PLAYER PROFILE

Daria Gavrilova

  • Age26
  • Born 5 March 1994
  • Birth PlaceMoscow, Russia
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Height166 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachDavid Taylor
FOLLOW
“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 Gavrilova, 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 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

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

Roland Garros 2020 draw: Find out who the Aussies play
AUSSIE HOPES: John Millman, Alex de Minaur and Daria Gavrilova. Pictures: Getty Images
21 hours ago

The final Grand Slam tournament for 2020 begins in Paris in Sunday, with nine Australians competing in the singles draws.
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Social round-up: Impressive skills and trick shots
Clay court tennis. Picture: Getty Images
24 September, 2020

What have Australia's top-ranked players been up to? We've collated tweets and posts from this week to keep fans up to date.
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John Peers into Rome doubles semifinals
John Peers in action during a Davis Cup tie earlier this year. Picture: Getty Images
19 September, 2020

The Australian matches his career-best result in Rome, advancing to the semifinals for a second time.
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Four Australians advance to Rome quarterfinals
John Millman during his second round loss against Argentine Diego Schwartzman in Rome. Picture: Getty Images
18 September, 2020

Four Australians progress in Rome, but John Millman exits in the second round of the men's singles competition.
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