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Daria Alexeyevna Gavrilova (Russian: Дарья Алексеевна Гаврилова; born 5 March 1994) is an Australian professional tennis player of Russian descent. She represented Russia until 2015, before emigrating to Australia.[1]

Daria Gavrilova
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Country (sports) Russia (2009–2015)
 Australia (2015–present)
ResidenceMelbourne, Australia
Born (1994-03-05) 5 March 1994 (age 25)
Moscow, Russia
Height1.66 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
PlaysRight handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachJarryd Maher
Prize money$3,562,551
Career record249–184 (57.5%)
Career titles1 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 20 (28 August 2017)
Current rankingNo. 87 (22 July 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (2016, 2017)
French Open3R (2018)
Wimbledon3R (2018)
US Open2R (2017)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games1R (2016)
Career record53–61 (46.5%)
Career titles2 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 45 (25 September 2017)
Current rankingNo. 119 (22 October 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
French Open3R (2017)
Wimbledon3R (2016)
US Open2R (2016)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games1R (2016)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2015)
French Open1R (2016)
US Open2R (2015)
Team competitions
Fed CupRecord 4–6
Hopman Cup Australia
W (2016)
Last updated on: 28 October 2018.
Daria Gavrilova
Medal record
Representing  Russia
Women's Tennis
Youth Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2010 Singapore Singles

Nicknamed Dasha,[1] Gavrilova has won one singles and two doubles WTA titles, and has additionally won four singles and two doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. On 28 August 2017, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 20. On 25 September 2017, she peaked at No. 45 in the doubles rankings.

Gavrilova was an accomplished junior player, having won the 2010 Youth Olympic Games and 2010 US Open, also reaching a combined career-high junior ranking of world No. 1 in August 2010.[2]

Throughout her career, Gavrilova has achieved victories against former Grand Slam champions Maria Sharapova, Ana Ivanovic, Angelique Kerber (her first victory over a reigning world No. 1), and Petra Kvitová (three times), with all of these players being ranked in the top 10 at the time.



Gavrilova in 2010

Gavrilova was chosen to represent Russia at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games held in Singapore. Despite entering the draw unseeded, Gavrilova progressed to the gold medal match, beating Stefanie Tan, top seed Elina Svitolina, Tang Haochen and seventh seed Jana Čepelová. In the final, Gavrilova went a set down against Zheng Saisai of China, but rallied to win the gold medal.[3] Following her win, Gavrilova became the top ranked junior player by the ITF.[2]

In September, she competed in the junior event at the US Open as the top seed. She progressed through the draw with wins over Lauren Davis, Caroline Price, Tang Haochen, Robin Anderson and Sloane Stephens to set up an all-Russian final with Yulia Putintseva, emerging with a two sets victory.[4] In addition, Gavrilova competed in the doubles event with fellow Russian Irina Khromacheva, progressing to the semifinal, before losing to eventual champions Tímea Babos and Sloane Stephens.

Following her success in junior tennis, Gavrilova was awarded a wildcard into the main draw of the WTA event in her hometown of Moscow. She faced Ukraine's Alona Bondarenko and lost her WTA debut in straight sets. She ended the year as the No. 1 junior player, and at No. 515 in the WTA rankings.


Gavrilova suffered disappointment in her attempts to become the first junior player since Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to win two Grand Slam titles, with first-round defeats at the Australian Open and Wimbledon events, a quarterfinal defeat to eventual champion Ons Jabeur at the French Open and a second-round defeat to American Victoria Duval in her defence of her US Open title. As the reigning junior champion, Gavrilova was awarded a wildcard into the qualifying draw for the main event, but lost her first match against Kurumi Nara.

Beginning to compete on the ITF Women's Circuit, Gavrilova lost her first final in the $25k event in Moscow to Lyudmyla Kichenok, but later in the year, claimed her first professional title at the $10k event in Antalya, beating fellow Russian Ksenia Lykina in the final. Gavrilova ended the year ranked No. 383 on the WTA Tour.


In April, Gavrilova won her first professional doubles title, claiming the title at a $25k event in Chiasso, Switzerland, along with partner Irina Khromacheva. The pair continued their partnership at the junior event at the French Open and claimed the title over Montserrat González and Beatriz Haddad Maia.

In June, Gavrilova qualified for the main draw at a WTA event for the first time at the UNICEF Open in the Netherlands, beating higher ranked players Anastasia Rodionova and Yuliya Beygelzimer to progress to the first round. Gavrilova then earned her career-best win, thrashing world No. 35 Yanina Wickmayer in straight sets but lost in the next round to Kirsten Flipkens.


Gavrilova began her season by playing in the qualifying draw in Brisbane. She upset Mariana Duque-Mariño in the first round, before losing to Vania King. At the Australian Open, Gavrilova earned a place in the qualifying draw based on her ranking for the first time. In the first round, she beat Stephanie Vogt before upsetting 24th seed Eugenie Bouchard. In the final round of qualification, Gavrilova beat Zhou Yimiao in three sets, to earn a spot in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in her career. In the first round, she faced American Lauren Davis and won in three sets. Gavrilova's maiden major run came to an end in the second round against fellow qualifier Lesia Tsurenko.

In February, Gavrilova competed at the Qatar Open, a Premier-5 level event. In the qualifying draw, Gavrilova defeated Kristina Barrois, before losing to Tadeja Majerič. However, following the withdrawal of Maria Kirilenko, Gavrilova returned to the draw as a lucky loser, and beat Anabel Medina Garrigues in the first round. In the second round, Gavrilova played her first match against a top-ten player in world, No. 2 Serena Williams, and lost in straight sets. Gavrilova underwent a knee reconstruction in October and finished 2013 ranked No. 144.


Gavrilova in 2014

Gavrilova resumed to play in July on the ITF Circuit ranked No. 368. At the $50k event in Sacramento, California, her first event of the year, she claimed the doubles title alongside Storm Sanders, her highest level win to date. In August, it was announced that Gavrilova would play at the US Open representing Australia.[1] She made the second round of qualification rounds, beating Tadeja Majerič but falling to Chan Yung-jan. In September, Gavrilova qualified for the Pan Pacific Open. She reached the second round, where she was beaten by Carla Suárez Navarro. In early October, Gavrilova claimed the second singles title of her career, defeating Sabina Sharipova in straight sets to win the $25k event at Bangkok. She also reached the final of the doubles competition at the event with her partner Irina Khromacheva, but they lost in straight sets.

In December, Gavrilova competed at the internal wildcard playoff for the 2015 Australian Open. She advanced to the final by beating top seed Olivia Rogowska in the semifinal, before beating Arina Rodionova in straight sets to guarantee herself a place in the main draw of the first major of 2015.


Gavrilova in 2015

Gavrilova commenced the season by competing at the Brisbane International. She qualified and defeated Alison Riske, but lost to world No. 9 Angelique Kerber in the second round. In Sydney, Gavrilova received a wildcard and beat Belinda Bencic, before falling again to Kerber in three sets. At the Australian Open, Gavrilova lost in the first round to Kiki Bertens. In February, Gavrilova won the $50,000 tournament in Burnie, Australia, defeating top seed Irina Falconi in the final.[5] It was her biggest title win to date. The following week, she competed at the $50,000 tournament in Launceston, and advanced to the semifinals in straight sets. There, she beat Falconi in three sets. Later that evening, she played the final against Tereza Mrdeža and won the title with a two-set victory, her second $50,000 title in two weeks.

In the Miami open, Gavrilova beat second seed Maria Sharapova in the second round, claiming her first victory over a top-ten player. She subsequently defeated Kurumi Nara in her next match before losing to Karolína Plíšková in the fourth round. Gavrilova then played at the $100,000 in Cagnes-sur-Mer as the third seed. She lost in the quarterfinals to Pauline Parmentier. Her next tournament was the Premier-5 Internazionali BNL d'Italia where she qualified by defeating higher ranked players Kurumi Nara and Sílvia Soler Espinosa. She then defeated world No. 33 Belinda Bencic in three sets in the first round, and world No. 7, Ana Ivanovic. After splitting the first two sets, Gavrilova defeated Ivanovic in the tiebreak on her eighth match point. This was Gavrilova's second top-10 win in a matter of months. She would then progress to the semifinals, losing there in straight sets to Maria Sharapova. It was Gavrilova's first semifinal on the WTA Tour.

2016: Hopman Cup champion and first WTA Premier finalEdit

Gavrilova began her season playing at the 2016 Hopman Cup in the Australia Green team, alongside Nick Kyrgios. In the round-robin stage of the tournament, her only singles win was over Sabine Lisicki, however she and Kyrgios were undefeated in the mixed-doubles stage of each tie. In their tie against France, Gavrilova saved a match point in the mixed doubles event when Australia was down 8–9 in the match tiebreak. They went on to win the match in three sets, securing their place in the final. Gavrilova and Kyrgios were the eventual champions of the tournament, defeating the Ukrainian team of Elina Svitolina and Alexandr Dolgopolov in both singles matches. This was only the second time that the Australian team has won the Hopman Cup, the first time being in 1999.

In the Australian Open, she had wins against Lucie Hradecká, Petra Kvitová, and Kristina Mladenovic, but then lost in the fourth round to tenth seed Carla Suárez Navarro. In April, Gavrilova made the quarterfinal of Madrid and the third round of Rome. At the French Open, Gavrilova lost to Mariana Duque-Mariño in round one and made the second round of Wimbledon. At the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Gavrilova drew world No. 1 Serena Williams and lost in round one. At the US Open, she lost to Lucie Šafářová, again in round one.

In October, Gavrilova reached the quarterfinal at China Open, semifinal in Hong Kong and a week later, her first Premier final in Moscow, in both doubles and singles.

2017: First WTA Premier titleEdit

In August, Gavrilova won her first WTA title at the Connecticut Open in New Haven, defeating Dominika Cibulková in three sets.

Personal lifeEdit

Gavrilova's relationship with Australian tennis player Luke Saville influenced her decision to become an Australian citizen.[6][7] Gavrilova and Saville became engaged on 6 December 2018.[8]

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 4 (1 title, 3 runner-ups)Edit

Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (1–1)
International (0–2)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–2)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 2016 Kremlin Cup, Moscow, Russia Premier Hard (i)   Svetlana Kuznetsova 2–6, 1–6
Loss 0–2 May 2017 Internationaux de Strasbourg, France International Clay   Samantha Stosur 7–5, 4–6, 3–6
Win 1–2 Aug 2017 Connecticut Open, New Haven, USA Premier Hard   Dominika Cibulková 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Loss 1–3 Oct 2017 Hong Kong Open, Hong Kong SAR International Hard   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 7–5, 3–6, 6–7(3–7)

Doubles: 4 (2 titles, 2 runners-up)Edit

Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–2)
International (2–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Jul 2015 İstanbul Cup, Turkey International Hard   Elina Svitolina   Çağla Büyükakçay
  Jelena Janković
5–7, 6–1, [10–4]
Loss 1–1 Oct 2016 Kremlin Cup, Moscow, Russia Premier Hard (i)   Daria Kasatkina   Andrea Hlaváčková
  Lucie Hradecká
6–4, 0–6, [7–10]
Loss 1–2 Sep 2017 Pan Pacific Open, Tokyo, Japan Premier Hard   Daria Kasatkina   Andreja Klepač
  María José Martínez Sánchez
3–6, 2–6
Win 2–2 May 2019 Internationaux de Strasbourg, France International Clay   Ellen Perez   Duan Yingying
  Han Xinyun
6–4, 6–3

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 6 (4 titles, 2 runner-ups)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Mar 2011 ITF Moscow, Russia Hard   Lyudmyla Kichenok 2–6, 0–6
Win 1–1 Apr 2011 ITF Antalya, Turkey Hard   Ksenia Lykina 6–4, 4–6, 6–2
Loss 1–2 May 2012 ITF Moscow, Russia Clay   Margarita Gasparyan 6–4, 4–6, 6–7
Win 2–2 Oct 2014 ITF Bangkok, Thailand Hard   Sabina Sharipova 7–6, 6–3
Win 3–2 Feb 2015 ITF Burnie International, Australia Hard   Irina Falconi 7–5, 7–5
Win 4–2 Feb 2015 ITF Launceston International, Australia Hard   Tereza Mrdeža 6–1, 6–2

Doubles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Apr 2012 ITF Chiasso, Switzerland Clay   Irina Khromacheva   Conny Perrin
  Maša Zec-Peškirič
6–0, 7–6
Win 2–0 Jul 2014 ITF Sacramento, United States Hard   Storm Sanders   Maria Sanchez
  Zoe Gwen Scandalis
6–2, 6–1
Loss 2–1 Oct 2014 ITF Bangkok, Thailand Hard   Irina Khromacheva   Liu Chang
  Lu Jiajing
4–6, 3–6

Performance timelinesEdit


  Russia   Australia
Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 2R A 1R 4R 4R 2R 1R 0 / 6 8–6
French Open A A Q3 A 2R 1R 1R 3R 1R 0 / 5 3–5
Wimbledon A A Q1 A 1R 2R 1R 3R 1R 0 / 5 3–5
US Open Q1 A Q2 Q2 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R 0 / 5 2–5
Total 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–4 4–4 4–4 6–4 0–4 0 / 21 16–21
WTA Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells Open A A A A 2R 2R 3R 3R 3R 0 / 5 8–5
Miami Open A A A A 4R 2R 2R 3R 1R 0 / 5 4–5
Madrid Open A A A A A QF 1R 1R 1R 0 / 4 3–4
China Open A A A A 1R QF 3R 2R 0 / 4 6–4
WTA Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai / Qatar Opens A A 2R A A 2R A A A 0 / 2 2–2
Italian Open A A A A SF 3R QF 3R 1R 0 / 5 11-5
Canadian Open A A A A 3R 2R 2R 1R A 0 / 4 4–4
Cincinnati Open A A A A 2R 3R 2R 1R A 0 / 4 4–4
Pan Pacific / Wuhan Opens A A 1R A 2R 1R 1R 3R 0 / 5 3–5
Career statistics
Year-end ranking 383 215 144 233 36 25 25 35


Tournament 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L
Australian Open 1R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 4 0–4
French Open A 1R 3R 1R 0 / 3 2–3
Wimbledon 1R 3R A 1R 0 / 3 2–3
US Open 1R 2R 3R 1R 0 / 4 3–4
Total 0–3 3–4 4–3 0–4 0 / 14 7–14

Team finals: 1 (1 title)Edit

Result    Date    Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win Jan 2016 Hopman Cup, Australia Hard (i)   Nick Kyrgios   Elina Svitolina
  Alexandr Dolgopolov

Top-10 winsEdit

Season 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Wins 3 4 2 2 11
# Player Rank Event Surface Round Score
1.   Maria Sharapova No. 2 Miami Open, United States Hard 2nd round 7–6(7–4), 6–3
2.   Ana Ivanovic No. 7 Italian Open, Rome Clay 2nd round 5–7, 7–6(7–2), 7–6(9–7)
3.   Lucie Šafářová No. 8 Rogers Cup, Toronto, Canada Hard 2nd round 4–6, 7–5, 7–5
4.   Petra Kvitová No. 7 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard 2nd round 6–4, 6–4
5.   Petra Kvitová No. 6 Madrid Open, Spain Clay 3rd round 6–3, 6–4
6.   Simona Halep No. 5 Italian Open, Rome Clay 2nd round 6–3, 4–6, 6–3
7.   Angelique Kerber No. 1 Hong Kong Open Hard Quarterfinals 6–3, 6–1
8.   Svetlana Kuznetsova No. 8 Italian Open, Rome Clay 3rd round 2–6, 7–5, 6–4
9.   Agnieszka Radwańska No. 10 Connecticut Open, New Haven, United States Hard Semifinals 6–4, 6–4
10.   Garbiñe Muguruza No. 3 Italian Open, Rome Clay 2nd round 5–7, 6–2, 7–6(8–6)
11.   Petra Kvitová No. 5 China Open, Beijing Hard 1st round 6–2, 6–1

Junior Grand Slam finalsEdit

Girls' Singles (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 2009 French Open Clay   Kristina Mladenovic 3–6, 2–6
Win 2010 US Open Hard   Yulia Putintseva 6–3, 6–2

Girls' Doubles (1 title)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2012 French Open Clay   Irina Khromacheva   Montserrat González
  Beatriz Haddad Maia
4–6, 6–4, [10–8]

Summer Youth Olympic GamesEdit

Singles: 1 gold medalEdit

Result Year Host nation Surface Opponents Score
Win 2010 Singapore Hard   Zheng Saisai 2–6, 6–2, 6–0


  1. ^ a b c Linda Pearce (20 August 2014). "'Dasha' Gavrilova joins the growing tennis import club". Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  2. ^ a b Daria Gavrilova at the International Tennis Federation – Junior profile
  3. ^ "Gavrilova wins gold for Russia". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 20 August 2010.
  4. ^ Spangler, Nicholas. "Gavrilova wins all-Russian girls' final". US Open. Archived from the original on 15 September 2010. Retrieved 13 September 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ "Gavrilova wins Burnie pro tour title". 8 February 2015. Retrieved 9 February 2015.
  6. ^ McGowan, Marc (19 September 2014). "Gavrilova, Saville love match a smash hit on tennis court". Aceland Tennis. Archived from the original on 24 December 2015. Retrieved 20 January 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  7. ^ Russell, Danny (20 January 2016). "Why Russian-born Daria Gavrilova became an Australian citizen". Herald Sun. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
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External linksEdit

Preceded by
  Kristina Mladenovic
ITF Junior World Champion
Succeeded by
  Irina Khromacheva
Preceded by
  Belinda Bencic
WTA Newcomer of the Year
Succeeded by
  Naomi Osaka