Bains at Surbiton, 2015
|Country (sports)|| Australia (–March 2019)|
Great Britain (April 2019–)
|Born||17 December 1997|
Leeds, United Kingdom
|Career titles||2 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 222 (24 June 2019)|
|Current ranking||No. 240 (26 August 2019)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||Q3 (2019)|
|US Open||Q1 (2019)|
|Career titles||13 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 134 (24 September 2018)|
|Current ranking||No. 173 (20 May 2019)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019)|
|Last updated on: 4 October 2019.|
Bains has won two singles and twelve doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. On 24 June 2019, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 222. On 24 September 2018, she peaked at No. 134 in the doubles rankings.
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 and Teliana Pereira, 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. 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.
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.
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.
ITF Circuit finalsEdit
Singles: 4 (2 titles, 2 runner–ups)Edit
|Win||1–0||May 2017||ITF Hammamet, Tunisia||$15,000||Clay||Natalija Kostić||6–4, 6–2|
|Win||2–0||Mar 2019||ITF Mildura, Australia||W25||Grass||Kaylah McPhee||6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–2|
|Loss||2–1||Dec 2019||ITF Solapur, India||W25||Hard||Ankita Raina||3–6, 3–6|
|Loss||2–2||Dec 2019||ITF Pune, India||W25||Hard||Emma Raducanu||6–3, 1–6, 4–6|
Doubles: 27 (13 titles, 14 runners-up)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Nov 2014||ITF Bendigo, Australia||$50,000||Hard||Karolina Wlodarczak|| Jessica Moore
|Loss||0–2||May 2016||ITF Bol, Croatia||$10,000||Clay||Alexandra Morozova|| Dasha Ivanova
|Win||1–2||May 2016||ITF Bol, Croatia||$10,000||Clay||Dasha Ivanova|| Marine Partaud
|6–2, 4–6, [10–7]|
|Win||2–2||May 2016||ITF Bol, Croatia||$10,000||Clay||Alexandra Morozova|| Dasha Ivanova
|6–1, 2–6, [10–7]|
|Loss||2–3||Sep 2016||ITF Tweed Heads, Australia||$25,000||Hard||Abbie Myers|| Monique Adamczak
|Win||3–3||Sep 2016||ITF Brisbane, Australia||$25,000||Hard||Abigail Tere-Apisah|| Julia Glushko
|6–7(4–7), 6–2, [10–3]|
|Win||4–3||May 2017||ITF Hammamet, Tunisia||$15,000||Clay||Chiara Grimm|| Natalija Kostić
|4–6, 6–3, [10–4]|
|Win||5–3||May 2017||ITF Hammamet, Tunisia||$15,000||Clay||Tereza Mihalíková|| Francesca Bullani
|4–6, 6–1, [10–5]|
|Loss||5–4||Jul 2017||ITF Middelburg, Netherlands||$25,000||Clay||Dasha Ivanova|| Valentini Grammatikopoulou
|7–6(10–8), 5–7, [5–10]|
|Loss||5–5||Jul 2017||ITF Hua Hin, Thailand||$25,000||Hard||Karin Kennel|| Luksika Kumkhum
|3–6, 6–2, [12–14]|
|Loss||5–6||Aug 2017||ITF Tsukuba, Japan||$25,000||Hard||Hsu Chieh-yu|| Miharu Imanishi
|Win||6–6||Sep 2017||ITF Penrith, Australia||$25,000||Hard||Abigail Tere-Apisah|| Tammi Patterson
|Win||7–6||Sep 2017||ITF Brisbane, Australia||$25,000||Hard||Abigail Tere-Apisah|| Jennifer Elie
|Loss||7–7||Oct 2017||ITF Toowoomba, Australia||$25,000||Hard||Abigail Tere-Apisah|| Momoko Kobori
|Win||8–7||Oct 2017||ITF Cairns, Australia||$25,000||Hard||Abigail Tere-Apisah|| Astra Sharma
|4–6, 6–2, [10–6]|
|Win||9–7||Apr 2018||ITF Pula, Italy||$25,000||Clay||Chiara Scholl|| Marie Benoît
|Win||10–7||Apr 2018||ITF Pula, Italy||$25,000||Clay||Rosalie van der Hoek|| Victoria Kan
|Win||11–7||May 2018||ITF Saint-Gaudens, France||$60,000||Clay||Francesca Di Lorenzo|| Manon Arcangioli
|6–4, 1–6, [11–9]|
|Loss||11–8||Jun 2018||ITF Grado, Italy||$25,000||Clay||Rika Fujiwara|| Giorgia Marchetti
|Loss||11–9||Aug 2018||ITF Nonthaburi, Thailand||$25,000||Hard||Barbora Stefkova|| Rutuja Bhosale
|6–2, 0–6, [6–10]|
|Loss||11–10||Aug 2018||ITF Nonthaburi, Thailand||$25,000||Hard||Destanee Aiava|| Wang Xinyu
|5–7, 7–5, [4–10]|
|Loss||11–11||Aug 2018||ITF Tsukuba, Japan||$25,000||Hard||Hiroko Kuwata|| Akiko Omae
|Win||12–11||Sep 2018||ITF Cairns, Australia||$25,000||Hard||Xu Shilin|| Erin Routliffe
|Loss||12–12||Nov 2018||ITF Canberra, Australia||$60,000||Hard||Destanee Aiava|| Ellen Perez
|7–6(7–5), 3–6, [7–10]|
|Win||13–12||Oct 2019||ITF Brisbane, Australia||W25||Hard||Destanee Aiava|| Alison Bai
|Loss||13–13||Oct 2019||ITF Bendigo, Australia||W60||Hard||Tereza Mihalíková|| Maddison Inglis
|6–3, 2–6, [2–10]|
|Loss||13–14||Nov 2019||ITF Playford, Australia||W60||Hard||Tereza Mihalíková|| Asia Muhammad
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