Christina McHale advanced to the semifinals of the Bell Challenge, rallying to beat Polona Hercog of Slovenia 1-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3 on Friday night.
The American will face Marina Erakovic of New Zealand on Saturday with a chance to reach the finals. Erakovic beat Ajla Tomljanovic of Croatia 2-6, 6-1, 7-5.
Canadian teenager Eugenie Bouchard also advanced to the semis by beating Kristina...
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September 14, 2013
(August 29, 2013) FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – Since last summer Christina McHale has battled a stomach virus and a bout with mononucleosis which pushed her off the tour and made her ranking slip to as low as 114 in the world. On Thursday, after gutting out a win over the Ukraine’s Elina […]
Defending champion Magdalena Rybarikova rallied past Christina McHale for a 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 victory in the first round of the Citi Open on Monday.
Playing with a wrap on her left thigh because of a lower back injury, the seventh-seeded Rybarikova twice lost serve in the opening set. The 43rd-ranked Slovak rebounded as McHale also struggled on her serve.
''Her game went down...
Sloane Stephens wasn't about to let the tennis match get in the way of her plans for the evening.
Stephens took only 62 minutes to brush aside fellow American Jamie Hampton 6-3, 6-3 in the opening round at Wimbledon on Monday, then renewed one of her favorite traditions - a trip to a nearby Indian restaurant for dinner.
''We need to speed this up,'' Stephens...
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June 24, 2013
Yulia Putintseva shines in Melbourne
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...
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...
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
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...