|Full name||Nicola Slater|
|Born||14 August 1984|
Ayr, United Kingdom
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Highest ranking||650 (24 October 2011)|
|Career titles||6 ITF|
|Highest ranking||167 (16 September 2013)|
|Current ranking||521 (16 May 2016)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Last updated on: 16 May 2016.|
Nicola Slater (born 14 August 1984 in Ayr) is a British tennis player.
Ayr is a town situated on the southwest coast of Scotland. It is the administrative centre of the South Ayrshire council area and the historic county town of Ayrshire. With a population of 46,490 in 2015, Ayr is the largest settlement in Ayrshire and the 14th largest settlement in Scotland. The town is continuous with the smaller town of Prestwick to the north.
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Slater has won six doubles titles on the ITF tour in her career. On 24 October 2011, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 650. On 16 September 2013, she peaked at world number 167 in the doubles rankings.
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|Runner-up||1.||8 November 2010||Antalya, Turkey||Hard||6–3, 5–7, [5–10]|
|Winner||1.||16 May 2011||Landisville, United States||Hard||7–5, 6–3|
|Winner||2.||23 May 2011||Sumter, United States||Hard||4–6, 7–5, [10–6]|
|Runner-up||2.||27 February 2012||Antalya, Turkey||Clay||3–6, 6–3, [7–10]|
|Winner||3.||21 May 2012||Sumter, United States||Hard||7–6(7–1), 6–3|
|Runner-up||3.||16 July 2012||Woking, United Kingdom||Hard||2–6, 5–7|
|Winner||4.||22 April 2013||Charlottesville, United States||Clay||6–3, 7–6(7–4)|
|Winner||5.||3 June 2013||Nottingham, United Kingdom||Grass||4–6, 6–3, [10–8]|
|Runner-up||4.||30 June 2014||Denain, France||Clay||6–7(3–7), 6–7(4–7)|
|Winner||6.||20 October 2014||Saguenay, Canada||Hard (i)||6–4, 6–4|
|Runner-up||5.||8 June 2015||Surbiton, United Kingdom||Grass||6–7(6–8), 3–6|
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