By Steve Fogleman
(February 8, 2014) CLEVELAND – Team Italy blanked the USA on Saturday in Cleveland, Ohio, to take a 2-0 lead in Fed Cup first round action.
Christina McHale played a horrendous first set, ceding second serves to Karin Knapp. Knapp’s powerful backhand threatened to make the match a runaway for the Italian. McHale settled down in the second and broke twice to...
(February 5, 2014) The USA will face Italy for the fourth time in the last six years when both teams meet again in Cleveland this weekend in Fed Cup quarterfinal play.
Neither team will have its “A” team so youth will be served, especially for Team USA. Fed Cup Captain Mary Joe Fernandez named the team last month – Madison Keys (18), Alison Riske (23), Christina McHale (21...
(January 29, 2014) U.S. Fed Cup Captain Mary Joe Fernandez announced that up Madison Keys, Alison Riske, Christina McHale and Cleveland native Lauren Davis will represent the United States in the 2014 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas First Round tie against reigning Fed Cup champion Italy. The best-of-five match series will be played at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Feb. 8-9. Keys, Riske...
(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
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
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...