Naiktha Bains

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Naiktha Bains
Naiktha Bains at the 2013 US Open.jpg
Bains at the 2013 US Open
Full name Naiktha Bains
Country  Australia
Born (1997-12-17) 17 December 1997 (age 17)
Leeds, United Kingdom
Prize money $18,867
Singles
Career record 15–21
Career titles 0
Highest ranking 651 (13 October 2014)
Current ranking 885 (19 January 2015)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Q1 (2014, 2015)
Australian Open Junior 3R (2014)
French Open Junior 1R (2014)
Wimbledon Junior 1R (2014)
US Open Junior 2R (2014)
Doubles
Career record 4–8
Career titles 0
Highest ranking 562 (5 January 2015)
Current ranking 567 (19 January 2015)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2014, 2015)
Australian Open Junior SF (2014)
French Open Junior SF (2014)
Wimbledon Junior QF (2014)
US Open Junior 1R (2013, 2014)
Last updated on: 19 January 2015.

Naiktha Bains (born 17 December 1997 in Leeds, United Kingdom) is an Australian tennis player.[1]

On 13 October 2014, Bains reached her best singles ranking of world number 651. On 5 January 2015, she peaked at world number 562 in the doubles rankings.

Bains emigrated with her Indian-born father Gurnake[2] from Britain to Brisbane aged 8[3] and holds dual British-Australian citizenship.[1]

2014[edit]

Bains was awarded a wildcard into qualifying at the 2014 Hobart International, where she made it through the first two rounds, defeating Maria Elena Camerin[4] and Teliana Pereira,[5] 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, Bains 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 2014 Sony Open in Miami, for just her third appearance at WTA Tour-level.[6]

ITF finals (0–1)[edit]

Doubles (0–1)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 3 November 2014 Australia Bendigo, Australia Hard Australia Karolina Wlodarczak Australia Jessica Moore
Australia Abbie Myers
4–6, 0–6

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ornstein, David (17 May 2011). "The one who got away". BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Hanlon, Peter (25 January 2012). "Britain loses bright spark to Australia". The Age. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ Rogers, Leigh (3 January 2014). "Australian teen Naiktha Bains a winner on day one of qualifying". Hobart International. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
  5. ^ Smith, Adam (5 January 2014). "Giant killer Naiktha Bains eyes the tennis big time at Hobart International". The Sunday Tasmanian. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Bains awarded Miami qualifying wildcard". Tennis Australia. 17 March 2014. Retrieved 20 March 2014. 

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