Nicole Gibbs has cancer, to miss French Open


American tennis player Nicole Gibbs says she will miss the French Open because of surgery for salivary gland cancer.

Gibbs, 26, wrote on Twitter that the procedure is scheduled for Friday and her goal is to return for Wimbledon qualifying in late June.

Gibbs, who was born in Ohio and is based in California, reached the third round at the 2014 US Open and 2017 Australian Open. Her career-best ranking was 68th in 2016. She is currently 116th. She won NCAA singles and team titles at Stanford.

Gibbs tweeted Monday that a growth on the roof of her mouth was discovered at the dentist about a month ago. She says her surgeon is “confident that surgery alone will be sufficient treatment.”


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