Daria Gavrilova

  • Age24
  • Born 5 March 1994
  • Birth PlaceMoscow, Russia
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Height166 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachNicole Pratt
“It was a dream come true to finally win a match in a home tie, because I haven't done that before.”

— Daria Gavrilova, 22 Apr 2018

» Fed Cup Day 2: Gavrilova seals victory for Australia

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

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

Fed Cup: Aussies’ final thoughts
Destanee Aiava (R) and Daria Gavrilova celebrate their victory in the doubles rubber to give Australia a 4-1 victory over Netherlands in the fed Cup World Group Play-off tie in Wollongong; Getty Images
22 April, 2018

Following a 4-1 victory over the Netherlands in Wollongong, all members of the Australian Fed Cup team fronted the media and shared their thoughts on a winning weekend.
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Australia gunning for Fed Cup glory
The Australian Fed Cup team pose with the Aussie flag after winning their World Group Play-Off tie against the Netherlands in Wollongong; Getty Images
22 April, 2018

Back in the World Group in 2019, Australia's Fed Cup team believes it can break a 45-year title drought in the international team competition.
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Fed Cup Day 2: Gavrilova seals victory for Australia
Daria Gavrilova celebrates after sealing a 3-1 victory for Australia in the Fed Cup World Group Play-off tie against Netherlands in Wollongong; Getty Images
22 April, 2018

Daria Gavrilova cements a 3-1 lead for Australia with a straight-sets win over Quirine Lemoine, after Ash Barty subdued a dogged Lesley Kerkhove. Australia returns to the elite…
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Dutch pleased to be in Fed Cup hunt
Dutch captain Paul Haarhuis; Getty Images
22 April, 2018

Captain Paul Haarhuis admitted he was "very pleased" with the fact his Netherlands Fed Cup team was locked at 1-1 with hosts Australia after the first day of play in…
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