• Daria Gavrilova during day seven of the 2016 Hopman Cup at Perth Arena on January 9, 2016 in Perth, Australia. (Getty Images)Source: Getty Images
Sam Stosur will become the first Australian woman to play tennis at four Olympic Games, while Daria Gavrilova will make her debut in Rio.
By
Erin Byrnes

Source:
Zela
13 Jul 2016 - 8:26 AM  UPDATED 13 Jul 2016 - 8:30 AM

World number 14 Stosur will feature in the singles draw, with the 52nd ranked Gavrilova to join her in the women’s doubles.

Gavrilova was born in Russia, but last year gained her Australian citizenship

She’s a massive Carlton fan, thanks to the influence of her boyfriend, Aussie tennis player Luke Saville

If you need any further proof of how much Gavrilova has embraced life as an Aussie, she loves nothing more than a trip to Kmart

Is serious about her coffee

Owns Vegemite

Spent Australia Day at the beach

And is learning to surf

Stosur is in ripping form

Having made the semi-finals of the French Open. With the Olympics set to be held on hard court - the surface on which Stosur has won her only grand slam, the US Open - she’s in with a red hot chance for a medal.

The real question is, will she rip out a pair of green and gold sunnies?


 

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