Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Rankings mover of the week: Nicole Gibbs (down)

Nicole Gibbs, serving in last year's BNP Paribas Open,
plunged 25 places to No. 119 after losing in the first
round at Indian Wells this year. Photo by Paul Bauman
   Nicole Gibbs, unable to duplicate her success last spring, continued to tumble in the world rankings.
   The former Stanford star (2011-13), who climbed to a career-high No. 68 last July, plunged 25 more places to No. 119 this week after losing in the first round at Indian Wells to Heather Watson of Great Britain. Gibbs is 0-3 since reaching the third round of the Australian Open in January.
   Gibbs advanced to the fourth round at Indian Wells as a qualifier last year, upsetting Madison Keys in the second round and losing to two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 6-4 in the third set.
WORLD RANKINGS
   Players with Northern California ties ranked in the top 1,000 in the world (change from previous week in parentheses):
Men's singles
   No. 27 (-1) -- Sam Querrey, 29-year-old San Francisco native.
   No. 176 (-3) -- Dennis Novikov, 23-year-old resident of Milpitas in San Francisco Bay Area.
   No. 245 (career high, +12) -- Mackenzie McDonald, 21-year-old product of Piedmont in San Francisco Bay Area.
   No. 649 (-95) -- Dmitry Tursunov, 34-year-old resident of Folsom in Sacramento area, 
   No. 707 (+9) -- Ryan Haviland, 36-year-old former Stanford All-American.
   No. 763 (no change) -- Bradley Klahn, 26-year-old former NCAA singles champion from Stanford.
   No. 823 (-23) -- John Lamble, 24-year-old Saratoga resident and former Santa Clara star. 
   No. 814 (+4) -- Collin Altamirano, 21-year-old Sacramento native and resident.
   No. 876 (-13) -- Connor Farren, 22-year-old product former USC standout from Hillsborough in San Francisco Bay Area.
Men's doubles
   No. 4 (-1) -- Bob Bryan, 38-year-old former NCAA singles and doubles champion from Stanford..
   No. 4 (-1) -- Mike Bryan, 38-year-old former NCAA doubles champion from Stanford.
   No. 61 (-3) -- Scott Lipsky, 35-year-old former Stanford All-American.
   No. 65 (+14) -- Sam Querrey, 29-year-old San Francisco native.
   No. 143 (+5) -- Dennis Novikov, 23-year-old resident of Milpitas in San Francisco Bay Area.
   No. 247 (career high, +5) -- Mackenzie McDonald, 21-year-old product of Piedmont in San Francisco Bay Area.
   No. 389 (+1) -- John Paul Fruttero, 35-year-old former Cal All-American.
   No. 620 (-86) -- John Lamble, 24-year-old Saratoga resident and former Santa Clara star
   No. 614 (no change) -- Bradley Klahn, 26-year-old former NCAA singles champion from Stanford.
Women's singles
   No. 55 (career high, no change) -- CiCi Bellis, 17-year-old product of Atherton in San Francisco Bay Area.
   No. 69 (+1) -- Sloane Stephens, 23-year-old Fresno product. 
   No. 119 (-25) -- Nicole Gibbs, 23-year-old former NCAA singles and doubles champion from Stanford..
   No. 203 (+10) -- Kristie Ahn, 24-year-old former Stanford All-American.
   No. 373 (-2) -- Maria Sanchez, 27-year-old Modesto product.
   No. 527 (no change) -- Carol Zhao, 21-year-old former Stanford star.
   No. 725 (-7) -- Michaela Gordon, 17-year-old resident of Saratoga in San Francisco Bay Area
Women's doubles
   No. 21 (no change) -- Raquel Atawo (formerly Kops-Jones), 34-year-old San Jose resident and 2003 NCAA doubles champion from Cal.
   No. 61 (-1) -- Maria Sanchez, 27-year-old Modesto product.
   No. 159 (-4) -- Nicole Gibbs, 23-year-old former NCAA singles and doubles champion from Stanford.
   No. 330 (+31) -- Kristie Ahn, 24-year-old former Stanford All-American.
   No. 390 (+3) -- Carol Zhao, 21-year-old former Stanford star.   
   No. 511 (-3) -- CiCi Bellis, 17-year-old product of Atherton in San Francisco Bay Area.
   No. 601 (-3) -- Maegan Manasse, 21-year-old Cal senior.
   No. 613 (+113) -- Michaela Gordon, 17-year-old resident of Saratoga in San Francisco Bay Area. 
   No. 711 (-12) -- Felicity Maltby, 19-year-old Sunnyvale resident.
   No. 733 (-11) -- Alexandra Facey, 24-year-old product of Cameron Park in Sacramento area. 
   No. 733 (-11) -- Kat Facey, 24-year-old product of Cameron Park in Sacramento area.
   No. 886 (-5) -- Sloane Stephens, 23-year-old Fresno product.  

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