PLAYER PROFILE

Daria Gavrilova

2
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
25
WTA
RANKING
  • Age23
  • Born 5 March 1994
  • Birth PlaceMoscow, Russia
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Height166 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachNicole Pratt
FOLLOW
“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

Titles/Finals

Titles

 

2015 Burnie ITF, Launceston ITF

2014 Bangkok ITF

2011 Antalya ITF

Finals

2017 Strasbourg

2016 Kremlin Cup

2012 Moscow 4 ITF

2011 Moscow ITF

Daria Gavrilova in the news

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
18 hours ago

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
23 hours ago

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) ChryslèneCaillaud.com
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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Strasbourg: Stosur v Gavrilova in high stakes final
Sam Stosur (L) and Daria Gavrilova in action at the WTA Internationaux de Strasbourg; (c) ChryslèneCaillaud.com
27 May, 2017

Sam Stosur and Daria Gavrilova will battle for the national No.1 ranking in the Strasbourg decider, the first all-Aussie women's final since 2005.
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