Daria Gavrilova

  • Age23
  • Born 5 March 1994
  • Birth PlaceMoscow, Russia
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Height166 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachNicole Pratt
“It was always going to be me. I was always going to be in the records for the longest match somewhere, so I'm not surprised.”

— Daria Gavrilova, 1 Sep 2017

» US Open near-miss for Gavrilova

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

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

2016 Kremlin Cup WTA

2012 Moscow 4 ITF

2011 Moscow ITF

Daria Gavrilova in the news

Barty beats Bellis in Wuhan
Ash Barty serves to CiCi Bellis during her first-round victory at the WTA tournament in Wuhan; Getty Images
6 hours ago

Ash Barty kicked off her Wuhan campaign with a first-round win over CiCi Bellis on Sunday. Daria Gavrilova and Sam Stosur will try to join her in the second round when they play…
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Prosperous times for Australian women’s tennis
(L-R) Sam Stosur, Daria Gavrilova, Casey Dellacqua and Ash Barty are all flourishing in a fantastic season for Australian women's tennis; Getty Images
22 September, 2017

With three top-50 ranked women for the first time in 28 years and a squad of talented teenagers emerging, the Australian female tennis landscape is looking increasingly rosy.
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JP Smith qualifies in St Petersburg
John-Patrick Smith in action; photo credit Elizabeth Xue Bai
19 September, 2017

Australia's John-Patrick Smith has continued his impressive form on the ATP World Tour, qualifying for the main draw at the indoor event in St Petersburg, Russia.
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Five minutes with … Daria Gavrilova
Daria Gavrilova in action at the US Open; Getty Images
18 September, 2017

Before she travelled to Tokyo for this week's Toray Pan Pacific Open, we chatted with Daria Gavrilova about her New Haven title, top Aussie ranking and the months ahead.
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