Daria Gavrilova

  • Age25
  • Born 5 March 1994
  • Birth PlaceMoscow, Russia
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Height166 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachDavid Taylor
“We're really good friends off the court. We like to go out to dinners. Whenever we're on tour, some girls from other countries would be like, what do you do at Fed Cups? And they can't believe we do everything together. And I think it's really special.”

— Daria Gavrilova, 18 Apr 2019

» Gavrilova feeling the love in Fed Cup

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



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

Molik: we’ve got the depth to win Fed Cup
The Australian Fed Cup team celebrates its 3-2 semifinal victory over Belarus in Brisbane (Getty Images)
22 April, 2019

After beating Belarus 3-2 in an electrifying semifinal in Brisbane, Australia now turns its attention to the Fed Cup final against France on 9-10 November.
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Molik confident going into final day of Fed Cup
Alicia Molik (L) and Ash Barty speak to the media following Barty's win over Victoria Azarenka in the second singles rubber of Australia's Fed Cup semifinal against Belarus (Getty Images)
20 April, 2019

With plenty of singles and doubles options at her disposal, Alicia Molik is confident in her team's chances going into Day 2 of Australia's Fed Cup semifinal against…
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Australia, Belarus ready for Fed Cup blockbuster
Australian Fed Cup captain Alicia Molik flanked by singles players and doubles duo Ash Barty (L) and Sam Stosur (R); Getty Images
19 April, 2019

Sam Stosur and Aryna Sabalenka will kick off the Fed Cup semifinal between Australia and Belarus before Ash Barty takes on Victoria Azarenka.
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Gavrilova feeling the love in Fed Cup
Daria Gavrilova trains for Australia's Fed Cup semifinal against Belarus in Brisbane (Getty Images)
18 April, 2019

Despite a rocky start to the season, Daria Gavrilova is thriving in her return to the Fed Cup team environment and is drawing inspiration from her decorated teammates.
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