PLAYER PROFILE

Naiktha Bains

  • Age19
  • 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: 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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Bai overcomes tigerish Tomic to reach semis
Alison Bai in action during the Australian Open Play-off; photo credit Elizabeth Xue Bai
15 December, 2016

Alison Bai fended off a persistent Sara Tomic on Thursday at Melbourne Park to take her place in the semifinals of the Australian Open Play-off.
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Bains targeting first Slam main draw
Naiktha Bains in action during the quarterfinals of the Australian Open 2015 Play-off at Melbourne Park; Mae Dumrigue
11 December, 2016

The No.4 seed in this week's AO Play-off draw, Aussie young gun Naiktha Bains is primed for a strong performance after an intense training block.
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