Daria Gavrilova

  • Age23
  • Born 5 March 1994
  • Birth PlaceMoscow, Russia
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Height166 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachNicole Pratt
“It's almost more pressure there, but I almost don't feel it. I embrace it.”

— Daria Gavrilova, 5 Jul 2017

» Disappointed Dasha laments Wimbledon showing

On court

  • started playing tennis at age six
  • introduced to tennis by her parents
  • realised at age 12 she was good enough to become a professional, when she first started travelling
  • favourite surface is hard court – especially plexicushion in Australia
  • favourite shot is forehand
  • favourite 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
  • has trained at the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy in France; was part of Hingis’ training squad at the academy
  • career highlights to date include winning the Youth Olympics in Singapore and the US Open juniors in 2010
  • says Serena Williams is the toughest opponent she’s ever faced
  • dream tennis scenario would be to beat Maria Sharapova at Rod Laver Arena
  • professional goals are to play Fed Cup for Australia and to win a Grand Slam

Off court

  • Family includes father Alexey, mother Natalia and younger brother Stepan
  • has a pet beagle
  • enjoys eating sushi and cheese
  • graduated from high school in 2010
  • enjoys reading the Twilight series
  • 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

2015 36
2014 233
2013 144
2012 215
2011 383
2010 515




2015 Burnie ITF, Launceston ITF

2014 Bangkok ITF

2011 Antalya ITF


2017 Strasbourg

2016 Kremlin Cup

2012 Moscow 4 ITF

2011 Moscow ITF

Daria Gavrilova in the news

Biggest movers: Rodionova sets new high
NEW HIGH: Arina Rodionova has set a new career-best ranking after her Wimbledon performance; Getty Images
18 July, 2017

Arina Rodionova rises to a new career-high ranking after Wimbledon effort.
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Aussies in action: Wimbledon Day 5
John-Patrick Smith (L) and Matt Reid in action in the men's doubles at Wimbledon; Getty Images
7 July, 2017

Three all-Aussie pairs will aim to continue their run at Wimbledon while mixed doubles action also kicks off on Day 5.
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Disappointed Dasha laments Wimbledon showing
Daria Gavrilova reacts during her first-round loss at WImbledon to Petra Martic; Getty Images
5 July, 2017

Daria Gavrilova was in a confessional mood in her post-match press conference as she attempted to process her heart-breaking loss to Petra Martic at Wimbledon.
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Gavrilova cautious going into Wimbledon
Daria Gavrilova in action during the Aegon Classic quarterfinals in Birmingham; Getty Images
4 July, 2017

After Grand Slam disappointments away from Melbourne Park, Daria Gavrilova is refusing to look beyond her first-round match at Wimbledon.
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