PLAYER PROFILE

Daria Gavrilova

  • Age26
  • Born 5 March 1994
  • Birth PlaceMoscow, Russia
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Height166 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachNicole Pratt
FOLLOW
“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 Gavrilova, 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
  • engaged to Australian professional player Luke Saville
  • 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

2020 446
2019 237
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

Ranking movers: Kokkinakis, Gadecki on the rise
ON THE RISE: Thanasi Kokkinakis and Olivia Gadecki. Pictures: Tennis Australia
22 February, 2021

A number of Australians have made impressive improvements in the latest tour rankings, including Thanasi Kokkinakis and Olivia Gadecki.
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Barty beats Gavrilova in all-Aussie showdown at Australian Open
Ash Barty serves during her second-round match against Daria Gavrilova at Australian Open 2021. Picture: Tennis Australia
11 February, 2021

World No.1 Ash Barty wins an all-Aussie battle against Daria Gavrilova to advance to the third round at Australian Open 2021.
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All-Aussie showdown set for day four at Australian Open 2021
Ash Barty and Daria Gavrilova clash in an all-Australian second round at Australian Open 2021. Pictures: Tennis Australia
11 February, 2021

Ash or Dash? That's the big question for Aussie tennis fans ahead of today's Australian Open 2021 second-round showdown between two of the nation's most popular…
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Gavrilova sets up Barty showdown
DETERMINED: Daria Gavrilova during her first-round win at Australian Open 2021. Picture: Tennis Australia
9 February, 2021

Daria Gavrilova is into the second round at Australian Open 2021 - where she'll meet fellow Aussie and world No.1 Ash Barty.
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