PLAYER PROFILE

Alison Bai

  • Age30
  • Born18 January 1990
  • Birth PlaceCanberra, ACT
  • LivesCanberra, ACT
  • Height169 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachTony Roche
“My tennis is getting better. I’ve got more experience, I know my body a little more and how to do things a bit better.”

— Alison Bai, 6 Jan 2020

» Bai at home in Bendigo

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

2017 475
2016 412
2015 323
2014 562
2013 436
2012 691
2011 607
2010 436
2009 577
2008 497
2007 498
2006 850
2005 982

Titles/Finals

Titles

2015 Mildura ITF

Finals

2018 Changsha ITF

2014 Mildura ITF

Alison Bai in the news

Bolt strikes out in Launceston final
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9 February, 2020

It wasn’t a great day for the Australians in Launceston, with both Alex Bolt and Destanee Aiava going down in their respective finals.
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Kohlschreiber, Frech crowned Canberra champions
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12 January, 2020

Veteran German Philipp Kohlschreiber held off Finnish young gun Emil Ruusuvuori while Poland’s Magdalena Frech was handed the Apis Canberra International title in Bendigo…
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Double doubles joy at Canberra International
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11 January, 2020

All-Australian duos claim both men’s and women’s doubles titles at the Apis Canberra International in Bendigo.
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Finn rises at Canberra International
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10 January, 2020

Unseeded Finnish player Emil Ruusuvuori makes the running at the Apis Canberra International while all-Aussie pairings will feature in both doubles finals.
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