Nicole Gibbs to miss French Open after salivary gland cancer diagnosis | Tennis News |

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Nicole Gibbs to miss French Open after salivary gland cancer diagnosis | Tennis News |

Nicole Gibbs to miss French Open after salivary gland cancer diagnosis | Tennis News |

Nicole Gibbs reached a career-high world No 68 in July 2016

American tennis player Nicole Gibbs will miss the French Open after being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer by her dentist.

The 26-year-old said she was made aware of a growth on the roof of her mouth during a routine visit last month, with the examination revealing she has salivary gland cancer.

Gibbs, who is ranked world No 116, will undergo surgery on Friday and has targeted a return to competitive action for Wimbledon qualifying, which begins on June 24.

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