Found March 12, 2012 on Fox Sports:
She was almost crying with joy at the end; trying to believe that she had really beaten the reigning Wimbledon champion, Petra Kvitova in front of a large and supportive crowd on the Stadium Court at the BNP Paribas Open. But Christina McHale, the 19-year-old from Englewood Cliffs, N.J., had done just that, battling back from a difficult opening set that Kvitova had dominated with her big left-handed serve, to win 2-6, 6-2, 6-3. There is no doubt that McHale deserved this success but, unfortunately, a lot of results in the last couple of days have been hard to fathom, primarily because there is a stomach virus in the air that has seen many players pull out or play listless tennis. (The officiating fraternity have been hit as well). The local virus does not seem to have been Kvitova's problem. She was on antibiotics when she arrived and has suffered from asthma in the past. But the Czech refused to use that as an excuse despite the fact that she seemed to be short of breath in...

McHale Upsets Kvitova as Nadal, Federer Run Through Opponents at Indian Wells

Christina McHale American teen Christina McHale ousted reigning Wimbledon champion and No. 3 seed, Czech Petra Kvitova 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 on Sunday to move into the round of 16 of the BNP Paribas Open. “She started off really well, serving really well,” noted McHale. “I couldn’t get a read on her serve in the first set, and I wasn’t moving very well, either. “And then I just...

Persistence pays off for McHale

Then world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki. Current No. 1 Victoria Azarenka. Svetlana Kuznetsova. Marion Bartoli. Petra Kvitova knows exactly what they were thinking when they went down to the unassuming Christina McHale (something close to "What the hell???"). The Wimbledon champ was ousted from Indian Wells by the American 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the third round. It's hard...

Nadal, Federer, McHale each win at Indian Wells

American teenager Christina McHale stunned Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova with a 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 victory in the night session of the PNB Paribas Open, which has seen several withdrawals because of illness. Gael Monfils of France, Jurgen Melzer of Austria and American Vania King each battled an intestinal virus that has sidelined at least a half-dozen players. Melzer did play his...
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