Nicole Melichar-Martinez

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

Nicole Melichar-Martinez
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Melichar at the 2019 Wimbledon
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceStuart, Florida, United States
Born (1993-07-29) July 29, 1993 (age 28)
Brno, Czech Republic
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,609,670
Singles
Career record140–133 (51.3%)
Career titles0 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 400 (24 September 2012)
Current rankingNo. 1092 (24 May 2021)
Doubles
Career record285–248 (53.5%)
Career titles10 WTA
Highest rankingNo. 9 (17 May 2021)
Current rankingNo. 9 (24 May 2021)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (2021)
French OpenSF (2020)
WimbledonF (2018)
US OpenF (2020)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (2019)
French OpenSF (2019)
WimbledonW (2018)
US OpenQF (2018)
Last updated on: 11:59, 28 May 2021 (UTC).

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 ten 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 Circuit. In October 2020, she peaked at No. 11 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.

Performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# DNQ A Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS P NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (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/Paralympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (P) postponed; (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.

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 1R A 3R 3R 1R SF 0 / 5 8–5
French Open A 1R 1R 3R QF SF 3R 0 / 6 11–6
Wimbledon 1R 1R 1R F QF NH 1R 0 / 6 8–6
US Open A 2R 1R 1R 2R F 1R 0 / 6 6–6
Win–Loss 0–1 1–4 0–3 9–4 9–4 8–3 6–4 0 / 23 33–23
Year-end championships
WTA Finals Did not qualify RR Alt NH 0 / 1 0–1
WTA 1000
Dubai / Qatar Open A 1R A 1R 2R QF QF 0 / 5 3–5
Indian Wells Open A A A 2R 1R NH 0 / 2 1–2
Miami Open 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 6 0–6
Madrid Open A A A 2R 2R 1R 0 / 3 1–3
Italian Open A A A 1R 2R 2R 2R 0 / 4 0–4
Canadian Open A 1R QF SF QF NH 2R 0 / 5 6–5
Cincinnati Open A 1R A 2R 2R F QF 0 / 5 7–5
Wuhan Open 2R A 2R QF QF NH 0 / 4 5–4
China Open A A 1R QF QF 0 / 3 4–3
Career statistics
Year-end ranking 69 88 39 15 20 11

Mixed doublesEdit

Tournament 2012 2013
15
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W–L
Australian Open A A A A 1R SF 2R 2R[n 1] 0 / 4 5–3
French Open A A A A QF SF NH 2R 0 / 3 6–3
Wimbledon A A 1R QF W QF QF 1 / 5 10–4
US Open 1R A A 1R QF 2R 2R 0 / 5 4–5
Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 0–1 3–2 8–3 9–4 1–1 4–3 1 / 17 25–15

Notes

  1. ^ Melichar and her doubles partner Robert Farah withdrew from tournament before the second round match against Arina Rodionova and Max Purcell. Not count as loss.

Grand Slam finalsEdit

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: 22 (10 titles, 12 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–2)
Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 / WTA 1000 (0–1)
Premier / WTA 500 (6–4)
International / WTA 250 (4–5)
Finals by surface
Hard (6–4)
Clay (4–4)
Grass (0–3)
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 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
Win 9–10 Mar 2021 Qatar Total Open WTA 500 Hard   Demi Schuurs   Monica Niculescu
  Jeļena Ostapenko
6–2, 2–6, [10–8]
Win 10–10 Apr 2021 Charleston Open, United States WTA 500 Clay (green)   Demi Schuurs   Marie Bouzková
  Lucie Hradecká
6–2, 6–4
Loss 10–11 Jun 2021 Berlin Open, Germany WTA 500 Grass   Demi Schuurs   Victoria Azarenka
  Aryna Sabalenka
6–4, 5–7, [4–10]
Loss 10–12 Jun 2021 Eastbourne International, United Kingdom WTA 500 Grass   Demi Schuurs   Shuko Aoyama
  Ena Shibahara
1–6, 4–6

WTA 125K series finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (title)Edit

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Mar 2016 WTA 125 San Antonio, United States Hard   Anna-Lena Grönefeld   Klaudia Jans-Ignacik
  Anastasia Rodionova
6–1, 6–3

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 4 (2 titles, 2 runner–ups)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)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 2011 ITF Evansville, United States 10,000 Hard   Elizabeth Ferris 2–6, 1–6
Win 1–1 Apr 2012 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Hard   Hülya Esen 6–4, 6–3
Win 2–1 Apr 2012 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Hard   Angelina Gabueva 5–7, 6–4, 6–1
Loss 2–2 Nov 2014 ITF Sousse, Tunisia 10,000 Hard   Viktoriya Tomova 3–6, 2–6

Doubles: 17 (7 titles, 10 runner–ups)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)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 May 2010 ITF Sumter, United States 10,000 Hard   Alexandra Leatu   Alexandra Mueller
  Ashley Weinhold
1–6, 3–6
Loss 0–2 Nov 2011 ITF Monastir, Tunisia 10,000 Hard   Anastasia Kharchenko   Anita Husarić
  Viktoriya Tomova
3–6, 7–5, [5–10]
Win 1–2 Mar 2012 ITF Metepec, Mexico 25,000 Hard   Elizabeth Ferris   Liz Tatiane Koehler Bogarin
  Brianna Morgan
6–3, 6–1
Loss 1–3 Apr 2012 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Hard   Lauren Megale   Nicola Geuer
  Janina Toljan
2–6, 2–6
Loss 1–4 Apr 2012 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Hard   Angelina Gabueva   Yuka Mori
  Kaori Onishi
2–6, 4–6
Win 2–4 Mar 2013 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Clay   Gioia Barbieri   Ágnes Bukta
  Vivian Juhászová
7–6(7–2), 6–4
Win 3–4 Mar 2013 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Clay   Anamika Bhargava   Alona Fomina
  Sofia Shapatava
6–7(7–9), 6–3, [10–7]
Loss 3–5 Mar 2013 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Hard   Anamika Bhargava   Oksana Kalashnikova
  Ksenia Palkina
1–6, 3–6
Loss 3–6 May 2013 ITF Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt 10,000 Hard   Anastasia Kharchenko   Veronika Stotyka
  Vladyslava Zanosiyenko
3–6, 4–6
Win 4–6 Jul 2013 ITF Portland, U.S. 50,000 Hard   Irina Falconi   Sanaz Marand
  Ashley Weinhold
4–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Win 5–6 Jan 2014 ITF Daytona Beach, U.S. 25,000 Clay   Teodora Mirčić   Asia Muhammad
  Allie Will
6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–1), [10–1]
Loss 5–7 Sep 2014 ITF Albuquerque, U.S. 75,000 Hard   Allie Will   Jan Abaza
  Melanie Oudin
2–6, 3–6
Loss 5–8 May 2015 ITF Saint-Gaudens, France 50,000 Clay   Beatriz Haddad Maia   Mariana Duque
  Julia Glushko
6–1, 6–7(5–7), [4–10]
Loss 5–9 Jun 2015 ITF Marseille, France 100,000 Clay   Maryna Zanevska   Tatiana Búa
  Laura Thorpe
3–6, 6–3, [6–10]
Win 6–9 May 2016 ITF Marseille, France 100,000 Clay   Hsieh Su-wei   Jana Čepelová
  Lourdes Domínguez Lino
1–6, 6–3, [10–3]
Loss 6–10 Jul 2016 ITF Contrexéville, France 100,000 Clay   Renata Voráčová   Cindy Burger
  Laura Pous Tió
1–6, 3–6
Win 7–10 Feb 2017 ITF Launceston, Australia 60,000 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 halfway 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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