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

Hon and Thompson make it six through in Paris
PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 28: Priscilla Hon of Australia during her ladies singles first round match against Timea Babos of Hungary during Day three of the 2019 French Open at Roland Garros on May 28, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
29 May, 2019

Jordan Thompson and Priscilla Hon win on day three, as six Australians progress to the French Open second round.
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Gavrilova and Perez land Strasbourg doubles title
Daria Gavrilova and Ellen Perez (Photo: @WTA_Strasbourg)
26 May, 2019

Daria Gavrilova and Ellen Perez combine to win the doubles title at the Strasbourg International.
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Roland Garros draw serves up challenge for Aussies
ONE TO WATCH: Ash Barty headlines the Australian contenders at Roland Garros 2019; Getty Images
24 May, 2019

The Roland Garros 2019 draw is set and not all Australians avoided seeded players.
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Gavrilova upbeat despite Strasbourg defeat
Daria Gavrilova; Getty Images
24 May, 2019

Daria Gavrilova's singles run at the Strasbourg International ends with a quarterfinal loss to French hope Chloe Paquet.
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