CHRISTINA MCHALE NEWS

United States leads Australia 2-0 in Fed Cup

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Christina McHale rewarded a selection gamble when she beat Sam Stosur 3-6, 6-1, 7-5 Saturday to give the United States a 2-0 lead over Australia in their Fed Cup world group tennis playoff. U.S. captain Mary Joe Fernandez made a surprise decision to play McHale ahead of Coco Vandeweghe in the second singles and the move paid off when McHale, ranked 57,...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Keys to open Fed Cup playoff for US against Gavrilova

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) This Fed Cup World Group playoff was always going to be a little bit different, so the quirky draw on an artificial beach in sub-tropical Brisbane set the scene for the first match in three decades between the United States and Australia in this competition. Serena and Venus Williams and Sloane Stephens aren't in this U.S. team, so No. 25-ranked Madison...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Keys returns to US Fed Cup team to face Australia this month

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) Madison Keys is returning to Fed Cup play for the first time in two years, leading the U.S. team that will face host Australia on April 16-17 in the World Group playoffs. In addition to the 22nd-ranked Keys, captain Mary Joe Fernandez's roster, which was announced Wednesday, includes No. 36 CoCo Vandeweghe, No. 57 Christina McHale and doubles player Bethanie...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams beats McHale in 3 sets at Miami Open

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) Serena Williams began her bid for a ninth Key Biscayne title Thursday by beating fellow American Christina McHale 6-3, 5-7, 6-2. Williams, seeded No. 1, earned her 19th consecutive victory in the tournament and hasn't lost since the 2012 quarterfinals. Facing McHale for the first time, Williams converted only five of 17 break-point chances. She let a match...
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March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Beat Down Down Under

The 2016 Australian Open has been surprisingly undramatic for Serena Williams so far, which is not what we’re used to seeing out of her. Last year she was forced to play a third set in 12 of her 27 Grand Slam matches; this year not a single opponent has pushed her that far.Yesterday was supposed to change that. In the semifinals, Serena was matched up with the No. 4 seed, Agnieszka...
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January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

The Latest: Radwanska into 2nd round at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open (all times local): 4:54 p.m. Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska has moved into the second round at Melbourne Park with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Christina McHale of the United States. The fourth-seeded Radwanska started her 2016 season on a roll, winning the Shenzhen Open before pulling out of the Sydney Invitational last week with...
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January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Schmiedlova outlasts McHale to reach Korea Open quarters

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Anna Schmiedlova of Slovakia outlasted Christina McHale 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 in a nearly two-hour match on Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Korea Open. The second-seeded Schmiedlova had eight aces and broke McHale seven times in the match to overcome dropping her own serve five times. The Slovakian, who turned 21 earlier this month, is aiming for...
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September 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Sasnovich knocks out sixth-seeded Dulgheru in Korea Open

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus knocked out sixth-seeded Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania 6-3, 6-2 on Tuesday in the first round of the Korea Open. The 136th-ranked Sasnovich took one hour, nine minutes to dispose of the 54th-ranked Dulgheru, who struggled with her serves early on with five double-faults in the first set. Top-seeded Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania...
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September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Tomljanovic beats Brengle to advance to semis at Japan Open

TOKYO (AP) Ajla Tomljanovic of Croatia rallied to beat Madison Brengle of the United States 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Japan Open. Seventh-seeded Tomljanovic got off to a sluggish start but won the first three games of the second set and first two of the third en route to ousting the third-seeded Brengle. Tomljanovic will face Yanina Wickmayer in...
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September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Date-Krumm beats Doi to reach 2nd round of Japan Open

TOKYO (AP) Four-time champion Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan cruised into the second round of the Japan Open on Monday with a straight-set win over a player 20 years her junior. The 44-year-old Date-Krumm, ranked 160th, beat 83rd-ranked Misaki Doi of Japan 6-4, 6-2. Third-seeded Madison Brengle and No. 6 Christina McHale of the United States advanced in straight sets. Brengle, who made...
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September 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Pavlyuchenkova beats Bencic at Citi Open, faces McHale next

WASHINGTON (AP) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia eliminated third-seeded Belinda Bencic of Switzerland 6-2, 6-4 on Thursday to reach the Citi Open quarterfinals. The 40th-ranked Pavlyuchenkova, the runner-up at the hard-court tuneup for the U.S. Open in 2012, will face Christina McHale of the United States for a semifinal berth. McHale, who is No. 62 in the WTA rankings, advanced...
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August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

McHale beats Cornet to reach 2nd round in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Christina McHale of the United States upset 11th-seeded Alize Cornet of France 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 Monday to reach the second round of the Aegon Classic. The 23-year-old McHale tumbled out of the top 100 in the rankings from a career-high 24th after contracting mononucleosis two years ago but showed excellent movement on the grass against Cornet, who stunned Serena...
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June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Agnieszka Radwanska through to quarters in Nottingham Open

  Former Wimbledon finalist Agnieszka Radwanska dropped only four games against Christina McHale on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the grass-court Nottingham Open, where she will meet another American. The top-seeded Radwanska won 6-3, 6-1 in the second round of the Wimbledon warm-up tournament, and next plays Lauren Davis. Radwanksa has had a poor 2015, and lost in...
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June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Radwanska through to quarters in Nottingham

NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) Former Wimbledon finalist Agnieszka Radwanska dropped just four games against Christina McHale on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the grass-court Nottingham Open, where she will meet another American. The top-seeded Radwanska won 6-3, 6-1 in the second round of the Wimbledon warm-up tournament, and next plays Lauren Davis. Radwanksa has had a...
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June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Madison Keys, Jelena Jankovic escape first round at Strasbourg

  Top-seeded American Madison Keys overcame an inconsistent serve to reach the second round of the Strasbourg International with a 6-4, 6-3 win against countrywoman Christina McHale on Monday. Keys had four aces but also double-faulted twice, dropped her serve twice in the first set and saved all three break points in the second set. The 20-year-old Keys next faces Croatian veteran...
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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Top-seeded Keys, No. 2 Jankovic reach Strasbourg 2nd round

STRASBOURG, France (AP) Top-seeded American Madison Keys overcame an inconsistent serve to reach the second round of the Strasbourg International with a 6-4, 6-3 win against countrywoman Christina McHale on Monday. Keys had four aces but also double-faulted twice, dropped her serve twice in the first set and saved all three break points in the second set. The 20-year-old Keys next...
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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Serena withdraws from Italian Open without explanation

ROME -- Top-ranked Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Italian Open with a right elbow injury before she was scheduled to face Christina McHale in the third round. Williams says the injury first affected her at last week's Madrid Open, where she lost to Petra Kvitova in the semifinals. In her Rome opener on Tuesday, Williams beat 39th-ranked Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-1, 6-3....
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Top-ranked Serena Williams withdraws from Italian Open

ROME (AP) Top-ranked Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Italian Open. Tournament organizers announced Williams' decision without explanation shortly before she was scheduled to face fellow American Christina McHale, a qualifier, in the third round. Williams was scheduled to meet with reporters later. In her opener Tuesday, Williams cruised past 39th-ranked Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova...
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Mladenovic beats top-seeded Muguruza to reach SAR quarters

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic upset top-seeded Garbine Muguruza of Spain 7-6- (4), 7-6 (6) to reach the quarterfinals of the Grand Prix SAR on Wednesday, while second-seeded Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland reached the last eight with a hard-fought 7-6 (3), 6-3 win against Tatjana Maria. With both players dropping serve five times, the 59th-ranked Mladenovic...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Draw for Italy vs. United States Fed Cup World Group Playoff

BRINDISI, Italy (AP) Draw Friday for this weekend's Fed Cup World Group playoff between Italy and the United States on red clay at the Circolo Tennis Brindisi: Saturday(equals) Singles(equals) Camila Giorgi, Italy, vs. Serena Williams, United States Sara Errani, Italy, vs. Lauren Davis, United States Sunday(equals) Singles(equals) Sara Errani, Italy, vs. Serena Williams, United...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Madison Keys beats Vickery in Japan Women's Open

OSAKA, Japan (AP) Second-seeded Madison Keys of the United States advanced to the second round of the Japan Women's Open by beating Sachia Vickery 6-3, 6-3 Monday. Keys converted five of nine break points in the first meeting of the two players. Also, third-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine beat Shelby Rogers of the United States 7-6 (2), 4-6, 6-1 and will next face Japanese wild...
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Italy takes 2-0 lead over US in Fed Cup

Karin Knapp and Camila Giorgi won the opening singles matches to give Italy a 2-0 lead over the United States on Saturday in their Fed Cup quarterfinal. Knapp beat Christina McHale 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 in the first match at Cleveland Public Auditorium, and Giorgi routed Madison Keys 6-2, 6-1 in the second. Since World Group play began in 1995, the United States is 0-10 after falling behind...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Italy take 2-0 lead over US in Fed Cup

Karin Knapp and Camila Giorgi won the opening singles for Italy to lead the United States 2-0 in their Fed Cup first-round tie on Saturday. Knapp beat Christina McHale 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 in the first match at Cleveland Public Auditorium, and Giorgi routed Madison Keys 6-2, 6-1 in the second. The United States has never won from 0-2 down since World Group play began in 1995. McHale...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Viewing Picks for February 8, 2014

All Times Eastern College Basketball Viewing Picks College Gymnastics Women's Arizona State at UCLA -- Pac-12 Networks, 3:30 p.m. College Hockey Men's Ohio State at Michigan State -- Fox College Sports Atlantic, 4 p.m. Michigan at Penn State -- ESPNU, 5 p.m. Maine at Notre Dame -- NBCSN, 8 p.m. College Swimming & Diving Purdue at Indiana -- Big...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

US Fed Cup roster: No Williams, Stephens against Italy

With Serena Williams and Sloane Stephens pulling out because of injuries, the U.S. Fed Cup team will field an inexperienced roster of Madison Keys, Alison Riske, Christina McHale and Lauren Davis against Italy. The first-round matches are Feb. 8-9 at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland. Keys is the highest-ranked member of the U.S. team at 37th. She, Riske and Davis will make their...
Via AP on Fox
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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