Nicole Gibbs
26-Year-Old
Knocks out countrywoman in Osaka
September 16, 2019
Gibbs won 6-4, 6-3 over Alison Riske in the first round of Osaka on Monday.
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Gibbs, who qualified for the main draw here, surprised her countrywoman who is more than 100 spots higher than her in the rankings as she won comfortably in straight sets. The win marks the first for the 26-year-old American since her return from cancer earlier this summer. She'll get a meeting with No. 4 seed Angelique Kerber in Round 2, who she has never faced.
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Returns from bout with cancer
August 5, 2019
Gibbs (mouth) wrote an article for ESPN W in which she stated that she has returned to competitive tennis and plans on entering the qualifying tournament for the US Open.
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Wimbledon unlikely
Mouth
May 30, 2019
Gibbs (mouth) announced Thursday she underwent successful surgery but is unlikely to be ready for Wimbledon qualifiers due to some post-operation complications.
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Undergoing surgery on mouth
Mouth
May 13, 2019
Gibbs is expected to be out for the next four-to-six weeks after she undergoes surgery Friday for a growth in her mouth that was diagnosed as salivary gland cancer.
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