Alison Bai

  • Age28
  • 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

Hives relishing Playford wildcard
1 January, 2018

Zoe Hives is looking forward to stepping out at the ITF $25,000 event in Playford ahead of her Australian Open 2018 doubles debut.
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Rogowska, Birrell earn Australian Open wildcards
Olivia Rogowska in action during Australian Open 2017 qualifying; Getty Images
11 November, 2017

Olivia Rogowska has won her way into the Australian Open main draw after a strong Australian Pro Tour season.
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Local Bai ousts top seed in Canberra
in action during Day five of the Apis Canberra International #ApisCBRINTL. Match was played at Canberra Tennis Centre in Lyneham, Canberra, ACT, Australia on Wednesday 1 November 2017. Photo: Ben Southall. #Tennis #Canberra
2 November, 2017

Alison Bai has upset top seed Arina Rodionova to reach the quarterfinals of the ITF $60,000 event in Canberra.
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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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