Last month Naiktha played three G1s in Asia, reached the second round in two of them and lost first round in the other. A bit disappointing but these are big events with girls up to 18 years old! She's currently ranked #195 on the ITF junior rankings.
Very true we can't expect too much of her, she's still coming along very very nicely.
Maria SHARAPOVA Eugenie BOUCHARD Laura ROBSON Dasha GAVRILOVA Heather WATSON
Casey DELLACQUA Jarmila GAJDOSOVA Taylor TOWNSEND Naomi BROADY Madison KEYS Sam STOSUR
Naiktha's ITF profile lists M Limpus, G Stickler, N Pratt and S Barsacchi as her coaches. So yeah they're been doing a lot of work together. I'm pretty sure Nicole is the captain of the Australian Junior Fed Cup team as well.
Naiktha now has a WTA ranking! She's #979 after winning her first pro maindraw match as a wildcard at $25K Rockhampton last month beating Julia Moriarty 6-2 3-6 7-5. She lost to Bobusic in the next round.
She shares that spot of #979 with Lizette Cabrera and together they are the two youngest girls (and the only players under 15 years old) with a WTA ranking! Lizette is two days younger. Really exciting for both girls!