PLAYER PROFILE

Daria Gavrilova

  • Age25
  • Born 5 March 1994
  • Birth PlaceMoscow, Russia
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Height166 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachDavid Taylor
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 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

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

Tomljanovic cleared to play Fed Cup
Ajla Tomljanovic (Getty Images)
15 October, 2019

Australia's No.2-ranked female player Ajla Tomljanovic has secured eligibility to represent Australia in next month's Fed Cup final against France.
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Gavrilova, Kyrgios on the injured list
Nick Kyrgios and Daria Gavrilova suffered a surprise defeat to the Czech Republic. Photo: Getty Images
29 September, 2019

Australians Daria Gavrilova and Nick Kyrgios are expected to be sidelined for extended periods after opting to rest and recover from niggling injuries.
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Stosur, Gavrilova upbeat despite setbacks
Sam Stosur (L) and Daria Gavrilova in action at the US Open in 2019 (Getty Images)
27 August, 2019

Popular Australians Sam Stosur and Daria Gavrilova believe better days are ahead after their respective first-round losses at the US Open.
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Barty survives first-round scare at US Open
Ash Barty was a first-round winner over Zarina Diyas at the US Open (Getty Images)
27 August, 2019

No.2 seed loses the first five games of the match before adjusting to the conditions and her opponent to record a three-set victory at the US Open.
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