Daria Gavrilova

  • Age23
  • Born 5 March 1994
  • Birth PlaceMoscow, Russia
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Height166 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachNicole Pratt
“Really happy with my first title. I really was waiting for it for a long time, I really wanted it, so it’s definitely a highlight of this year.”

— Daria Gavrilova, 16 Nov 2017

» Newks: No rest until Gavrilova hits her best

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

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

Newks: No rest until Gavrilova hits her best
Daria Gavrilova could crack the Top 20 if she wins Saturday's final. Photo: Getty Images
16 November, 2017

A Newcombe Medal finalist in 2017, Daria Gavrilova has mixed feelings about her "up and down" year.
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Newcombe Medal finalists announced
John Newcombe, Newcombe Medal
15 November, 2017

Barty, Gavrilova, Kyrgios, Peers and Thompson named as Newcombe Medal finalists
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Five minutes with … Sam Stosur
Sam Stosur in action during the China Open in Beijing; Getty Images
3 November, 2017

We caught up with Sam Stosur when she was in Melbourne this week to discuss her comeback to tennis during the Asian swing as well as her hopes for the Aussie summer of 2018.
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Rising stars: Cabrera coming for top 100
Lizette Cabrera in action at the WTA tournament in Hong Kong, where she reached the quarterfinals; Getty Images
1 November, 2017

We caught up with Australian teen Lizette Cabrera, who after a breakthrough 2016 has made an increasing impact on the WTA tour this season.
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