PLAYER PROFILE

Daria Gavrilova

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AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
24
WTA
RANKING
  • Age23
  • Born 5 March 1994
  • Birth PlaceMoscow, Russia
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Height166 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachNicole Pratt
FOLLOW
“It's almost more pressure there, but I almost don't feel it. I embrace it.”

— Daria Gavrilova, 5 Jul 2017

» Disappointed Dasha laments Wimbledon showing

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

Titles/Finals

Titles

 

2015 Burnie ITF, Launceston ITF

2014 Bangkok ITF

2011 Antalya ITF

Finals

2017 Strasbourg

2016 Kremlin Cup

2012 Moscow 4 ITF

2011 Moscow ITF

Daria Gavrilova in the news

Biggest movers: Rodionova sets new high
NEW HIGH: Arina Rodionova has set a new career-best ranking after her Wimbledon performance; Getty Images
18 July, 2017

Arina Rodionova rises to a new career-high ranking after Wimbledon effort.
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Aussies in action: Wimbledon Day 5
John-Patrick Smith (L) and Matt Reid in action in the men's doubles at Wimbledon; Getty Images
7 July, 2017

Three all-Aussie pairs will aim to continue their run at Wimbledon while mixed doubles action also kicks off on Day 5.
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Disappointed Dasha laments Wimbledon showing
Daria Gavrilova reacts during her first-round loss at WImbledon to Petra Martic; Getty Images
5 July, 2017

Daria Gavrilova was in a confessional mood in her post-match press conference as she attempted to process her heart-breaking loss to Petra Martic at Wimbledon.
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Gavrilova cautious going into Wimbledon
Daria Gavrilova in action during the Aegon Classic quarterfinals in Birmingham; Getty Images
4 July, 2017

After Grand Slam disappointments away from Melbourne Park, Daria Gavrilova is refusing to look beyond her first-round match at Wimbledon.
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