Daria Alexeyevna Gavrilova (Russian: Дарья Алексеевна Гаврилова; born 5 March 1994) is a Russian-Australian professional tennis player of Russian descent. She represented Russia until 2015, before emigrating to Australia.
Gavrilova at the 2019 French Open
|Country (sports)|| Russia (2009–2015) |
|Born||5 March 1994|
|Height||1.66 m (5 ft 5 1⁄2 in)|
|Plays||Right handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||249–184 (57.5%)|
|Career titles||1 WTA, 4 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 20 (28 August 2017)|
|Current ranking||No. 87 (22 July 2019)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||4R (2016, 2017)|
|French Open||3R (2018)|
|US Open||2R (2017)|
|Olympic Games||1R (2016)|
|Career record||53–61 (46.5%)|
|Career titles||2 WTA, 2 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 45 (25 September 2017)|
|Current ranking||No. 119 (22 October 2018)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)|
|French Open||3R (2017)|
|US Open||2R (2016)|
|Other doubles tournaments|
|Olympic Games||1R (2016)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2015)|
|French Open||1R (2016)|
|US Open||2R (2015)|
|Fed Cup||Record 4–6|
|Hopman Cup|| Australia|
|Last updated on: 28 October 2018.|
|Youth Olympic Games|
Nicknamed Dasha, 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.
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.
- 1 Career
- 2 Personal life
- 3 WTA career finals
- 4 ITF Circuit finals
- 5 Performance timelines
- 6 Team finals: 1 (1 title)
- 7 Top-10 wins
- 8 Junior Grand Slam finals
- 9 Summer Youth Olympic Games
- 10 References
- 11 External links
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. Following her win, Gavrilova became the top ranked junior player by the ITF.
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. 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 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. 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 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. 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.
2017: First WTA Premier titleEdit
WTA career finalsEdit
Singles: 4 (1 title, 3 runner-ups)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Oct 2016||Kremlin Cup, 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, United States||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)|
|Win||1–0||Jul 2015||İstanbul Cup, Turkey||International||Hard||Elina Svitolina|| Çağla Büyükakçay
|5–7, 6–1, [10–4]|
|Loss||1–1||Oct 2016||Kremlin Cup, Russia||Premier||Hard (i)||Daria Kasatkina|| Andrea Hlaváčková
|6–4, 0–6, [7–10]|
|Loss||1–2||Sep 2017||Pan Pacific Open, Japan||Premier||Hard||Daria Kasatkina|| Andreja Klepač
María José Martínez Sánchez
|Win||2–2||May 2019||Internationaux de Strasbourg, France||International||Clay||Ellen Perez|| Duan Yingying
ITF Circuit finalsEdit
Singles: 6 (4 titles, 2 runner-ups)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Mar 2011||ITF Moscow, Russia||25,000||Hard||Lyudmyla Kichenok||2–6, 0–6|
|Win||1–1||Apr 2011||ITF Antalya, Turkey||10,000||Hard||Ksenia Lykina||6–4, 4–6, 6–2|
|Loss||1–2||May 2012||ITF Moscow, Russia||25,000||Clay||Margarita Gasparyan||6–4, 4–6, 6–7|
|Win||2–2||Oct 2014||ITF Bangkok, Thailand||25,000||Hard||Sabina Sharipova||7–6, 6–3|
|Win||3–2||Feb 2015||ITF Burnie, Australia||50,000||Hard||Irina Falconi||7–5, 7–5|
|Win||4–2||Feb 2015||ITF Launceston, Australia||50,000||Hard||Tereza Mrdeža||6–1, 6–2|
Doubles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit
|Win||1–0||Apr 2012||ITF Chiasso, Switzerland||Clay||Irina Khromacheva|| Conny Perrin
|Win||2–0||Jul 2014||ITF Sacramento, United States||Hard||Storm Sanders|| Maria Sanchez
Zoe Gwen Scandalis
|Loss||2–1||Oct 2014||ITF Bangkok, Thailand||Hard||Irina Khromacheva|| Liu Chang
|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|
|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
|Win||Jan 2016||Hopman Cup, Australia||Hard (i)||Nick Kyrgios|| Elina Svitolina
|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
|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
|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
|Win||2010||Singapore||Hard||Zheng Saisai||2–6, 6–2, 6–0|
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| ITF Junior World Champion
| WTA Newcomer of the Year