PLAYER PROFILE

Naiktha Bains

  • Age20
  • Born17 December 1997
  • Birth PlaceLeeds, England
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachGurnake Bains, Gary Stickler
  • Pro Since2012
“I'm pretty confident. I'm always thinking I have a good chance to win. I'll just go out and play my game and see what happens really.”

— Naiktha Bains, 11 Dec 2016

» Bains targeting first Slam main draw

On court

  • started playing tennis at age six
  • briefly trained with Steffi Graf at age thirteen
  • favourite surface is grass
  • aspires to be future world No. 1 and multiple Grand Slam champion
  • made her Australian Open debut in 2017
  • won first career WTA title in Hammamet, Tunisia in 2017

Off court

  • has Indian heritage, born in England and moved to Australia at age eight
  • enjoys watching movies in her spare time

Year-end rankings history

2016 323
2015 836
2014 713
2013 1041
2012 980

Titles/Finals

Titles

2017 Hammamet ITF

Naiktha Bains in the news

Biggest movers: Jaimee Fourlis continues rise
IMPROVING: Jaimee Fourlis is at a new career-high ranking this week; Getty Images
22 May, 2018

Jaimee Fourlis sets new career-high ranking of No.211, as Matthew Ebden and Abbie Myers also make impressive ranking improvements.
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Alex De Minaur awarded Roland Garros wildcard and Aussie women’s play-off kicks off today
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10:  Alex de Minaur of Australia celebrates winning a point in his second round match against Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia and Herzegovinia during day four of the 2018 Sydney International at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre on January 10, 2018 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
18 May, 2018

Alex De Minaur will make his second appearance in the main draw of Roland Garros and the Aussie women's play-off gets underway in Paris.
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Biggest movers: Kokkinakis makes a leap
Thanasi Kokkinakis celebrates his semifinal victory over Tomas Berdych at the ATP event in Los Cabos; photo credit Abierto Los Cabos
7 August, 2017

In just the sixth tournament of his singles comeback, Thanasi Kokkinakis advanced to the final in Los Cabos - and has since soared in the ATP rankings.
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Aiava secures second AO wildcard
Destanee Aiava (R) and Alicia Smith won a wildcard into the main draw of the Australian Open 2017 women's doubles event; Tennis Australia
16 December, 2016

Aussie young gun Destanee Aiava will appear in the singles and doubles main draws at Australian Open 2017 after winning a doubles wildcard with Queensland's Alicia Smith.
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