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Naiktha Bains (born 17 December 1997) is an Australian-British tennis player.[1][2]

Naiktha Bains
Naiktha Bains 2, Aegon Surbiton Trophy, London, UK - Diliff.JPG
Bains at the Surbiton, 2015
Country (sports) Australia (–2019)
 Great Britain (2019–)
Born (1997-12-17) 17 December 1997 (age 21)
Leeds, United Kingdom
Prize money$176,160
Singles
Career record130–133
Career titles2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 233 (20 May 2019)
Current rankingNo. 233 (20 May 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ3 (2019)
Doubles
Career record119–81
Career titles12 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 134 (24 September 2018)
Current rankingNo. 173 (20 May 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019)
Last updated on: 20 May 2019.

Bains has won two singles and twelve doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. On 20 May 2019, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 233. On 24 September 2018, she peaked at No. 134 in the doubles rankings.

Bains emigrated with her Indian-born father Gurnake[3] from Britain to Brisbane aged eight[4] and holds dual British-Australian citizenship.[1]

Contents

CareerEdit

2014Edit

Bains commenced the year with a ranking of 1041. She was awarded a wildcard into qualifying at the Hobart International, where she made it through the first two rounds, defeating Maria Elena Camerin[5] and Teliana Pereira,[6] before losing to eventual tournament champion Garbiñe Muguruza in the final qualifying round.

At Australian Open qualifying, Bains lost to Andrea Hlaváčková in straight sets, but together with Olivia Tjandramulia, she was awarded a wildcard into the main doubles draw where she faced the 14th seeded team of Julia Görges and Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová, also losing in straight sets.

In March, Bains was awarded a wildcard into qualifying at the Sony Open in Miami, for just her third appearance at WTA Tour-level.[7] She lost in round one to Virginie Razzano. Her next match was in September in Vegas, before playing four more ITF tournaments across Australia to end the year. She ended the year with a ranking of 713.

2015Edit

Her season began with a wildcard into the qualifying rounds of the Brisbane International, Hobart International and Australian Open. She lost in round one in all three events. The rest of the year, Bains competed on the ITF circuit, with limited success. She ended the year with a ranking of 630.

2016Edit

Bains commenced the season with a wildcard into the qualifying rounds of the Brisbane International, Hobart International and Australian Open. She lost in the first round in all three events. Through February and March, Bains competed on the ITF circuit across Australia, before heading to Croatia and Spain where she made three consecutive quarterfinals. From June to October, she competed on the ITF circuit across Europe, Asia and Australia. Her best result was the quarterfinal of Bendigo International. Bains finished 2016 with a ranking of world No. 452.

2017Edit

She started the new season with a wildcard into the qualifying rounds of the Brisbane International where she lost in round one to Anastasia Rodionova.

ITF finalsEdit

Singles: 2 (2–0)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000/$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournsments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (1–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 28 May 2017 Hammamet, Tunisia Clay   Natalija Kostić 6–4, 6–2
Winner 1. 10 March 2019 Mildura, Australia Grass   Kaylah McPhee 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–2

Doubles: 24 (12–12)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000/$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournsments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (5–9)
Clay (7–3)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 3 November 2014 Bendigo, Australia Hard   Karolina Wlodarczak   Jessica Moore
  Abbie Myers
4–6, 0–6
Runner-up 2. 2 May 2016 Bol, Croatia Clay   Alexandra Morozova   Dasha Ivanova
  Petra Krejsová
1–6, 3–6
Winner 1. 9 May 2016 Bol, Croatia Clay   Dasha Ivanova   Marine Partaud
  Laëtitia Sarrazin
6–2, 4–6, [10–7]
Winner 2. 16 May 2016 Bol, Croatia Clay   Alexandra Morozova   Dasha Ivanova
  Petra Krejsová
6–1, 2–6, [10–7]
Runner-up 3. 19 September 2016 Tweed Heads, Australia Hard   Abbie Myers   Monique Adamczak
  Olivia Rogowska
6–7(6–8), 6–7(3–7)
Winner 3. 26 September 2016 Brisbane, Australia Hard   Abigail Tere-Apisah   Julia Glushko
  Liu Fangzhou
6–7(4–7), 6–2, [10–3]
Winner 4. 8 May 2017 Hammamet, Tunisia Clay   Chiara Grimm   Natalija Kostić
  Jelena Simić
4–6, 6–3, [10–4]
Winner 5. 27 May 2017 Hammamet, Tunisia Clay   Tereza Mihalíková   Francesca Bullani
  Veronica Napolitano
4–6, 6–1, [10–5]
Runner-up 4. 8 July 2017 Middelburg, Netherlands Clay   Dasha Ivanova   Valentini Grammatikopoulou
  Bibiane Schoofs
7–6(10–8), 5–7, [5–10]
Runner-up 5. 29 July 2017 Hua Hin, Thailand Hard   Karin Kennel   Luksika Kumkhum
  Ksenia Palkina
3–6, 6–2, [12–14]
Runner-up 6. 27 August 2017 Tsukuba, Japan Hard   Hsu Chieh-yu   Miharu Imanishi
  Akiko Omae
4–6, 4–6
Winner 6. 22 September 2017 Penrith, Australia Hard   Abigail Tere-Apisah   Tammi Patterson
  Olivia Rogowska
6–0, 7–5
Winner 7. 29 September 2017 Brisbane, Australia Hard   Abigail Tere-Apisah   Jennifer Elie
  Erika Sema
6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 7. 7 October 2017 Toowoomba, Australia Hard   Abigail Tere-Apisah   Momoko Kobori
  Ayano Shimizu
5–7, 5–7
Winner 8. 13 October 2017 Cairns, Australia Hard   Abigail Tere-Apisah   Astra Sharma
  Belinda Woolcock
4–6, 6–2, [10–6]
Winner 9. 21 April 2018 Pula, Italy Clay   Chiara Scholl   Marie Benoît
  Xu Shilin
6–4, 7–5
Winner 10. 28 April 2018 Pula, Italy Clay   Rosalie van der Hoek   Victoria Kan
  Maria Zotova
6–2, 6–2
Winner 11. 18 May 2018 Saint-Gaudens, France Clay   Francesca Di Lorenzo   Manon Arcangioli
  Sherazad Reix
6–4, 1–6, [11–9]
Runner-up 8. 1 June 2018 Grado, Italy Clay   Rika Fujiwara   Giorgia Marchetti
  Alice Matteucci
0–6, 4–6
Runner-up 9. 10 August 2018 Nonthaburi, Thailand Hard   Barbora Stefkova   Rutuja Bhosale
  Pranjala Yadlapalli
6–2, 0–6, [6–10]
Runner-up 10. 17 August 2018 Nonthaburi, Thailand Hard   Destanee Aiava   Wang Xinyu
  Wang Xiyu
5–7, 7–5, [4–10]
Runner-up 11. 25 August 2018 Tsukuba, Japan Hard   Hiroko Kuwata   Akiko Omae
  You Xiaodi
0–6, 6–7(4–7)
Winner 12. 21 September 2018 Cairns, Australia Hard   Xu Shilin   Erin Routliffe
  Astra Sharma
6–1, 7–6(9–7)
Runner-up 12. 3 November 2018 Canberra, Australia Hard   Destanee Aiava   Ellen Perez
  Arina Rodionova
7–6(7–5), 3–6, [7–10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Ornstein, David (17 May 2011). "The one who got away". BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Naiktha Bains formally requests to change playing nationality from Australian to GB". 7 April 2019.
  3. ^ Hanlon, Peter (25 January 2012). "Britain loses bright spark to Australia". The Age. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
  4. ^ Briggs, Simon (17 May 2011). "Lawn Tennis Association's fingers burned by defection of young talent Naiktha Bains to Australia". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
  5. ^ Rogers, Leigh (3 January 2014). "Australian teen Naiktha Bains a winner on day one of qualifying". Hobart International. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
  6. ^ Smith, Adam (5 January 2014). "Giant killer Naiktha Bains eyes the tennis big time at Hobart International". The Sunday Tasmanian. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
  7. ^ "Bains awarded Miami qualifying wildcard". Tennis Australia. 17 March 2014. Retrieved 20 March 2014.

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