PLAYER PROFILE

Daria Gavrilova

2
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
24
WTA
RANKING
  • Age24
  • Born 5 March 1994
  • Birth PlaceMoscow, Russia
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Height166 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachNicole Pratt
FOLLOW
“It was a dream come true to finally win a match in a home tie, because I haven't done that before.”

— Daria Gavrilova, 22 Apr 2018

» Fed Cup Day 2: Gavrilova seals victory for Australia

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

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

Fed Cup: Aussies’ final thoughts
Destanee Aiava (R) and Daria Gavrilova celebrate their victory in the doubles rubber to give Australia a 4-1 victory over Netherlands in the fed Cup World Group Play-off tie in Wollongong; Getty Images
22 April, 2018

Following a 4-1 victory over the Netherlands in Wollongong, all members of the Australian Fed Cup team fronted the media and shared their thoughts on a winning weekend.
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Australia gunning for Fed Cup glory
The Australian Fed Cup team pose with the Aussie flag after winning their World Group Play-Off tie against the Netherlands in Wollongong; Getty Images
22 April, 2018

Back in the World Group in 2019, Australia's Fed Cup team believes it can break a 45-year title drought in the international team competition.
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Fed Cup Day 2: Gavrilova seals victory for Australia
Daria Gavrilova celebrates after sealing a 3-1 victory for Australia in the Fed Cup World Group Play-off tie against Netherlands in Wollongong; Getty Images
22 April, 2018

Daria Gavrilova cements a 3-1 lead for Australia with a straight-sets win over Quirine Lemoine, after Ash Barty subdued a dogged Lesley Kerkhove. Australia returns to the elite…
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Dutch pleased to be in Fed Cup hunt
Dutch captain Paul Haarhuis; Getty Images
22 April, 2018

Captain Paul Haarhuis admitted he was "very pleased" with the fact his Netherlands Fed Cup team was locked at 1-1 with hosts Australia after the first day of play in…
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