PLAYER PROFILE

Daria Gavrilova

2
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
23
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

Cincinnati: Tomljanovic through, Gavrilova out
Ajla Tomljanovic in action during her second-round victory over Magdalena Frech at the Silicon Valley Classic in San jose; Getty Images
14 August, 2018

Ajla Tomljanovic wins her third straight match in Cincinnati to set up a meeting with world No.1 Simona Halep, while Daria Gavrilova finds Serena Williams too strong.
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Tomljanovic qualifies for WTA Cincinnati
Ajla Tomljanovic; Getty Images
13 August, 2018

Ajla Tomljanovic joins fellow Aussies Ash Barty and Daria Gavrilova in the main draw of the WTA tournament in Cincinnati. Gavrilova is scheduled to play Serena Williams at 9am…
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Gavrilova draws Serena in Cincinnati first round
Daria Gavrilova; Getty Images
12 August, 2018

Daria Gavrilova has drawn the great Serena Williams in her opening match in Cincinnati while Ash Barty and Nick Kyrgios are both seeded at the combined ATP/WTA event.
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Gavrilova, Ebden fall in Canada
Matt Ebden plays a forehand during his first-round loss to Peter Polansky at the Rogers Cup in Toronto; Getty Images
7 August, 2018

Daria Gavrilova fought hard but went down to Lucie Safarova in the first round in Montreal, while Matt Ebden was upstaged by Canadian qualifier Peter Polansky in Toronto.
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