PLAYER PROFILE

Naiktha Bains

  • Age21
  • Born17 December 1997
  • Birth PlaceLeeds, England
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachGurnake Bains, Gary Stickler
  • Pro Since2012
“It’s always fun playing with Des, so I think that’s also a good thing – we communicate well, we have a lot of fun out there and I think we match up well together. So it works.”

— Naiktha Bains, 15 Dec 2018

» Aiava, Bains win Australian Open doubles wildcard

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 singles ranking history

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

Titles/Finals

Titles

2017 Hammamet ITF

Naiktha Bains in the news

Biggest movers: big gains for Aussie youngsters
(L-R) Alexei Popyrin, Astra Sharma and Kimberly Birrell (Getty Images)
29 January, 2019

Alexei Popyrin, Kim Birrell and Astra Sharma were among several Aussies enjoying big jumps in the rankings following Australian Open 2019.
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Kokkinakis, Sharma qualify for Australian Open
Thanasi Kokkinakis (L) and Astra Sharma in action during the final round of Australian Open qualifying at Melbourne Park (Getty Images)
11 January, 2019

Thanasi Kokkinakis has qualified for a Grand Slam main draw for the first time in his career, and later on Friday, Astra Sharma did the same.
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AO qualifying: Kokkinakis, Sharma, Bains into final round
Thanasi Kokkinakis in action during his second-round win over Sebastian Ofner in Australian Open qualifying (Getty Images)
10 January, 2019

Thanasi Kokkinakis stands one win away from a place in the main draw at Australian Open 2019, as do fellow second-round winners Astra Sharma and Naiktha Bains.
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Sharma blasts past Zvonareva in AO qualifying
Astra Sharma in action during her Australian Open qualifying victory over No.1 seed Vera Zvonareva at Melbourne Park (Getty Images)
9 January, 2019

Astra Sharma stuns qualifying top seed Vera Zvonareva - a former world No.2 - while there were also qualifying wins for fellow Aussies Kaylah McPhee, Olivia Rogowska and Naiktha…
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