Daria Gavrilova

  • Age23
  • Born 5 March 1994
  • Birth PlaceMoscow, Russia
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Height166 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachNicole Pratt
“"I had chances on every serve of Sam's, and I felt like I was in every game and I was still playing good tennis."”

— Daria Gavrilova, 11 Jan 2018

» Gavrilova wins all Australian battle in Sydney

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

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

Mertens mounts comeback to edge Gavrilova
Daria Gavrilova faced an inspired Elise Mertens on Rod Laver Arena.
18 January, 2018

The Belgian defended her title in Hobart ahead of the Australian Open.
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Ruthless Gavrilova roars past Falconi
Daria Gavrilova completed her first round in just 64 minutes on RLA.
15 January, 2018

The Australian No.2 recorded 23 winners to five in a dominant display over the qualifier on RLA.
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Gavrilova to light up Rod Laver Arena
Daria Gavrilova is one of four Australians set to star at the Sydney International in 2018; Getty Images
15 January, 2018

Daria Gavrilova will be the first home hope to hit Rod Laver Arena at the 2018 Australian Open.
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Barty wins battle of the Aussies in Sydney
Ashleigh Barty is through to her first final in Australia (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
12 January, 2018

Ashleigh Barty has won the battle of the Aussies and is through to the Sydney final.
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