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: Aussie women make gains in 2018
Ajla Tomljanovic; Getty Images
7 November, 2018

Many of Australia's women have enjoyed excellent 2018 seasons, with their improvements reflected in the release of the WTA year-end rankings this week.
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Biggest movers: Tomic returns to top 100
Bernard Tomic celebrates his victory at the ATP tournament in Chengdu, China; Getty Images
2 October, 2018

Bernard Tomic bolted almost 50 places up the ATP rankings this week to return to both the world's top 100 and Australian top five.
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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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