Daria Gavrilova

  • Age24
  • Born 5 March 1994
  • Birth PlaceMoscow, Russia
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Height166 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachNicole Pratt
“I didn’t serve well.. I didn’t hit groundies well.. but I finally felt like my attitude was there.”

— Daria Gavrilova, 29 Jan 2019

» Tomljanovic wins in Thailand, Gavrilova out in Russia

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



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

Australia and US locked 1-1 in Fed Cup
ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA - FEBRUARY 09: Ashleigh Barty of Australia reacts during her win over Sofia Kenin of USA during the first round of the 2019 Fed Cup at U.S. Cellular Center on February 09, 2019 in Asheville, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
10 February, 2019

Australia and the USA will head into day two of the Fed Cup tie in North Carolina on level terms after wins for Ash Barty and Madison Keys.
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Ash Barty and Kim Birrell to lead Australia’s Fed Cup World Group charge
9 February, 2019

The Fed Cup draw for the World Group first round tie between USA and Australia has been conducted. The tie will kick off in Asheville, North Carolina tomorrow.
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Barty ready to ‘lead by example’ in Fed Cup
WOLLONGONG, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 21:  Ashleigh Barty of Australia serves in her match against Quirine Lemoine of the Netherlands during the World Group Play-Off Fed Cup tie between Australia and the Netherlands at the Wollongong Entertainment Centre on April 21, 2018 in Wollongong, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)
8 February, 2019

Ash Barty relishes the responsibility of being Australia's top-ranked player as the Fed Cup team prepare to face the USA.
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Aussies confident ahead of USA Fed Cup tie
WOLLONGONG, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 21:  Australian captain Alicia Molik; Getty Images
7 February, 2019

The Australian team is in a positive mood as they prepare to take on the USA in the Fed Cup World Group in North Carolina.
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