Nicole Gibbs

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Nicole Gibbs
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Full name Nicole Gibbs
Country  United States
Born (1993-03-03) March 3, 1993 (age 21)
Cincinnati, United States
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Prize money $253,167
Singles
Career record 141–89 (61.3%)
Career titles 4 ITF
Highest ranking 89 (September 29, 2014)
Current ranking 89 (September 29, 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Q2 (2013, 2014)
French Open Q1 (2014)
Wimbledon Q3 (2014)
US Open 3R (2014)
Doubles
Career record 25–35
Career titles 1 ITF
Highest ranking 402 (July 12, 2010)
Current ranking 586 (August 25, 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open 1R (2011)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US Open 1R (2010)
Last updated on: August 30, 2014.

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

Gibbs has won four singles and one doubles title on the ITF tour in her career. On August 25, 2014, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 135. On July 12, 2010, she peaked at world number 402 in the doubles rankings.

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

Stanford Career[edit]

Before graduating from Stanford University, Gibbs played as number one in 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 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. 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.[1]

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).

ITA Career[edit]

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 round two 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,[2] 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 and Burdette posted a 35–5 record overall and were 18–2 in duals. Playing together for the first time, the duo opened the season by claiming the title at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships in October.

ITF finals (5–6)[edit]

Singles (4–4)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (4–2)
Clay (0–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. November 26, 2007 Mexico Mexico City, Mexico Hard Bolivia María Fernanda Álvarez Terán 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 1. June 27, 2011 United States Buffalo, United States Clay United States Lauren Davis 7–5, 2–6, 4–6
Winner 2. July 2, 2012 United States Denver, United States Hard France Julie Coin 6–2, 3–6, 6–4
Runner-up 2. February 11, 2013 United States Rancho Santa Fe, United States Hard United States Madison Brengle 1–6, 4–6
Winner 3. July 8, 2013 United States Yakima, United States Hard Croatia Ivana Lisjak 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 3. March 17, 2014 United States Innisbrook, United States Clay United States Grace Min 5–7, 0–6
Winner 4. July 14, 2014 United States Carson, United States Hard United States Melanie Oudin 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 4. July 21, 2014 United States Lexington, United States Hard United States Madison Brengle 3–6, 4–6

Doubles (1–2)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (1–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. May 10, 2010 United States Raleigh, United States Clay United States Kristie Ahn United States Alexandra Mueller
United States Ahsha Rolle
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 1. July 2, 2012 United States Denver, United States Hard United States Lauren Embree Canada Marie-Ève Pelletier
United States Shelby Rogers
3–6, 6–3, [10–12]
Runner-up 2. April 22, 2013 United States Charlottesville, United States Clay United States Shelby Rogers United Kingdom Nicola Slater
United States Coco Vandeweghe
3–6, 6–7(4–7)

Grand Slam Singles results[edit]

Australian Open Q2 (2013, 2014) French Open Q1 (2014) Wimbledon Q3 (2014) US Open 3R (2014)

References[edit]

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