Daria Gavrilova Australian Open

‘I could never find a tight enough fit’- Australian star sets up bracelet company during quarantine

A former top-20 WTA player is currently setting up her own bracelet company whilst quarantining in a hotel in Perth. 


Daria Gavrilova, who is returning to tennis after injury problems over the past year, headed to Europe for the revised clay court season and reached the second round of the French Open before heading back to her adopted home nation of Australia.

Though many countries have relaxed quarantine rules for athletes in ‘sport bubbles’ Australia has maintained a strict quarantine for virtually all international arrivals, with Gavrilova and compatriot Ellen Perez currently approaching the end of a two-week isolation period.

Gavrilova and Perez have been active on social media sharing their experiences of quarantining together, playing badminton and tennis in their hotel room to keep occupied, though the 26-year-old has also branched out into setting up her own bracelet company.

“I started making bracelets because I could never find a tight enough fit so I could easily play tennis,” said the Australian in an Instagram post.

She has now set up a separate page, @dash.lets, on Instagram to share her designs.

“Maybe it’s going to be my side gig,” she joked.

Gavrilova, who represented Russia until 2015, reached a career-high of 20th on the WTA Rankings in 2017 and is now back inside the top 500 in the rankings following her run at the French Open, which saw her beat 24th seed Dayana Yastremska in the opening round.

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