US Hopes Youth Will Triumph When They Face Italy in Fed Cup this Weekend

(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...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

US Names Keys, Riske McHale and Davis to Fed Cup Team

(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...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Christina McHale Finds New Confidence with win over Elina Svitolina

    (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 […]
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August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Rybarikova rallies past McHale at Citi Open

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...
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July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Stephens, McHale only US women to win at Wimbledon

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  |  Discuss

American McHale Runs Into The Putintseva Show

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...
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January 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Harrison, McHale lose in first round

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  |  Discuss

Seeded McHale of US reaches 3rd round at 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  |  Discuss

Rising American Christina McHale Charges On

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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January 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Christina McHale Ready to Continue Ascent in 2012

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...
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November 30, 2011  |  Discuss

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