PLAYER PROFILE

Daria Gavrilova

3
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
84
WTA
RANKING
  • Age25
  • Born 5 March 1994
  • Birth PlaceMoscow, Russia
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Height166 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachDavid Taylor
FOLLOW
“We're really good friends off the court. We like to go out to dinners. Whenever we're on tour, some girls from other countries would be like, what do you do at Fed Cups? And they can't believe we do everything together. And I think it's really special.”

— Daria Gavrilova, 18 Apr 2019

» Gavrilova feeling the love in Fed Cup

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

Aussie contingent set for US Open
(L-R) Nick Kyrgios, Ash Barty and Alex de Minaur are the highest-ranked Australians competing at the US Open (Getty Images)
5 hours ago

Twelve Australian players feature in the main draw at this year's US Open. We look at their form coming in and the draws they've been dealt.
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US Open draw: Millman to face Nadal
John Millman (L) and Rafael Nadal shake hands after Nadal won their first-round match at Wimbledon in 2017 (Getty Images)
23 August, 2019

John Millman draws Rafael Nadal in the first round of the US Open, while No.2 seed Ash Barty opens against Zarina Diyas.
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Stosur receives US Open wildcard
Sam Stosur (Getty Images)
14 August, 2019

Sam Stosur, the US Open champion in 2011, has been awarded a main-draw wildcard and will contest her 15th tournament at Flushing Meadows.
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Ebden to play Tomic in Atlanta second round
Matt Ebden (Getty Images)
24 July, 2019

Bernard Tomic's upset win over fifth seed Frances Tiafoe at the ATP's Atlanta Open sets up a showdown with fellow Australian Matthew Ebden for a place in the…
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