October, 2018

Three of Australia's top four men have landed in the same quarter of the draw in Stockholm, while Daria Gavrilova, Ajla Tomljanovic and Nick Kyrgios head to Moscow.
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