Yeah, her father apparently moved here for the better weather. Go figure. I saw a video of her recently, young people lose their accents quickly, it is already totally Aussie which is nice Much like Beck.
Talented young tennis player Naiktha Bains has reluctantly turned her back on Great Britain after the Lawn Tennis Association showed little interest in aiding her development.
That earned her a year's free coaching, but Naiktha only used about six months of it before the family uprooted to Australia for lifestyle and business reasons.
Ugh...I kind of hate the feeling that TA has to do everything right to keep her playing for Australia. I wish there wasn't so much confusion with a lot of our players national indentities. It just gets exhausting
Who have we got as potential future GS winners? I know it's too early to say at such a young age, but Barty at 15 is clearly a future GS winner based on ability. Not to say she reaches it, but she has that ability.
I've heard that the 11-13 age range is meant to be as good as we've ever had on the female side, so who's coming through with that level of talent?
Zoe Hives (VIC) d Sara Tomic (QLD) 6-2 7-6(5)
I have no idea who Zoe Hives is, but she beat both Tomic and Hon...so she must be alright, one to watch out for in the future perhaps. Also Seone continues to dominate her age division. Also another one of my 'keep an eye ons' 11 year old Destanee Aiava skipped 12s altogether and played 14s...she won two rounds before falling to second seed Hon.