This week in #StudentSpotlight, Nicole Gibbs currently holding singles ranking of 121.
Born on 3rd Mar 1993 in Santa Monica, CA, USA introduced to tennis by her father who had her hitting in the driveway over two trash cans with a board across the top when she was 2 or 3.
She was the star from the college at Stanford University and turned pro after collecting prize money at Wimbledon in 2013.
She admired the Williams sisters from childhood and her favourite surface is hard and favourite shot is forehand. Her favourite tournaments are Stanford and US Open. Her biggest hobby is surfing.
Here is her career in brief since 2007 (data taken from wtatennis.com)
2014 – First Top 100 season; QF at Seoul (l. to Ka.Pliskova); made Top 100 debut afterwards on September 22 (rose from No.101 to No.92); reached 3r once (US Open) and 2r once; fell 1r three times and in qualifying eight times (incl. other three majors); won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2012 – Played first four WTA main draws, reaching 2r twice and falling 1r twice (incl. US Open); also fell in qualifying once; won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2011 – Fell in WTA qualifying twice (incl. US Open).
2010 – Fell in WTA qualifying twice (incl. US Open); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2009 – Played first WTA qualifying at Los Angeles and US Open (both as WC).
2008 – Continued to play on ITF Circuit.
2007 – Played first events of career on ITF Circuit, winning one singles title.