Nicole Gibbs (born March 3, 1993) is an American tennis player.
Gibbs at the 2014 Wimbledon
|Country (sports)||United States|
|Born||March 3, 1993|
Cincinnati, United States
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||284–206 (58.0%)|
|Career titles||7 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 68 (July 25, 2016)|
|Current ranking||No. 126 (June 10, 2019)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||3R (2017)|
|French Open||1R (2015, 2016)|
|Wimbledon||1R (2015, 2016)|
|US Open||3R (2014)|
|Career titles||5 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 107 (September 19, 2016)|
|Current ranking||No. 172 (June 10, 2019)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2017)|
|French Open||1R (2016)|
|US Open||3R (2016)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|US Open||QF (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 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. 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.
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).
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, 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, 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. 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.
WTA 125 series finalsEdit
Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Nov 2015||Carlsbad Classic, United States||Hard||Yanina Wickmayer||3–6, 6–7(4–7)|
Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Nov 2016||Hawaii Tennis Open, United States||Hard||Asia Muhammad|| Eri Hozumi
|7–6 (7–3) , 3–6, [8–10]|
|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|
|Winner||1.||May 16, 2010||Raleigh, United States||Clay||Kristie Ahn|| Alexandra Mueller
|Runner-up||1.||July 8, 2012||Denver, United States||Hard||Lauren Embree|| Marie-Ève Pelletier
|3–6, 6–3, [10–12]|
|Runner-up||2.||April 28, 2013||Charlottesville, United States||Clay||Shelby Rogers|| Nicola Slater
|Winner||2.||October 4, 2015||Las Vegas, United States||Hard||Julia Boserup|| Paula Cristina Gonçalves
|Winner||3.||November 7, 2015||Waco, United States||Hard||Vania King|| Julia Glushko
|Winner||4.||July 21, 2018||Berkeley, United States||Hard||Asia Muhammad|| Ellen Perez
|Winner||5.||November 3, 2018||Tyler, United States||Hard||Asia Muhammad|| Desirae Krawczyk
|3–6, 6–3, [14–12]|
Grand Slam performance timelinesEdit
- "Gibbs captures NCAA singles title".
- "Radwanska upsets Hantuchova at Carlsbad". July 17, 2012.
- "Serena Williams moves into Stanford Classic third round". July 12, 2012.
- "SCiCi Bellis loses in three sets, but fellow American Nicole Gibbs tops No. 23 seed". Washington Post. August 28, 2014. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
- "Mylan WTT Players: 2016". World TeamTennis. Retrieved July 31, 2016.
- "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.
- "2016 League Leaders". World TeamTennis. Archived from the original on September 7, 2016. Retrieved September 5, 2016.