The US has taken a 2-0 lead on day one of the Fed Cup World Group Playoff against Ukraine on Saturday. Christina McHale, who captured her third consecutive Fed Cup singles win lead off the day beating Lesia Tsurenko, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3.
“I started off well in the first set and then she started to pick up her game in the second,” McHale said. “In the third set I don’t think there was a turning point. It was pretty close going back and forth. I managed to hold my serve at 5-3, and I think I played a good game to close it out.”
“She came out really strong in the third,” said US Fed Cup Captain Mary Joe Fernandez. “I discussed with her about focusing on the right things to make a good place for herself out there. When she does that, she’s really active with her footwork and becomes much more aggressive. She was able to do that right away and finish really strong. I was really pleased and proud of the way she closed out the third set.”
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