PLAYER PROFILE

Naiktha Bains

  • Age21
  • Born17 December 1997
  • Birth PlaceLeeds, England
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachGurnake Bains, Gary Stickler
  • Pro Since2012
“It feels good to win my first $25K (ITF World Tennis Tour event).”

— Naiktha Bains, 10 Mar 2019

» Bains triumphant in Mildura

On court

  • started playing tennis at age six
  • briefly trained with Steffi Graf at age 13
  • 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 singles ranking history

2018 307
2017 379
2016 451
2015 630
2014 713
2013 1041
2012 980

Titles/Finals

Titles

2019 Mildura ITF

2017 Hammamet ITF

Naiktha Bains in the news

Aiava claims maiden Canberra title
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24 March, 2019

Victorian teenager Destanee Aiava takes out her maiden ACT Claycourt International title in convincing fashion.
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Biggest movers: Barty on brink of top 10
Ash Barty celebrates her third-round victory at Indian Wells (Getty Images)
19 March, 2019

After a run to the fourth round of Indian Wells, Ash Barty rises to world No.11, and trails No.10 Serena Williams by just 11 ranking points.
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Bains triumphant in Mildura
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10 March, 2019

Naiktha Bains has defeated fellow first-time finalist Kaylah McPhee to take the Mildura Grand Tennis International title.
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Inglis untroubled in Mildura
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8 March, 2019

Maddison Inglis makes short work of Lizette Cabrera to reach the final four in Mildura, equalling her best performance at a $25,000 ITF World Tennis Tour event.
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