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: Sharma continues rapid rise
Astra Sharma; Getty Images
31 July, 2018

Astra Sharma is knocking on the door of the world's top 250 after another big jump in the latest WTA rankings. Meanwhile, Matt Ebden returns to the ATP top 50.
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Biggest movers: Ebden cracks top 60
RANKING RISE:  Matthew Ebden improved his ranking by winning an ATP Challenger title in South Korea; Getty Images
19 June, 2018

In an week of gains for several Aussie tennis stars, Matt Ebden, Alex De Minaur, Jaimee Fourlis and Alexei Popyrin were among those setting career-high rankings.
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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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