PLAYER PROFILE

Daria Gavrilova

  • Age27
  • 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

2021 419
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

Maddison Inglis celebrates career-best win at Australian Open
Maddison Inglis celebrates a career-best win at AO 2022; Getty Images
7 mins ago

In the biggest win of her career so far, Maddison Inglis defeats US Open finalist Leylah Fernandez to move into the second round of the Australian Open.
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Twelve Aussies set to begin their Australian Open 2022 campaigns
Sam Stosur, Priscilla Hon, Jordan Thompson and Alexei Popyrin lead the Aussie charge on day two at the Australian Open.
9 hours ago

An exciting Australian Open 2022 day two schedule includes 12 Aussie players (six men and six women) in first-round singles action.
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Australian Open 2022 singles draws revealed
Sam Stosur, Alex de Minaur, Ash Barty and James Duckworth are ready for Australian Open 2022. Pictures: Getty Images
13 January, 2022

The men's and women's singles draws for Australian Open 2022 are set. Find out who our Aussie contenders face in the opening round ...
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Aleksandar Vukic scores first top-50 win in Adelaide
Aleksandar Vukic moves into the Adelaide Interational 2 second round.
10 January, 2022

Aleksandar Vukic headlines a strong day for Australians at the Adelaide International 2, overcoming Alexander Bublik for his first top-50 victory.
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