Daria Gavrilova

  • Age23
  • Born 5 March 1994
  • Birth PlaceMoscow, Russia
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Height166 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachNicole Pratt
“I'm really excited. It couldn't get any closer. I knew it was going to be a tough battle. She's such a great player.”

— Daria Gavrilova, 26 May 2017

» Gavrilova joins Stosur in last four

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




2015 Burnie ITF, Launceston ITF

2014 Bangkok ITF

2011 Antalya ITF


2017 Strasbourg

2016 Kremlin Cup

2012 Moscow 4 ITF

2011 Moscow ITF

Daria Gavrilova in the news

Gavrilova on loss: “I ran out of gas”
Daria Gavrilova in action during round one of Roland Garros 2017; Getty Images
10 hours ago

World No.24 plans to take a break after demoralising three-set loss to Belgian Elise Mertens.
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Five Aussies in French Open day two action
Jaimee Fourlis in action during her French Open women's wildcard play-off final win over Isabelle Wallace; photo credit Matt Trollope
29 May, 2017

Sam Stosur, Daria Gavrilova, Jaimee Fourlis, Ajla Tomljanovic and John Millman scheduled to play first round matches.
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Tomic finds positives in French Open exit
Bernard Tomic in action at Roland Garros; Getty Images
29 May, 2017

Roland Garros campaigns over for Australians Bernard Tomic and Alex De Minaur.
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Stosur beats Gavrilova in final epic
Sam Stosur (R) and Daria Gavrilova pose with their trophies after their Internationaux de Strasbourg final epic; (c) Chryslè
28 May, 2017

In a memorable battle, Sam Stosur held onto her No.1 Australian ranking after a thrilling win over compatriot Daria Gavrilova in the WTA Strasbourg final.
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