Nicole Melichar

Nicole Melichar (Czech: Nicole Melicharová, Czech pronunciation: [ˈmɛlɪxarovaː]) is an American tennis player who specializes in doubles.

Nicole Melichar
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Melichar at the 2016 US Open
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceStuart, Florida,
United States
Born (1993-07-29) July 29, 1993 (age 27)
Brno, Czech Republic
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
PlaysRight-handed
(two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 1,272,064
Singles
Career record140–133 (51.3%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 400 (September 24, 2012)
Current rankingNo. 808 (March 16, 2020)
Doubles
Career record254–237 (51.7%)
Career titles8
Highest rankingNo. 12 (February 18, 2019)
Current rankingNo. 19 (February 3, 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (2018, 2019)
French OpenQF (2019)
WimbledonF (2018)
US OpenF (2020)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (2019)
French OpenSF (2019)
WimbledonW (2018)
US OpenQF (2018)
Last updated on: August 3, 2020.

She was born in the Czech Republic, but has lived in Florida since shortly after her birth.[1] Her older sister Jane played tennis, and Melichar claims to have taken up the sport when she was just one year old.[1]

She has won eight doubles titles on the WTA Tour and one WTA 125K series doubles title as well as two singles and seven doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. In February 2019, she peaked at No. 12 in the doubles rankings.

Melichar has won one Grand Slam title, winning the mixed-doubles crown at the 2018 Wimbledon Championships with Austrian partner Alexander Peya. She is also a two-time Grand Slam finalist in women's doubles, finishing as runner-up at the 2018 Wimbledon Championships with Květa Peschke and the 2020 US Open with Xu Yifan.

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; (P) postponed; (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.

Women's doublesEdit

Tournament 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W–L
Australian Open A 1R A 3R 3R 1R 0 / 4 4–4
French Open A 1R 1R 3R QF 0 / 4 5–4
Wimbledon 1R 1R 1R F QF 0 / 5 8–5
US Open A 2R 1R 1R 2R F 0 / 5 6–5
Win–Loss 0–1 1–4 0–3 9–4 9–4 4–2 0 / 18 23–18
Year-end ranking 69 88 39 15 20

Mixed DoublesEdit

Tournament 2012 2013
2015
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W–L
Australian Open A A A A 1R SF 2R 0 / 3 4–3
French Open A A A A QF SF 0 / 2 5–2
Wimbledon A A 1R QF W QF 1 / 4 9–3
US Open 1R A A 1R QF 2R 0 / 4 3–4
Win–Loss 0–1 N/A 0–1 3–2 8–3 9–4 1–1 1 / 13 21–12

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Women's doubles: 2 (2 runner-ups)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2018 Wimbledon Grass   Květa Peschke   Barbora Krejčíková
  Kateřina Siniaková
4–6, 6–4, 0–6
Loss 2020 US Open Hard   Xu Yifan   Laura Siegemund
  Vera Zvonareva
4–6, 4–6

Mixed doubles: 1 (title)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2018 Wimbledon Grass   Alexander Peya   Victoria Azarenka
  Jamie Murray
7–6(7–1), 6–3

WTA career finalsEdit

Doubles: 18 (8 titles, 10 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–2)
Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–1)
Premier (4–2)
International (4–5)
Finals by surface
Hard (5–4)
Clay (3–4)
Grass (0–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 2015 Tianjin Open,
China
International Hard   Darija Jurak   Xu Yifan
  Zheng Saisai
2–6, 6–3, [8–10]
Loss 0–2 Mar 2017 Malaysian Open International Hard   Makoto Ninomiya   Ashleigh Barty
  Casey Dellacqua
6–7(5–7), 3–6
Loss 0–3 Apr 2017 Istanbul Cup,
Turkey
International Clay   Elise Mertens   Dalila Jakupovic
  Nadiia Kichenok
6–7(6–8), 2–6
Win 1–3 May 2017 Nuremberg Cup,
Germany
International Clay   Anna Smith   Kirsten Flipkens
  Johanna Larsson
3–6, 6–3, [11–9]
Loss 1–4 Oct 2017 Kremlin Cup,
Russia
Premier Hard (i)   Anna Smith   Timea Babos
  Andrea Hlaváčková
2–6, 6–3, [3–10]
Loss 1–5 Apr 2018 Stuttgart Open,
Germany
Premier Clay (i)   Květa Peschke   Raquel Atawo
  Anna-Lena Grönefeld
4–6, 7–6(7–5), [5–10]
Win 2–5 May 2018 Prague Open,
Czech Republic
International Clay   Květa Peschke   Mihaela Buzărnescu
  Lidziya Marozava
6–4, 6–2
Loss 2–6 Jul 2018 Wimbledon,
United Kingdom
Grand Slam Grass   Květa Peschke   Barbora Krejčíková
  Kateřina Siniaková
4–6, 6–4, 0–6
Win 3–6 Oct 2018 Tianjin Open,
China
International Hard   Květa Peschke   Monique Adamczak
  Jessica Moore
6–4, 6–2
Win 4–6 Jan 2019 Brisbane International,
Australia
Premier Hard   Květa Peschke   Chan Hao-ching
  Latisha Chan
6–1, 6–1
Loss 4–7 May 2019 Prague Open,
Czech Republic
International Clay   Květa Peschke   Anna Kalinskaya
  Viktória Kužmová
6–4, 5–7, [7–10]
Loss 4–8 May 2019 Nuremberg Cup,
Germany
International Clay   Sharon Fichman   Gabriela Dabrowski
  Xu Yifan
6–4, 6–7(5–7), [5–10]
Win 5–8 Aug 2019 Silicon Valley Classic,
United States
Premier Hard   Květa Peschke   Shuko Aoyama
  Ena Shibahara
6–4, 6–4
Win 6–8 Sep 2019 Zhengzhou Open,
China
Premier Hard   Květa Peschke   Yanina Wickmayer
  Tamara Zidanšek
6–1, 7–6(7–2)
Win 7–8 Jan 2020 Adelaide International,
Australia
Premier Hard   Xu Yifan   Gabriela Dabrowski
  Darija Jurak
2–6, 7–5, [10–5]
Loss 7–9 Aug 2020 Cincinnati Open, United States Premier 5 Hard   Xu Yifan   Květa Peschke
  Demi Schuurs
1–6, 6–4, [4–10]
Loss 7–10 Sep 2020 US Open, United States Grand Slam Hard   Xu Yifan   Laura Siegemund
  Vera Zvonareva
4–6, 4–6
Win 8–10 Sep 2020 Internationaux de Strasbourg,
France
International Clay   Demi Schuurs   Hayley Carter
  Luisa Stefani
6–4, 6–3

WTA 125K series finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (title)Edit

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Mar 2016 WTA San Antonio, United States Hard   Anna-Lena Grönefeld   Klaudia Jans-Ignacik
  Anastasia Rodionova
6–1, 6–3

ITF circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 4 (2–2)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (2–2)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. July 18, 2011 ITF Evansville, United States Hard   Elizabeth Ferris 2–6, 1–6
Winner 1. April 9, 2012 ITF Antalya, Turkey Hard   Hülya Esen 6–4, 6–3
Winner 2. April 30, 2012 ITF Antalya, Turkey Hard   Angelina Gabueva 5–7, 6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 2. November 17, 2014 ITF Sousse, Tunisia Hard   Viktoriya Tomova 3–6, 2–6

Doubles: 17 (7–10)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000/60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (3–7)
Clay (4–3)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. May 24, 2010 ITF Sumter, United States Hard   Alexandra Leatu   Alexandra Mueller
  Ashley Weinhold
1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2. November 7, 2011 ITF Monastir, Tunisia Hard   Anastasia Kharchenko   Anita Husarić
  Viktoriya Tomova
3–6, 7–5, [5–10]
Winner 1. March 19, 2012 ITF Metepec, Mexico Hard   Elizabeth Ferris   Liz Tatiane Koehler Bogarin
  Brianna Morgan
6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 3. April 16, 2012 ITF Antalya, Turkey Hard   Lauren Megale   Nicola Geuer
  Janina Toljan
2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 4. April 30, 2012 ITF Antalya, Turkey Hard   Angelina Gabueva   Yuka Mori
  Kaori Onishi
2–6, 4–6
Winner 2. March 4, 2013 ITF Antalya, Turkey Clay   Gioia Barbieri   Ágnes Bukta
  Vivian Juhászová
7–6(7–2), 6–4
Winner 3. March 11, 2013 ITF Antalya, Turkey Clay   Anamika Bhargava   Alona Fomina
  Sofia Shapatava
6–7(7–9), 6–3, [10–7]
Runner-up 5. March 18, 2013 ITF Antalya, Turkey Hard   Anamika Bhargava   Oksana Kalashnikova
  Ksenia Palkina
1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 6. May 27, 2013 ITF Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Hard   Anastasia Kharchenko   Veronika Stotyka
  Vladyslava Zanosiyenko
3–6, 4–6
Winner 4. July 15, 2013 ITF Portland, United States Hard   Irina Falconi   Sanaz Marand
  Ashley Weinhold
4–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Winner 5. January 20, 2014 ITF Daytona Beach,
United States
Clay   Teodora Mirčić   Asia Muhammad
  Allie Will
6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–1), [10–1]
Runner-up 7. September 15, 2014 ITF Albuquerque,
United States
Hard   Allie Will   Jan Abaza
  Melanie Oudin
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 8. May 11, 2015 ITF Saint-Gaudens, France Clay   Beatriz Haddad Maia   Mariana Duque
  Julia Glushko
6–1, 6–7(5–7), [4–10]
Runner-up 9. June 1, 2015 ITF Marseille, France Clay   Maryna Zanevska   Tatiana Búa
  Laura Thorpe
3–6, 6–3, [6–10]
Winner 6. May 30, 2016 ITF Marseille, France Clay   Hsieh Su-wei   Jana Čepelová
  Lourdes Domínguez Lino
1–6, 6–3, [10–3]
Runner-up 10. July 4, 2016 ITF Contrexéville, France Clay   Renata Voráčová   Cindy Burger
  Laura Pous Tió
1–6, 3–6
Winner 7. February 11, 2017 ITF Launceston, Australia Hard   Monique Adamczak   Georgia Brescia
  Tamara Zidanšek
6–1, 6–2

World TeamTennisEdit

Melichar has played three seasons with World TeamTennis, making her debut as a junior in 2010 with the St. Louis Aces. She has since played for the Washington Kastles in 2018 and 2019. It was announced she will be joining the San Diego Aviators during the 2020 WTT season set to begin July 12.[2]

She partnered with CoCo Vandeweghe in women's doubles for the San Diego Aviators during the 2020 WTT season. Both players were traded to the New York Empires more than half way through the season. The Empires would ultimately win the 2020 WTT Championship in a Supertiebreaker over the Chicago Smash.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Meredith, Bill (June 20, 2012). "Stuart woman heading to US Open Playoffs for tennis". The Palm Beach Post. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
  2. ^ "World TeamTennis Adds Stars Tiafoe, Puig, Roanic, Bouchard, & Sock As Rosters Set For 2020". WTT.com. June 16, 2020.

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