Daria Gavrilova

  • Age26
  • Born 5 March 1994
  • Birth PlaceMoscow, Russia
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Height166 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachNicole Pratt
“Even though I was able to play through the pain this year, it all got a little too much for me and my motivation wasn't there any more.”

— Daria Gavrilova, 29 Sep 2019

» Gavrilova, Kyrgios on the injured list

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 was 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
  • sidelined for 12 months from September 2019 with plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis

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
  • engaged to Australian professional player Luke Saville
  • has a sausage dog named “Tofu”
  • 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

2020 446
2019 237
2018 38
2017 25
2016 25
2015 36
2014 233
2013 144
2012 215
2011 383
2010 515



2017 Connecticut WTA

2015 Burnie ITF, Launceston ITF

2014 Bangkok ITF

2011 Antalya ITF


2017 Strasbourg WTA, Hong Kong WTA

2016 Kremlin Cup WTA

2012 Moscow 4 ITF

2011 Moscow ITF

Daria Gavrilova in the news

Ranking movers: Kokkinakis, Gadecki on the rise
ON THE RISE: Thanasi Kokkinakis and Olivia Gadecki. Pictures: Tennis Australia
22 February, 2021

A number of Australians have made impressive improvements in the latest tour rankings, including Thanasi Kokkinakis and Olivia Gadecki.
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Barty beats Gavrilova in all-Aussie showdown at Australian Open
Ash Barty serves during her second-round match against Daria Gavrilova at Australian Open 2021. Picture: Tennis Australia
11 February, 2021

World No.1 Ash Barty wins an all-Aussie battle against Daria Gavrilova to advance to the third round at Australian Open 2021.
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All-Aussie showdown set for day four at Australian Open 2021
Ash Barty and Daria Gavrilova clash in an all-Australian second round at Australian Open 2021. Pictures: Tennis Australia
11 February, 2021

Ash or Dash? That's the big question for Aussie tennis fans ahead of today's Australian Open 2021 second-round showdown between two of the nation's most popular…
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Gavrilova sets up Barty showdown
DETERMINED: Daria Gavrilova during her first-round win at Australian Open 2021. Picture: Tennis Australia
9 February, 2021

Daria Gavrilova is into the second round at Australian Open 2021 - where she'll meet fellow Aussie and world No.1 Ash Barty.
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