PLAYER PROFILE

Daria Gavrilova

2
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
25
WTA
RANKING
  • Age24
  • Born 5 March 1994
  • Birth PlaceMoscow, Russia
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Height166 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachNicole Pratt
FOLLOW
“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

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

Winning day for Gavrilova, Stosur
Daria Gavrilova; Getty Images
1 min ago

It was a great start to the week for Australia's women, with Daria Gavrilova and Sam Stosur enjoying grass-court wins and Ajla Tomljanovic qualifying in Mallorca.
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Aussies looking to build on grass-court success
NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - JUNE 17:  Ashleigh Barty of Australia leaves the court and signs autographs for fans after the Womens Singles Final during Day Nine of the Nature Valley Open at Nottingham Tennis Centre on June 17, 2018 in Nottingham, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images for LTA)
13 hours ago

After titles for Ash Barty and Alex de Minaur, Australian players are looking for more grass-court wins in the build-up to Wimbledon.
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Barty continues impressive Nottingham form
FOCUSED: Ash Barty serves during her second round win in Nottingham; Getty Images
15 June, 2018

Ash Barty books Nottingham quarterfinal spot, but Sam Stosur's tournament is over.
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Gavrilova knocked out by Mertens at French Open
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 02:  Daria Gavrilova of Australia plays a forehand during the ladies singles third round match against Elise Mertens of Belgium during day seven of the 2018 French Open at Roland Garros on June 2, 2018 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
3 June, 2018

Daria Gavrilova is beaten by 16th seed Elise Mertens after Sam Stosur loses to former champion Garbine Muguruza in the French Open third round.
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