Daria Gavrilova

  • Age26
  • 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 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



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

Social round-up: Title wins, sharing advice and holiday fun
CHAMPIONS: Jelena Dokic, Daria Gavrilova, Storm Sanders and Ellen Perez helped Royal South Yarra Tennis Club win Tennis Victoria's Premier League. Picture: Instagram
1 hour ago

What have Australia's top-ranked players been up to? We've collated tweets and posts from this week to keep fans up to date.
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Gavrilova, Kokkinakis win UTR Pro Tennis Series titles in Melbourne
CHAMPIONS: Daria Gavrilova and Thanasi Kokkinakis in action at this week's UTR Pro Tennis Series in Melbourne. Pictures: Tennis Australia
19 November, 2020

Daria Gavrilova and Thanasi Kokkinakis continue their comebacks, claiming UTR Pro Tennis Series titles without dropping a set.
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Stosur, Kokkinakis set for competitive returns
RETURNING: Sam Stosur and Thanasi Kokkinakis are back this week in a UTR Pro Tennis Series event in Melbourne. Pictures: Getty Images
16 November, 2020

Grand Slam champion Sam Stosur is competing at a UTR Pro Tennis Series event in Melbourne this week, where the returning Thanasi Kokkinakis headlines the men's field.
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Social round-up: Serving up news and famous dogs
ON SERVE: John Millman competing in Bulgaria this week. Picture: Sofia Open
12 November, 2020

What have Australia's top-ranked players been up to? We've collated tweets and posts from this week to keep fans up to date.
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