Christina McHale defeats Katerina Siniakova, wins first singles title

Christina McHale won her first career WTA singles title after she defeated Katerina Siniakova, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 at the Japan Open. McHale was forced to rally after dropping the first set of the match. Siniakova appeared to have the upper hand in the second set and held a 4-2 lead. The American rattled off wins in eight straight games though to regain control in the set. “I don...
Via Excelle Sports
September 18, 2016

McHale rallies to beat Siniakova for 1st WTA singles title

TOKYO (AP) Christina McHale of the United States rallied to beat Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 on Sunday to win the Japan Open and claim her first WTA singles title. Seventh-seeded McHale broke her opponent seven times including in the final game to secure the win at Ariake Colloseum. Siniakova, also bidding for her first singles title, got off to a promising...
Via Associated Press
September 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Siniakova to face McHale in final of Japan Open

TOKYO (AP) Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic overpowered China's Zhang Shuai 6-3, 6-0 on Saturday to reach the final of the Japan Open. Bidding for her first WTA singles title, Siniakova converted all seven of her break point opportunities to dispatch sixth-seed Zhang. Siniakova will face seventh-seeded Christina McHale of the United States in Sunday's final at Ariake Colosseum...
Via Associated Press
September 17, 2016  |  Discuss

After a set off Serena Williams, Christina McHale aims for U.S. Open success

NEW YORK — Since Christina McHale won a first-set tiebreaker against her idol Serena Williams at Wimbledon last month, she’s played three tournaments and World Team Tennis to prepare for the U.S. Open. Before considering a rematch, McHale needs to defeat first-round opponent Mona Barthel of Germany on Monday. McHale hasn’t advanced past the third round of a Grand Slam, but...
Via The Denver Post
August 29, 2016

Gibbs on tennis: Christina McHale is ready for the spotlight

Christina McHale has been getting a lot of attention lately. The 24-year old American has been in The Players’ Tribune and was a force for the New York Empire, one of the six World Team Tennis teams. She also received a standing ovation on the Wimbledon Centre Court. Perhaps surprisingly, none of this attention has been due to a WTA title, a deep run in a Slam, nor a huge climb...
Via Excelle Sports
August 26, 2016

Wimbledon: N.J.'s Christina McHale pushes Serena Williams to limit

McHale as born in Teaneck and calls Englewood Cliffs home. Watch video LONDON (AP) - Serena Williams rebounded after losing the first set and went on to reach the third round at Wimbledon by beating Christina McHale 6-7 (7), 6-2, 6-4. The 24-year-old McHale was born in Teaneck and calls Englewood Cliffs home. McHale is ranked...
July 01, 2016

Serena Williams beats McHale in 3 sets at Miami Open

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) Serena Williams began her bid for a ninth Key Biscayne title Thursday by beating fellow American Christina McHale 6-3, 5-7, 6-2. Williams, seeded No. 1, earned her 19th consecutive victory in the tournament and hasn't lost since the 2012 quarterfinals. Facing McHale for the first time, Williams converted only five of 17 break-point chances. She let a match...
Via Associated Press
March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Schmiedlova outlasts McHale to reach Korea Open quarters

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Anna Schmiedlova of Slovakia outlasted Christina McHale 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 in a nearly two-hour match on Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Korea Open. The second-seeded Schmiedlova had eight aces and broke McHale seven times in the match to overcome dropping her own serve five times. The Slovakian, who turned 21 earlier this month, is aiming for...
Via Associated Press
September 23, 2015  |  Discuss

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