Alison Bai

  • Age27
  • Born18 January 1990
  • Birth PlaceCanberra, ACT
  • LivesCanberra, ACT
  • Height169 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachTony Roche
“I’ve been working hard on my fitness and my movement around the court, I feel like I’m moving much better now than I was and can cover the court much quicker.”

— Alison Bai, 15 Dec 2016

» Bai overcomes tigerish Tomic to reach semis

On court

  • began playing tennis at the age of six, encouraged by her aunt
  • knew she was good enough to pursue a professional career after representing the ACT in Bruce Cup at age 10
  • favourite surface is clay
  • among her career highlights was representing Australia in the Optus Australian Junior Fed Cup Team in 2006
  • feels her game most closely resembles Li Na’s
  • Says Shuai Zhang is the toughest opponent she has ever faced
  • Wishes she could replay her quarterfinal match at the 2014 Margaret River Pro Tour event (lost to Japan’s Rika Ozaki 3-6 6-4 7-6(0))
  • Her dream tennis scenario would be victory over a top 10 player in a night match at Rod Laver Arena
  • Professional goal is to be the best she can be, with the aim of being a top 10 player

Off court

  • enjoys catching up with friends, shopping, swimming and watching movies, her favourite of which is Sister Act
  • father is Jun Bai, a retired public servant while Alison’s mother, Alejandra Benedictors-Bai, died of breast cancer when Alison was 10
  • best piece of advice is to just keep going after it
  • her perfect day would involve breakfast at a nice cafe followed by a day of pampering (massage, nails), followed by a movie and a quiet dinner
  • would have been a lawyer if not a tennis player

Year-end singles ranking history

2015 323
2014 562
2013 436
2012 691
2011 607
2010 436
2009 577
2008 497
2007 498
2006 850
2005 982



2015 Mildura ITF


2014 Mildura ITF

Alison Bai in the news

Fourlis, Myers to battle for AO wildcard
Jaimee Fourlis
17 December, 2016

After Jaimee Fourlis advanced to the AO Play-off final with a straight-sets defeat of Olivia Tjandramulia, Abbie Myers beat Alison Bai in a gritty three-setter in the second…
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Bai overcomes tigerish Tomic to reach semis
Alison Bai in action during the Australian Open Play-off; photo credit Elizabeth Xue Bai
15 December, 2016

Alison Bai fended off a persistent Sara Tomic on Thursday at Melbourne Park to take her place in the semifinals of the Australian Open Play-off.
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Bains targeting first Slam main draw
Naiktha Bains in action during the quarterfinals of the Australian Open 2015 Play-off at Melbourne Park; Mae Dumrigue
11 December, 2016

The No.4 seed in this week's AO Play-off draw, Aussie young gun Naiktha Bains is primed for a strong performance after an intense training block.
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Local Bai Pipped in Canberra Doubles Final
5 November, 2016

Local Alison Bai was unable to secure a hometown title after a run to the Canberra doubles final with Lizette Cabrera.
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