Daria Saville

Daria Saville is a Russian-born professional tennis player representing Australia who has competed on the WTA Tour since 2010.

Date of Birth: 5 March 1994
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Residence: Melbourne, Australia
Height: 5'5" (166 cm)
Weight: 134 lbs (61 kg)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Turned Pro: 2010

Daria Saville is a Russian-born Australian professional tennis player who was born on March 5, 1994, in Moscow, Russia. After being introduced to the sport of tennis at the age of just 6 by her parents, she enjoyed a successful junior career (reaching heights such as the number 1 spot in the world) before moving on to make strides on the professional tour.

After a stellar season at youth level, she was, in fact, gifted her WTA main draw debut in late 2010 when she was given a wildcard into the first-round main draw of the Kremlin Cup. Losing her match against Alona Bondarenko did not put her off, though.

In 2012, while still competing at junior ITF events, Savile qualified for another WTA tour event – the Libema Open. Coming through qualifying to rack up her first tour-level win in the first round would have done her the world of good, setting her up nicely for a successful 2013.

Her Grand Slam debut happened to be in 2013 when she battled hard through three rounds of qualifying at the Australian Open to set up a Slam debut against Lauren Davis, who she beat in three sets. This was just the beginning for her, as 2015 would be a defining moment.

Getting her career-first Top-10 win against Maria Sharapova at the Miami Open before reaching her first WTA semifinal at that same level really helped propel her up the rankings. Just a couple of years later (2017), the progress was clear to see, with Savile ready to be called a WTA champion for the first time in her career.

Her time came at the Connecticut Open in August, where she beat Dominika Cibulkova in the final. It was this year when the Aussie reached her career-high ranking of world number 20 after a stellar few years had seen her make impressive strides on tour.

Fast forward to the present day, and the Australian has racked up a total of three doubles titles at WTA level, as well as a Hopman Cup title representing Australia.

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