Daria Saville

  • Age29
  • Born 5 March 1994
  • Birth PlaceMoscow, Russia
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Height166 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachNicole Pratt
“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 Saville, 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 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 was to beat Maria Sharapova at Rod Laver Arena
  • Professional goal is to win a Grand Slam
  • In a breakout year in 2015, ascended 197 spots to world No.36; highlights included stunning world No.2 Sharapova en route to the last 16 in Miami, and advancing to the Rome semifinals.
  • Made the final 16 at the Australian Open in 2016 and 2017
  • Won first WTA singles title in New Haven in 2017
  • Sidelined for 12 months from September 2019 with plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis
  • Enjoyed a resurgent season in 2022, rising from outside top 600 to crack the top 60; highlights included a fourth-round finish at Indian Wells, quarterfinal in Miami, and her first WTA final in five years (in Granby)
  • Underwent knee surgery in October 2022 and returned to the tour in June 2023

Off court

  • Family includes father Alexey, mother Natalia and younger brother Stepan
  • Enjoys eating sushi and cheese and reading the Twilight series
  • Graduated from high school in 2010
  • Married Australian professional player Luke Saville in December 2021
  • Has a sausage dog named “Tofu”
  • 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

2023 206
2022 53
2021 419
2020 446
2019 237
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


2022 Granby WTA

2017 Strasbourg WTA, Hong Kong WTA

2016 Kremlin Cup WTA

2012 Moscow 4 ITF

2011 Moscow ITF

Daria Saville in the news

Aussie stars to compete at Australian Pro Tour event in Brisbane
Olivia Gadecki. Picture: Tennis Australia
20 November, 2023

Olivia Gadecki leads a strong contingent of Aussies athletes competing at the Brisbane QTC Tennis International this week.
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Departing Molik’s upbeat message for Australian tennis
Australian captain Alicia Molik prior to the Billie Jean King Cup Finals in Seville, Spain. (Getty Images)
11 November, 2023

Departing Billie Jean King Cup team captain Alicia Molik gave the job everything she had for a decade, and predicts a new generation will help Australian tennis flourish.
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Australia set for showdown with Kazakhstan at Billie Jean King Cup Finals
Daria Saville at the Billie Jean King Cup Finals in Spain. Picture: Getty Images
9 November, 2023

The Australian team needs to defeat Kazakhstan today to keep their 2023 Billie Jean King Cup hopes alive.
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Australia determined to bounce back at 2023 Billie Jean King Cup Finals
Kimberly Birrell and Storm Hunter at the 2023 Billie Jean King Cup Finals in Spain. Picture; Getty Images
7 November, 2023

Slovenia stuns 2022 finalists Australia in the opening tie of the 2023 Billie Jean King Cup Finals in Seville, Spain.
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