Daria Saville

  • Age28
  • Born 5 March 1994
  • Birth PlaceMoscow, Russia
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Height166 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachNicole Pratt
“Even though I was able to play through the pain this year, it all got a little too much for me and my motivation wasn't there any more.”

— Daria Saville, 29 Sep 2019

» Gavrilova, Kyrgios on the injured list

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 was 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
  • sidelined for 12 months from September 2019 with plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis

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
  • married Australian professional player Luke Saville in December 2021
  • has a sausage dog named “Tofu”
  • 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

2021 419
2020 446
2019 237
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 Saville in the news

Wimbledon 2022: Eight Australians in action on day one
Daria Saville, James Duckworth and Astra Sharma are among the Aussies in action on day one at Wimbledon 2022.
3 hours ago

Daria Saville, James Duckworth and Astra Sharma are among eight Aussie players in action on day one at Wimbledon 2022.
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Daria Saville: “It’s pretty special to get selected”
Daria Saville speaks to media at the All England Club. Picture: Tennis Australia
12 hours ago

After a stunning return to form in her long-awaited comeback from injury, a grateful Daria Saville is embracing a big opportunity at Wimbledon this week.
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Aussies at Wimbledon: “It’s a dream tournament”
Maddison Inglis at the All England Club. Picture: Tennis Australia
26 June, 2022

Stepping through the gates of the All England Club, with its long history and many traditions, is a dream experience for Australians competing at Wimbledon 2022.
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Aussie women inspiring each other at Wimbledon
Maddison Inglis in action during Wimbledon qualifying. Picture: Getty Images
25 June, 2022

Maddison Inglis believes the Australian support was invaluable during the Wimbledon 2022 qualifying competition.
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