Christina McHale of the United States broke Pauline Parmentier's serve four times in a 6-4, 6-1 win in the first round of the Open GDF Suez on Monday.
McHale has a second-round match against No. 3 Marion Bartoli of France.
In other matches, eighth-seeded Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic beat Anabel Medina Garrigues 2-6, 7-5, 6-0. Zakopalova needed 2 hours, 17 minutes...
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January 28, 2013
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By David Kane
It has been a rough couple of months for American upstart Christina McHale.
After a promising 2011 that saw her topple then-No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki, the New Jersey native began 2012 in bright fashion, taking out Petra Kvitova in three grueling sets in Indian Wells and achieved a box set of third round finishes at the majors by Wimbledon...
Ryan Harrison 's Olympic debut ended with a mangled racket Saturday, when he lost to Santiago Giraldo of Colombia 7-5, 6-3.
Harrison's game began to unravel after he lost serve to fall behind 6-5 in the first set. He slammed his racket to the grass in anger after losing the next-to-last game, and when he double-faulted on match point, he broke his racket by again spiking...
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July 28, 2012
Christina McHale of the United States reached the third round at Wimbledon by beating Mathilde Johanddon of France 7-5, 7-5 Thursday.
It's the fourth consecutive Grand Slam tournament where McHale made it this far. Now she'll try to get to the fourth round at a major for the first time.
The 28th-seeded McHale, a 20-year-old from Englewood Cliffs, N.J., struggled a bit to...
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June 28, 2012
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...
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...
The Williams sisters were, of course, the household names, but Christina McHale showed the U.S. tennis brass she's ready to be a star with her stellar Fed Cup performance.
February 06, 2012
Serena Williams and Christina McHale helped to give the U.S. women's tennis team a 2-0 edge over Belarus at the Fed Cup at the DCU Center on Saturday. Following the victories, NESN.com's Ben Barker caught up with the duo to get their take on the action. Both discussed how much of an honor it is to play for Team USA, while also shedding some light on what the team dynamic...
American Christina McHale, 19, has reached at least the second round in her past three Grand Slams.
Christina McHale is picking up in Melbourne right where she left off in the 2011 season.
The 19-year-old McHale has reached the third round at a Grand Slam for the second consecutive time. She also reached the third round at last year’s U.S. Open.
Ranked No. 42 in the world, McHale...
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Christina McHale chooses not to think about being the next American tennis champion. The 19-year-old also tries not to set specific ranking or tournament goals for herself.
But whatever McHale is doing, it seems to be working.
In just her first full year as a professional on the WTA Tour, McHale has a resume most young tennis players dream about. She upset world No. 1 Caroline...