Nicole Melichar

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Nicole Melichar
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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 27)
Brno, Czech Republic
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,561,356
Singles
Career record140–133 (51.3%)
Career titles0 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 400 (September 24, 2012)
Current rankingNo. 840 (February 22, 2021)
Doubles
Career record276–244 (53.1%)
Career titles10 WTA
Highest rankingNo. 11 (October 12, 2020)
Current rankingNo. 11 (February 22, 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: February 26, 2021.

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

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 timelines[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# 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; (P#) preliminary 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.

Doubles[edit]

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 0 / 5 9–5
Wimbledon 1R 1R 1R F QF NH 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 8–3 4–1 0 / 20 31–20
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 NH 1R 0 / 6 0–6
Madrid Open A A A 2R 2R NH 0 / 2 1–2
Italian Open A A A 1R 2R 2R 0 / 3 0–3
Canadian Open A 1R QF SF QF NH 0 / 4 6–4
Cincinnati Open A 1R A 2R 2R F 0 / 4 6–4
Wuhan Open 2R A 2R QF QF NH 0 / 4 5–4
China Open A A 1R QF QF NH 0 / 3 4–3
Career statistics
Year-end ranking 69 88 39 15 20 11


Mixed doubles[edit]

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 0 / 2 5–2
Wimbledon A A 1R QF W QF NH 1 / 4 9–3
US Open 1R A A 1R QF 2R NH 0 / 4 3–4
Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 0–1 3–2 8–3 9–4 1–1 1–0 1 / 14 22–12

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 finals[edit]

Doubles: 2 (2 runner-ups)[edit]

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

Mixed doubles: 1 (title)[edit]

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

WTA career finals[edit]

Doubles: 20 (10 titles, 10 runner-ups)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–2)
Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 / WTA 1000 (0–1)
Premier / WTA 500 (6–2)
International / WTA 250 (4–5)
Finals by surface
Hard (6–4)
Clay (4–4)
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 Croatia Darija Jurak China Xu Yifan
China Zheng Saisai
2–6, 6–3, [8–10]
Loss 0–2 Mar 2017 Malaysian Open International Hard Japan Makoto Ninomiya Australia Ashleigh Barty
Australia Casey Dellacqua
6–7(5–7), 3–6
Loss 0–3 Apr 2017 Istanbul Cup, Turkey International Clay Belgium Elise Mertens Slovenia Dalila Jakupovic
Ukraine Nadiia Kichenok
6–7(6–8), 2–6
Win 1–3 May 2017 Nuremberg Cup, Germany International Clay United Kingdom Anna Smith Belgium Kirsten Flipkens
Sweden Johanna Larsson
3–6, 6–3, [11–9]
Loss 1–4 Oct 2017 Kremlin Cup, Russia Premier Hard (i) United Kingdom Anna Smith Hungary Timea Babos
Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková
2–6, 6–3, [3–10]
Loss 1–5 Apr 2018 Stuttgart Open, Germany Premier Clay (i) Czech Republic Květa Peschke United States Raquel Atawo
Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
4–6, 7–6(7–5), [5–10]
Win 2–5 May 2018 Prague Open, Czech Republic International Clay Czech Republic Květa Peschke Romania Mihaela Buzărnescu
Belarus Lidziya Marozava
6–4, 6–2
Loss 2–6 Jul 2018 Wimbledon, United Kingdom Grand Slam Grass Czech Republic Květa Peschke Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková
Czech Republic Kateřina Siniaková
4–6, 6–4, 0–6
Win 3–6 Oct 2018 Tianjin Open, China International Hard Czech Republic Květa Peschke Australia Monique Adamczak
Australia Jessica Moore
6–4, 6–2
Win 4–6 Jan 2019 Brisbane International, Australia Premier Hard Czech Republic Květa Peschke Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching
Chinese Taipei Latisha Chan
6–1, 6–1
Loss 4–7 May 2019 Prague Open, Czech Republic International Clay Czech Republic Květa Peschke Russia Anna Kalinskaya
Slovakia Viktória Kužmová
6–4, 5–7, [7–10]
Loss 4–8 May 2019 Nuremberg Cup, Germany International Clay Canada Sharon Fichman Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
China Xu Yifan
6–4, 6–7(5–7), [5–10]
Win 5–8 Aug 2019 Silicon Valley Classic, U.S. Premier Hard Czech Republic Květa Peschke Japan Shuko Aoyama
Japan Ena Shibahara
6–4, 6–4
Win 6–8 Sep 2019 Zhengzhou Open, China Premier Hard Czech Republic Květa Peschke Belgium Yanina Wickmayer
Slovenia Tamara Zidanšek
6–1, 7–6(7–2)
Win 7–8 Jan 2020 Adelaide International, Australia Premier Hard China Xu Yifan Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
Croatia Darija Jurak
2–6, 7–5, [10–5]
Loss 7–9 Aug 2020 Cincinnati Open, United States Premier 5 Hard China Xu Yifan Czech Republic Květa Peschke
Netherlands Demi Schuurs
1–6, 6–4, [4–10]
Loss 7–10 Sep 2020 US Open Grand Slam Hard China Xu Yifan Germany Laura Siegemund
Russia Vera Zvonareva
4–6, 4–6
Win 8–10 Sep 2020 Internationaux de Strasbourg, France International Clay Netherlands Demi Schuurs United States Hayley Carter
Brazil Luisa Stefani
6–4, 6–3
Win 9–10 Mar 2021 Qatar Total Open WTA 500 Hard Netherlands Demi Schuurs Romania Monica Niculescu
Latvia Jeļena Ostapenko
6–2, 2–6, [10–8]
Win 10–10 Apr 2021 Charleston Open, United States WTA 500 Clay (green) Netherlands Demi Schuurs Czech Republic Marie Bouzková
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
6–2, 6–4

WTA 125K series finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (title)[edit]

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

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

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 United States Elizabeth Ferris 2–6, 1–6
Win 1–1 Apr 2012 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Hard Turkey Hülya Esen 6–4, 6–3
Win 2–1 Apr 2012 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Hard Russia Angelina Gabueva 5–7, 6–4, 6–1
Loss 2–2 Nov 2014 ITF Sousse, Tunisia 10,000 Hard Bulgaria 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 United States Alexandra Leatu United States Alexandra Mueller
United States Ashley Weinhold
1–6, 3–6
Loss 0–2 Nov 2011 ITF Monastir, Tunisia 10,000 Hard Ukraine Anastasia Kharchenko Bosnia and Herzegovina Anita Husarić
Bulgaria Viktoriya Tomova
3–6, 7–5, [5–10]
Win 1–2 Mar 2012 ITF Metepec, Mexico 25,000 Hard United States Elizabeth Ferris Brazil Liz Tatiane Koehler Bogarin
United States Brianna Morgan
6–3, 6–1
Loss 1–3 Apr 2012 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Hard United States Lauren Megale Germany Nicola Geuer
Austria Janina Toljan
2–6, 2–6
Loss 1–4 Apr 2012 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Hard Russia Angelina Gabueva Japan Yuka Mori
Japan Kaori Onishi
2–6, 4–6
Win 2–4 Mar 2013 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Clay Italy Gioia Barbieri Hungary Ágnes Bukta
Slovakia Vivian Juhászová
7–6(7–2), 6–4
Win 3–4 Mar 2013 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Clay United States Anamika Bhargava Ukraine Alona Fomina
Georgia (country) Sofia Shapatava
6–7(7–9), 6–3, [10–7]
Loss 3–5 Mar 2013 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Hard United States Anamika Bhargava Georgia (country) Oksana Kalashnikova
Kyrgyzstan Ksenia Palkina
1–6, 3–6
Loss 3–6 May 2013 ITF Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt 10,000 Hard Ukraine Anastasia Kharchenko Ukraine Veronika Stotyka
Ukraine Vladyslava Zanosiyenko
3–6, 4–6
Win 4–6 Jul 2013 ITF Portland, U.S. 50,000 Hard United States Irina Falconi United States Sanaz Marand
United States Ashley Weinhold
4–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Win 5–6 Jan 2014 ITF Daytona Beach, U.S. 25,000 Clay Serbia Teodora Mirčić United States Asia Muhammad
United States Allie Will
6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–1), [10–1]
Loss 5–7 Sep 2014 ITF Albuquerque, U.S. 75,000 Hard United States Allie Will United States Jan Abaza
United States Melanie Oudin
2–6, 3–6
Loss 5–8 May 2015 ITF Saint-Gaudens, France 50,000 Clay Brazil Beatriz Haddad Maia Colombia Mariana Duque
Israel Julia Glushko
6–1, 6–7(5–7), [4–10]
Loss 5–9 Jun 2015 ITF Marseille, France 100,000 Clay Ukraine Maryna Zanevska Argentina Tatiana Búa
France Laura Thorpe
3–6, 6–3, [6–10]
Win 6–9 May 2016 ITF Marseille, France 100,000 Clay Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei Slovakia Jana Čepelová
Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino
1–6, 6–3, [10–3]
Loss 6–10 Jul 2016 ITF Contrexéville, France 100,000 Clay Czech Republic Renata Voráčová Netherlands Cindy Burger
Spain Laura Pous Tió
1–6, 3–6
Win 7–10 Feb 2017 ITF Launceston, Australia 60,000 Hard Australia Monique Adamczak Italy Georgia Brescia
Slovenia Tamara Zidanšek
6–1, 6–2

World TeamTennis[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  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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