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Nicole Gibbs (born March 3, 1993) is an American tennis player.

Nicole Gibbs
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Country (sports) United States
Born (1993-03-03) March 3, 1993 (age 26)
Cincinnati, United States
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Turned pro2013
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CollegeStanford
CoachPaul Gibbs
Prize money$1,714,767
Singles
Career record284–206 (58.0%)
Career titles7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 68 (July 25, 2016)
Current rankingNo. 126 (June 10, 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2017)
French Open1R (2015, 2016)
Wimbledon1R (2015, 2016)
US Open3R (2014)
Doubles
Career record60–68 (46.9%)
Career titles5 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 107 (September 19, 2016)
Current rankingNo. 172 (June 10, 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2017)
French Open1R (2016)
Wimbledon1R (2016)
US Open3R (2016)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US OpenQF (2016)
Last updated on: June 13, 2019.

She has won seven singles and five doubles titles on the ITF circuit. On 25 July 2016 she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 68. On 19 September 2016, she peaked at No. 107 in the doubles rankings.

Gibbs graduated in 2010 from Crossroads School in Santa Monica, California, and from Stanford University in 2014.

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CareerEdit

CollegeEdit

Gibbs was the top player in both singles and doubles for the Stanford women's team.

As a collegiate sophomore, Gibbs was named 2012 recipient of the Honda Sports Award for tennis. Her selection by the Collegiate Women Sports Awards program recognized Gibbs as the country's top junior female player in her sport.

A 2012 All-American in both singles and doubles, Gibbs, as a sophomore, pulled off a historic sweep of the year's NCAA singles and doubles titles. Gibbs joined Stanford's Linda Gates (1985) and UCLA's Keri Phebus (1995) as only the third player in NCAA history to capture both NCAA titles in the same season. Gibbs then repeated as NCAA singles champion the following year, before foregoing her senior year.[1] Traditionally, the winner of the NCAA title is offered a wild card into the US Open, if American.

Gibbs defeated teammate Mallory Burdette in the first all-Stanford singles final since 2011, claiming the 15th collegiate singles crown (13 NCAA, 2 AIAW) in school history. One hour later, Gibbs and Burdette shook off physical and emotional fatigue to claim the doubles championship with victory over Georgia's Nadja Gilchrist and Chelsey Gullickson.

The championship matches represented a historic day for the Stanford women's tennis program. It was the first time in NCAA men's or women's tennis history that teammates squared off in the singles final before later pairing up in the doubles title match.

The 2012 Pac-12 Player of the Year, Gibbs was also named an All-Pac-12 First Team selection. She finished the year 41–5 overall and 21–2 in duals while playing all her matches at the number one spot. Closing out the year on a 17-match winning streak, Gibbs pocketed two other singles titles along the way, winning the ITA Northwest Regional Championships in October and Pac-12 Championships in April. Gibbs was ousted from the Mercury Insurance Open, where she lost to Varvara Lepchenko.[2]

The Honda Sports Award is presented annually to the top women athletes in 12 NCAA-sanctioned sports. As a Honda prize recipient, Gibbs becomes a finalist for the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year and the prestigious Honda Cup. Gibbs was chosen by a vote of coaches from 1,000 NCAA member schools. Finalists included Burdette (Stanford), Beatrice Capra (Duke) and Allie Will (Florida).

ProfessionalEdit

Gibbs has played in a number of WTA Premier qualifiers, the 2009 LA Open and the 2010 and 2011 Stanford Open qualifiers, where she won a round each year, the 2012 Western & Southern Open losing in the first round, and the 2012 New Haven Open at Yale where she won three rounds to qualify, and then won a round in the main draw before losing in the second to Petra Kvitová. She has also played in qualifying for the US Open on three occasions (2009, 2010, 2011), winning a round in 2010.

In addition to qualifying for the main draw in New Haven, Gibbs played in the three WTA Premier event main draws in 2012, the Stanford Open, winning one round before losing to newly crowned Wimbledon champion Serena Williams,[3] and the US Open where she lost in the first round to Alizé Cornet.

Gibbs played the 2010 US Open – Mixed Doubles with Sam Querrey as her partner and the 2011 US Open – Women's Doubles with Lauren Davis. She was a hitting partner as part of the 2009 United States Fed Cup team in Italy.

Gibbs won her first Grand Slam main-draw matches at the 2014 US Open. She upset 23rd seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the second round,[4] before falling to another seed, Flavia Pennetta, in the third round. Gibbs won her first Australia Open main-draw match in 2015, reaching the second round.

In 2015, she played for the Austin Aces World TeamTennis (WTT) team. Gibbs remained with the team in 2016, when it relocated and was renamed the Orange County Breakers.[5] She was named WTT Female Most Valuable Player after tying for first in the league with teammate Alla Kudryavtseva in winning percentage in women's doubles and also finishing second in women's singles.[6][7]

WTA 125 series finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Nov 2015 Carlsbad Classic, United States Hard   Yanina Wickmayer 3–6, 6–7(4–7)

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Nov 2016 Hawaii Tennis Open, United States Hard   Asia Muhammad   Eri Hozumi
  Miyu Kato
7–6 (7–3) , 3–6, [8–10]

ITF finalsEdit

Singles (7–11)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (6–8)
Clay (1–3)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. November 26, 2007 Mexico City, Mexico Hard   María Fernanda Álvarez Terán 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 1. June 27, 2011 Buffalo, United States Clay   Lauren Davis 7–5, 2–6, 4–6
Winner 2. July 2, 2012 Denver, United States Hard   Julie Coin 6–2, 3–6, 6–4
Runner-up 2. February 11, 2013 Rancho Santa Fe, United States Hard   Madison Brengle 1–6, 4–6
Winner 3. July 8, 2013 Yakima, United States Hard   Ivana Lisjak 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 3. March 17, 2014 Palm Harbor, United States Clay   Grace Min 5–7, 0–6
Winner 4. July 14, 2014 Carson, United States Hard   Melanie Oudin 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 4. July 21, 2014 Lexington, United States Hard   Madison Brengle 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. October 11, 2015 Kirkland, United States Hard   Mandy Minella 6–2, 5–7, 2–6
Runner-up 6. November 8, 2015 Waco, United States Hard   Viktorija Golubic 2–6, 1–6
Winner 5. June 25, 2017 Baton Rouge, United States Hard   Francesca Di Lorenzo 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 7. July 2, 2017 Auburn, United States Hard   Miharu Imanishi 3–6, 2–6
Winner 6. June 2, 2018 Naples, United States Clay   Ashley Kratzer 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 8. July 22, 2018 Berkeley, United States Hard   Sofia Kenin 0–6, 4–6
Runner-up 9. November 11, 2018 Las Vegas, United States Hard   Belinda Bencic 5–7, 1–6
Winner 7. February 24, 2019 Rancho Santa Fe, United States Hard   Kristie Ahn 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 10. April 7, 2019 Palm Harbor, United States Clay   Barbora Krejčíková 0–6, 1–6
Runner-up 11. July 14, 2019 Honolulu, United States Hard   Usue Maitane Arconada 0–6, 2–6

Doubles (5–2)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (4–1)
Clay (1–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. May 16, 2010 Raleigh, United States Clay   Kristie Ahn   Alexandra Mueller
  Ahsha Rolle
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 1. July 8, 2012 Denver, United States Hard   Lauren Embree   Marie-Ève Pelletier
  Shelby Rogers
3–6, 6–3, [10–12]
Runner-up 2. April 28, 2013 Charlottesville, United States Clay   Shelby Rogers   Nicola Slater
  CoCo Vandeweghe
3–6, 6–7(4–7)
Winner 2. October 4, 2015 Las Vegas, United States Hard   Julia Boserup   Paula Cristina Gonçalves
  Sanaz Marand
6–3, 6–4
Winner 3. November 7, 2015 Waco, United States Hard   Vania King   Julia Glushko
  Rebecca Peterson
6–4, 6–4
Winner 4. July 21, 2018 Berkeley, United States Hard   Asia Muhammad   Ellen Perez
  Sabrina Santamaria
6–4, 6–1
Winner 5. November 3, 2018 Tyler, United States Hard   Asia Muhammad   Desirae Krawczyk
  Giuliana Olmos
3–6, 6–3, [14–12]

Grand Slam performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

SinglesEdit

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 W–L
Australian Open A A A A Q2 Q2 2R 2R 3R 2R A 5–4
French Open A A A A A Q1 1R 1R Q3 Q2 A 0–2
Wimbledon A A A A Q1 Q3 1R 1R A Q3 A 0–2
US Open Q1 Q2 Q1 1R 1R 3R 2R 2R 2R 1R 5–7
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 2–1 2–4 2–4 3–2 1–2 0-0 10–15

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 W–L
Australian Open A A A A A A 1R A A 0–1
French Open A A A A A 1R A A A 0–1
Wimbledon A A A A A 1R A A A 0–1
US Open 1R A A 1R 2R 3R 2R 2R 5–6
Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 2–3 1–2 1–1 0–0 5–9

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gibbs captures NCAA singles title".
  2. ^ "Radwanska upsets Hantuchova at Carlsbad". July 17, 2012.
  3. ^ "Serena Williams moves into Stanford Classic third round". July 12, 2012.
  4. ^ "SCiCi Bellis loses in three sets, but fellow American Nicole Gibbs tops No. 23 seed". Washington Post. August 28, 2014. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  5. ^ "Mylan WTT Players: 2016". World TeamTennis. Retrieved July 31, 2016.
  6. ^ "Aviators' Ryan Harrison and Breakers' Nicole Gibbs Named Mylan World TeamTennis MVPs Presented by Forevermark". World TeamTennis. August 18, 2016. Archived from the original on August 28, 2016. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  7. ^ "2016 League Leaders". World TeamTennis. Archived from the original on September 7, 2016. Retrieved September 5, 2016.

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