Daria Saville (nee Gavrilova) took up tennis at age six in her birthplace of Moscow, Russia. 16 years later she made her Olympic debut in Rio for her adopted country of Australia.
Daria, a former ITF world No.1 junior, came up against one of the most dominant tennis players ever, Serena Williams, in the first round where she lost 2-0. She paired up with Aussie Sam Stosur in the women’s doubles where they lost in the first round to Switzerland.
She won the US Open juniors in 2010 and a 2010 Youth Olympic gold medal for Russia.
She made the move to Australia in 2013 and first played for Australia at the Hopman Cup in early 2015.