Alison Bai

  • Age26
  • Born18 January 1990
  • Birth PlaceCanberra, ACT
  • LivesCanberra, ACT
  • Height169 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachTony Roche

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

Australian Pro Tour to get underway on Tweed Coast
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 04: Priscilla Hon of Australia plays a foehand against Samantha Crawford of the United States during day two of the 2016 Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena on January 4, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)
13 September, 2016

Tweed Coast Tennis International to offer increased prize money this year.
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Biggest movers: Bernie back in top 20
Bernard Tomic in action during his victory over Kei Nishikori in the third round of the Cincinnati Masters; Getty Images
23 August, 2016

Bernard Tomic and Daria Gavrilova made moves after their impressive weeks in Cincinnati, while some Aussie young guns have risen after impressing on the ITF circuit.
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Biggest movers: Rodionova back in top 200
Arina Rodionova in action at Roland Garros; Getty Images
2 August, 2016

Arina Rodionova is back inside the top 200 after reaching the biggest final of her career, while youngster Chris O'Connell set a new career-high ranking.
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Rankings watch: Barty rising quickly
Ash Barty in action during her second-round victory over Andrea Hlavackova at the WTA Aegon Open in Nottingham; Getty Images
14 June, 2016

Queenslander Ashleigh Barty is back in the world's top 350
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