Christina McHale

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Christina McHale
McHale WM19 (31) (48521787956).jpg
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceEnglewood Cliffs, New Jersey, United States
Born (1992-05-11) May 11, 1992 (age 28)[1]
Teaneck, New Jersey, United States[1]
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)[2]
Turned proApril 2010
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachJorge Todero
Prize money$4,187,527
Singles
Career record355–299 (54.3%)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 24 (20 August 2012)
Current rankingNo. 75 (31 August 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2012)
French Open3R (2012)
Wimbledon3R (2012)
US Open3R (2011, 2013)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games1R (2012)
Doubles
Career record95–110 (46.3%)
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 35 (9 January 2017)
Current rankingNo. 143 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2020)
French Open2R (2012)
Wimbledon3R (2011, 2016, 2018)
US Open3R (2018)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US OpenSF (2018)
Team competitions
Fed Cup5–5 (50.0%)
Last updated on: 23 April 2020.

Christina Marietta McHale (born May 11, 1992)[1] is an American tennis player. Her highest-ever WTA rankings are No. 24 in singles and No. 35 in doubles.

Known for an aggressive baseline game,[3] McHale has been recognized by The New York Times for her "booming" groundstrokes and fast footwork.[4] She has reached the third round of all four Grand Slam tournaments, and has represented the United States in Fed Cup and Olympic competitions. In September 2016, McHale won her first WTA title at the Japan Open.

Early life[edit]

Christina is the daughter of John and Margarita McHale. Her father John is an Irish American, while her mother Margarita was born in Cuba. She resided at 56 Locust Avenue in Dumont, New Jersey until she was three years old. Her family lived in Hong Kong from the time she was three until she was eight, and she speaks a degree of Mandarin Chinese, along with fluent Spanish. In 2000, the McHale family returned to the United States and bought a home for $720,000 in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. In June 2006, she graduated from Upper School of the Englewood Cliffs Public Schools as the eighth-grade valedictorian.[5]

For her freshman year of high school, she attended the Academy of Law and Public Safety within Dwight Morrow High School. At the age of 15, she left home to train at the USTA Training Center headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida. She was homeschooled through Kaplan Online High School since age 15. Her sister Lauren played collegiate tennis at UNC-Chapel Hill and is married to ATP Tour player Ryan Harrison.

Career[edit]

McHale began professional training at the USTA Training Center in Carson, California.[6]

2009[edit]

McHale was granted a wildcard into the main draw of the Australian Open where she lost a three-set match in the first round to Jessica Moore.[7]

In March, McHale played at a 25k tournament in Redding, California, where she was defeated in the first round by seventh seed Kimiko Date-Krumm. Playing in Miami at the Sony Ericsson Open, McHale lost in the first round of qualifying to Anastasiya Yakimova.

Competing at a 25k tournament in Szczecin, Poland, McHale advanced to the semifinal round where she was defeated by Stephanie Gehrlein. Seeded fourth at a 10k tournament in Alkmaar, McHale lost in her quarterfinal match to qualifier Laura Pous Tió. Coming through qualifying at the Vancouver Open, McHale was defeated in the first round by Olga Puchkova. Playing in Connecticut at the Pilot Pen tournament, McHale lost in the first round of qualifying to Yanina Wickmayer. Entering as a wildcard at the US Open, McHale won her first Grand Slam match by beating Polona Hercog in the first round.[8] She was defeated in the second round by 29th seed, former world No. 1, and 2006 champion, Maria Sharapova.[9]

In Canada at the Challenger de Saguenay, McHale lost in the second round to Anastasia Pivovarova. At the USTA Tennis Classic of Troy in Alabama, McHale reached the final where she was defeated by qualifier and compatriot Alison Riske.[10] Playing in Kansas City at the Pro Tennis Classic, she lost in the second round to second seed and compatriot Varvara Lepchenko. At the Goldwater Classic in Phoenix, McHale was defeated in the first round by Alison Riske. At her final tournament of the season, the Tevlin Challenger in Toronto, she lost in the second round to Alexandra Stevenson.

McHale ended the year ranked 218.

2010[edit]

McHale during qualifying at the 2010 Bank of the West Classic

McHale started season by playing at a 25k tournament in Plantation, Florida. Seeded seventh, she lost her quarterfinal match to top seed Maret Ani. At the 25k tournament in Lutz, Florida, McHale reached the quarterfinal round where she was defeated by qualifier Florencia Molinero.

Representing the USA in the Fed Cup tie versus France, McHale only played one rubber; she lost to Pauline Parmentier. The U.S. team ended up winning the tie over France 4-1.[11] Playing a 25k tournament in Surprise, Arizona, McHale made it to the semifinals where she was defeated by Abigail Spears. As a wildcard at the BNP Paribas Open, McHale lost in the first round to compatriot Vania King.[12] In Miami at the Sony Ericsson Open, she was defeated in the first round of qualifying by Katie O'Brien.

Coming through qualifying at the Family Circle Cup, McHale lost in the third round to 13th seed and compatriot Melanie Oudin.[13] At the French Open, she was defeated in the first round by Varvara Lepchenko.[14]

Playing in Rome at the Italian Open, McHale reached the quarterfinals where she lost to second seed Maria Elena Camerin. Seeded seventh at the Smart Card Open, McHale lost in her quarterfinal match to second seed and eventual champion Patricia Mayr-Achleitner. Seeded fourth at the Grapevine Classic, McHale was defeated in the first round by Julia Glushko.

Getting past the qualifying rounds at the Bank of the West Classic, she advanced to the second round where she lost to top seed Sam Stosur.[15] Competing at the Vancouver Open, McHale reached the semifinals where she was defeated by sixth seed Virginie Razzano. Receiving a wildcard to play at the Western & Southern Open, McHale won her first-round match when her opponent, 15th seed Nadia Petrova, retired due to heat illness.[16] McHale lost in the third round to fourth seed and eventual champion Kim Clijsters.[17] In Connecticut at the Pilot Pen Tennis, she was defeated in the first round of qualifying by Simona Halep.[18] At the US Open, McHale lost in the first round to Vania King.[19]

At the Challenge Bell in Quebec City, McHale reached the semifinals where she was defeated by qualifier and eventual champion Tamira Paszek.[20] Getting through qualifying at the Pan Pacific Open, she lost in the first round to Flavia Pennetta. Seeded sixth at the 100k tournament in Tokyo, McHale was defeated in the first round by Laura Robson. Entering the HP Open as a qualifier, she lost her first-round match to seventh seed Iveta Benešová.[21] Seeded second at the 50k tournament in Toronto, she was defeated in the first round by Gabriela Dabrowski. Seeded eighth at the 75k tournament in Phoenix, McHale lost in the quarterfinal round to Irina Falconi.

She ended the year ranked 115.

2011[edit]

McHale in 2011

McHale began the season at the Brisbane International. After losing in the final round of qualifying to Lucie Hradecká, she entered the main draw as a lucky loser and was defeated in the first round by Roberta Vinci.[citation needed] In Sydney at the Medibank International, McHale lost in the first round of qualifying to Karolina Šprem. At the Australian Open, she was defeated in the first round by Carla Suárez Navarro.[22]

At the Dow Corning Classic, McHale lost in the first round to Anastasia Pivovarova.[23] Playing in Memphis at the Cellular South Cup, she was defeated in the first round by seventh seed Renata Voráčová.[24] In Mexico at the Monterrey Open, McHale lost in the second round of qualifying to Jamie Hampton. Playing in Indian Wells at the BNP Paribas Open, McHale upset 11th seed Svetlana Kuznetsova in the second round. She was defeated in the third round by Nadia Petrova.[25] At the Sony Ericsson Open, McHale lost in the final round of qualifying to Jelena Dokić.[26] Seeded fourth at the 25k tournament in Pelham, Alabama, McHale reached the quarterfinal round where she was defeated by Caroline Garcia.

McHale started her preparation for the French Open at the Family Circle Cup. She advanced to the quarterfinals with victories over qualifier Heather Watson, eighth seed Alisa Kleybanova, and tenth seed Daniela Hantuchová. She lost in her quarterfinal match to third seed and 2007 champion Jelena Janković.[27] During the Fed Cup tie against Germany, McHale lost both of her rubbers to Andrea Petkovic and Sabine Lisicki. Germany ended up winning the tie over the USA 5-0.[28] Getting past qualifying at the Italian Open, McHale was defeated in the second round by second seed Francesca Schiavone.[29] At the Internationaux de Strasbourg, McHale lost in the final round of qualifying to Ahsha Rolle; however, she still entered the main draw as a lucky loser, and was defeated in the first round by qualifier Mirjana Lučić.[30] At the French Open, she lost in a first-round thriller to Sara Errani.[31]

Coming through qualifying at the Torneo Internazionale Antico Tiro a Volo, McHale won the tournament beating Ekaterina Ivanova in the final.

At her first event of the grass-court season, the Aegon Classic, she was defeated in the second round by seventh seed Sara Errani. In Eastbourne at the Aegon International, McHale fell in the second round of qualifying to Anabel Medina Garrigues. At the Wimbledon Championships, she won her second Grand Slam match by defeating 28th seed Ekaterina Makarova in the first round.[32] She lost in the second round to Tamira Paszek.[33]

Starting her preparation for the US Open at the Bank of the West Classic, McHale was defeated in the second round by eighth seed Dominika Cibulková.[34] At the Mercury Insurance Open, she reached the quarterfinals where she lost to third seed and eventual champion Agnieszka Radwańska.[35] Playing in Cincinnati at the Western & Southern Open, McHale stunned top seed Caroline Wozniacki in her second-round match.[36] She was defeated in the third round by Nadia Petrova.[37] At the New Haven Open at Yale, McHale upset sixth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova in the first round.[38] She then lost in her quarterfinal match to top seed and three-time champion Caroline Wozniacki.[39] Competing in New York at the US Open, McHale beat eighth seed Marion Bartoli in the second round.[40] She was defeated in the third round by 25th seed Maria Kirilenko.[41]

In Tokyo at the Pan Pacific Open, McHale lost in the second round to tenth seed Peng Shuai.[42] Sliding past qualifying at the China Open, she was defeated in the second round by eighth seed Marion Bartoli.[43] McHale competed in her final tournament of the season at the HP Open. Seeded eighth, she lost in the first round to defending champion Tamarine Tanasugarn.[44]

McHale ended the year ranked 42.

2012[edit]

McHale kicked off her 2012 season at the ASB Classic in Auckland. She lost in the second round to third seed Svetlana Kuznetsova.[45] At the Australian Open, McHale upset 24th seed Lucie Šafářová in the first round.[46] She won her second-round match against Marina Erakovic,[47] before being defeated by 13th seed Jelena Janković.[48]

In February, McHale played in the Fed Cup tie against Belarus. She won both of her matches over Anastasiya Yakimova and Darya Kustova. In the end, the USA defeated Belarus 5–0.[49] At the Open GdF Suez, McHale reached the second round where she lost to Yanina Wickmayer.[50] Playing in Qatar at the Qatar Total Open, McHale reached the quarterfinal where she was defeated by fourth seed Agnieszka Radwańska.[51] Seeded thirty-second at the BNP Paribas Open, McHale got a bye to the second round. She won her second-round match over Elena Vesnina.[52] In the third round, she stunned third seed Petra Kvitová.[53] McHale's run came to an end when she lost in the fourth round to 18th seed Angelique Kerber.[54] McHale wrapped up March by playing at the Sony Ericsson Open. She was defeated in the second round by 29th seed Petra Cetkovská.[55]

McHale started her clay-court season in Charleston at the Family Circle Cup. Seeded 11th, she lost in the first round to Aleksandra Wozniak.[56] She was then selected for the Fed Cup World Group Tie in Kharkiv, Ukraine. McHale won both of her rubbers over Lesia Tsurenko and Elina Svitolina.[57][58] The USA went on to defeat Ukraine 5–0.[59] At the Madrid Open, McHale was defeated in the second round by fifth seed Sam Stosur.[60] In Rome at the Italian Open, McHale lost in the second round to second seed, defending champion, and eventual champion Maria Sharapova.[61] At the Brussels Open, she was defeated in the first round by fourth seed Dominika Cibulková.[62] Competing at the French Open, McHale won her first two rounds over qualifiers Kiki Bertens and Lauren Davis, the lost in the third round to seventh seed and defending champion Li Na.[63]

Seeded seventh at the Aegon Classic, her first grass-court tournament of the year, McHale was defeated in the second round by Elena Vesnina.[64] In Eastbourne at the Aegon International, McHale upset third seed Caroline Wozniacki in the first round.[65] She lost in the second round to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.[66] Seeded twenty-eighth at the Wimbledon Championships, McHale was defeated in the third round by eighth seed Angelique Kerber.[67]

Seeded fifth at the Mercury Insurance Open, McHale reached the quarterfinal where she lost to top seed Marion Bartoli.[68] Representing the USA at the Summer Olympics, McHale was defeated in the first round by 11th seed Ana Ivanovic.[69]

In Montreal at the Rogers Cup, McHale lost in her third-round match to Canadian wildcard Aleksandra Wozniak.[70] At the Western & Southern Open, McHale retired from her first-round match against Chanelle Scheepers due to gastrointestinal illness.[71] Seeded 21st at the US Open, she lost in the first round to Kiki Bertens.[72]

In Beijing at the China Open, McHale was defeated in the first round by 11th seed Ana Ivanovic.[73] McHale played her final tournament of the season at the HP Open. Seeded third, she lost in the first round to eventual finalist Chang Kai-chen.[74]

McHale ended the year ranked 33.

2013[edit]

McHale started her 2013 season at the ASB Classic. Seeded seventh, she lost in the opening round to Pauline Parmentier.[75] At the Apia International Sydney, McHale was defeated in the first round by fourth seed Li Na.[76] McHale's slump continued at the Australian Open where she fell in the first round to Yulia Putintseva.[77]

In Paris at the Open GDF Suez, McHale recorded her first win of the year by defeating French wildcard Pauline Parmentier in the first round.[78] She lost in the second round to third seed and last year finalist Marion Bartoli.[79] At the Qatar Open, McHale suffered a double bagel defeat in the third round to top seed, defending champion, and eventual champion Victoria Azarenka.[80] Playing in Dubai at the Tennis Championships, McHale lost in the second round of qualifying to Kurumi Nara. At the BNP Paribas Open, she was defeated in the second round by 13th seed Maria Kirilenko.[81] At the Miami Open, McHale lost in the second round to 15th seed Roberta Vinci.[82]

McHale began her clay-court season in Charleston at the Family Circle Cup. She was defeated in the first round by 12th seed Varvara Lepchenko.[83] At the Madrid Open, McHale progressed through the qualifying event before falling in the second round to second seed and eventual finalist Maria Sharapova.[84] Competing in Rome at the Italian Open, McHale defeated Karin Knapp in the first round;[85] she lost in the second round to seventh seed Sara Errani.[86] Seeded sixth at the Internationaux de Strasbourg, McHale was defeated in the first round by Lauren Davis. At the French Open, McHale lost her first-round match to Jana Čepelová.[87]

In Eastbourne at the Aegon International, McHale was defeated in the first round by Yanina Wickmayer. At the Wimbledon Championships, she lost in the second round to 15th seed and eventual champion Marion Bartoli.[88]

McHale began her preparation for the US Open at the Bank of the West Classic. She was defeated in the first round by seventh seed Urszula Radwańska.[89] In Washington D.C. at the Citi Open, McHale lost in the first round to seventh seed, defending champion, and eventual champion Magdaléna Rybáriková.[90] At the Rogers Cup, McHale was defeated in the first round of qualifying by Julia Glushko. In Ohio at the Western & Southern Open, McHale lost in the first round of qualifying to Lourdes Domínguez Lino. At the US Open, McHale won her first two rounds over Julia Görges and Elina Svitolina. In the third round, she faced 13th seed, Ana Ivanovic. After winning the first set, she served for the match at 5–4 up in the second set but was broken, and ultimately lost the match in three sets.[91] Despite the loss, she earned praise for her fighting performance against the former world No. 1.

Playing in Quebec City at the Challenge Bell, McHale reached the semifinal where she was defeated by sixth seed Marina Erakovic.[92] At the Generali Ladies Linz, McHale lost in the first round of qualifying to Stephanie Vogt. In Luxembourg at the Luxembourg Open, McHale was defeated in the second round of qualifying by Katarzyna Piter. McHale's final tournament of the season was at the Internationaux de la Vienne. Seeded sixth, she lost in the first round to Heather Watson.[93]

McHale ended the year ranked 68.

2014[edit]

McHale commenced her 2014 season at the ASB Classic. She lost in the first round to Garbiñe Muguruza.[94] Getting through qualifying at the Apia International Sydney, McHale was defeated in the second round by second seed Petra Kvitová.[95] At the Australian Open, McHale lost in the second round to tenth seed Caroline Wozniacki.[96]

During the Fed Cup tie versus Italy, McHale played one rubber; she lost to Karin Knapp. In the end, Italy defeated the USA 3-1.[97] Playing in Acapulco at the Abierto Mexicano, McHale reached her first WTA final where she was defeated by top seed Dominika Cibulková.[98] At the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, McHale lost in the first round to qualifier Casey Dellacqua.[99] Competing in Miami at the Sony Open, McHale was defeated in the second round by 24th seed Kaia Kanepi.[100]

McHale got her French Open preparation underway at the Family Circle Cup. She lost in the first round to qualifier Alla Kudryavtseva.[101] At the Madrid Open, McHale was defeated in the second round by eighth seed and eventual champion Maria Sharapova.[102] Coming through qualifying in Rome at the Italian Open, McHale lost in the third round to Zhang Shuai.[103] Playing at the Internationaux de Strasbourg, her final tournament before the French Open, McHale reached the semifinal round where she was defeated by qualifier and eventual finalist Sílvia Soler Espinosa. At the French Open, McHale lost in the first round to 32nd seed Elena Vesnina.

McHale started her grass-court season at the Aegon Classic. She was defeated in the second round by second seed Sam Stosur.[104] In Eastbourne at the Aegon International, McHale fell in the second round of qualifying to Hsieh Su-wei. At the Wimbledon Championships, she lost in the first round to Chanelle Scheepers.[105]

Kicking off her US Open Series at the Citi Open, McHale upset fourth seed and compatriot Sloane Stephens in the first round.[106] She was defeated in the second round by Vania King.[107] In Montreal at the Rogers Cup, McHale lost in the final round of qualifying to Kiki Bertens. At the Western & Southern Open, McHale was defeated in the second round by ninth seed and eventual finalist Ana Ivanovic.[108] Competing in New York at the US Open, McHale lost in her second-round match to 16th seed, former world number one, and two-time finalist Victoria Azarenka.[109]

Seeded fourth at the first edition of the Hong Kong Open, McHale was defeated in the first round by Francesca Schiavone.[110] At the Korea Open, McHale reached the semifinal round where she fell to fifth seed and eventual finalist Varvara Lepchenko.[111] At the first edition of the Wuhan Open, McHale lost in the first round to tenth seed Jelena Janković.[112] In Beijing at the China Open, McHale was defeated in the first round by 14th seed Flavia Pennetta.[113] Seeded seventh at the Japan Open, McHale lost in the first round to Luksika Kumkhum.[114]

McHale ended the year ranked 54.

2015[edit]

In Hobart at the Hobart International, she retired from her first-round match against eighth seed Alison Riske due to a right shoulder injury.[115] At the Australian Open, McHale won her first-round match over Stéphanie Foretz in a three-set thriller.[116] She was defeated in the second round by Carina Witthöft.[117]

Beginning her clay-court season at the Family Circle Cup, McHale lost in the first round to qualifier Danka Kovinić.[118] During the Fed Cup tie against Italy, McHale played one rubber; she was defeated by Flavia Pennetta. In the end, Italy won the tie over the USA 3-2.[119] In Morocco at the Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem, McHale lost in the second round to fourth seed and eventual champion Elina Svitolina.[120] Coming through qualifying at the Madrid Open, McHale was defeated in the second round by fifth seed Caroline Wozniacki.[121] Entering the main draw as a qualifier at the Italian Open, McHale reached the quarterfinal round where she lost to fellow qualifier Daria Gavrilova.[122] In Strasbourg, McHale was defeated in the first round by top seed and compatriot Madison Keys.[123] At the French Open, McHale lost in the first round to qualifier Lourdes Domínguez Lino.

McHale started her grass-court season at the Aegon Open Nottingham. She was defeated in the second round by top seed Agnieszka Radwańska.[124] At the Aegon Classic, McHale lost in the third round to Kateřina Siniaková.[125] Coming through the qualifying rounds at the Aegon International, McHale was defeated in the first round by Camila Giorgi.[126] At the Wimbledon Championships, she lost in the second round to 18th seed and 2013 finalist Sabine Lisicki.[127]

Beginning her preparation for the US Open at the Citi Open, McHale was defeated in the quarterfinal round by eventual finalist Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.[128] Getting past qualifying at the Western & Southern Open, she lost in the first round to Camila Giorgi. McHale fell in the final round of qualifying at the Connecticut Open to Magdaléna Rybáriková. In New York at the US Open, McHale was defeated in her first-round match by Petra Cetkovská.[129]

Seeded sixth at the Japan Women's Open, McHale reached the semifinal round where she lost to eventual finalist Magda Linette.[130] At the Korea Open, she was defeated in the second round by second seed Anna Karolína Schmiedlová.[131] Playing at the Wuhan Open, McHale lost in the final round of qualifying to Mariana Duque Mariño. At the China Open, McHale was defeated in the final round of qualifying by Lara Arruabarrena. At the Hong Kong Open, McHale retired from her first-round match against Wang Yafan due to a left elbow injury.[132] This tournament ended up being her final tournament of the season.

McHale ended the year ranked 64.

2016[edit]

McHale at the 2016 US Open

McHale won her first WTA doubles title with Han Xinyun, defeating Kimberly Birrell/Jarmila Wolfe in the final of the Hobart International.[133] As the top seed at the first edition of the Tennis Championships of Maui, McHale won the tournament beating compatriot Raveena Kingsley in the final.[134] In Mexico at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel, McHale reached the semifinal where she was defeated by Dominika Cibulková.[135] At the Monterrey Open, McHale retired from her second-round match against qualifier Nicole Gibbs due to dizziness.[136] Playing in Indian Wells at the BNP Paribas Open, McHale stunned fourth seed Garbiñe Muguruza in her second-round match.[137] She lost in the third round to twenty-sixth seed Sam Stosur.[138]

McHale began her clay-court season at the Volvo Car Open in Charleston. She lost in the first round to Lourdes Domínguez Lino.[139] During the Fed Cup tie versus Australia, McHale won her only rubber played over Sam Stosur. In the end, the USA defeated Australia 4-0.[140]

In Paris at the French Open, McHale lost in the first round to French wildcard Myrtille Georges.[141] At the Wimbledon Championships, in the second round, McHale won the first set and led 2-0 in the third set before being defeated by top seed, defending champion, and eventual champion Serena Williams.[142] Competing at the last Grand Slam tournament of the year, the US Open, McHale lost in the second round to seventh seed and previous year's finalist Roberta Vinci.[143]

Seeded seventh at the Japan Women's Open, McHale won her first WTA singles title beating Kateřina Siniaková in the final.[144] Her final tournament of the season was at the Tianjin Open. She was defeated in the first round by Evgeniya Rodina.[145]

McHale ended the year ranked 45.

2017[edit]

McHale began the year at the Brisbane International. She beat Sara Errani in her first-round match.[146] She lost in the second round to eventual finalist Alizé Cornet.[147] Qualifying for the Apia International Sydney, McHale was defeated in the second round by second seed, 2013 champion, and eventual finalist Agnieszka Radwańska.[148] At the Australian Open, McHale lost in the first round to Kristína Kučová.[149]

Coming through qualifying at the Qatar Open, McHale was defeated in the first round by sixth seed Elena Vesnina.[150] At the Dubai Tennis Championships, McHale won her first two rounds over 13th seed Kiki Bertens and Naomi Osaka. She lost her third-round match to seventh seed and eventual champion Elina Svitolina.[151] Seeded fifth at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel, McHale reached the semifinal where she was defeated by second seed Kristina Mladenovic.[152] In March, McHale competed at the BNP Paribas Open. She lost in the first round to lucky loser Evgeniya Rodina.[153] Despite taking the first set 6-0, McHale was defeated in her second-round match at the Miami Open by sixth seed Garbiñe Muguruza.[154] Seeded eighth at the Monterrey Open, McHale lost in the first round to qualifier Tereza Martincová.[155]

McHale began her clay-court season at the Prague Open. She was defeated in the first round by qualifier Beatriz Haddad Maia.[156] At the Madrid Open, McHale lost in the first round to Spanish wildcard Lara Arruabarrena.[157] Playing in Rome at the Italian Open, McHale was defeated in the first round by three-time champion Maria Sharapova.[158] At the Internationaux de Strasbourg, McHale lost in the second round to fourth seed Carla Suárez Navarro.[159] McHale was defeated in the first round at the French Open by eighth seed and 2009 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova.[160]

McHale started her grass-court season at the Nottingham Open. She lost in the second round to Maria Sakkari.[161] At the Birmingham Classic, McHale was defeated in the first round by Coco Vandeweghe.[162] McHale retired from her first-round match at the Eastbourne International against qualifier Duan Yingying.[163] At the Wimbledon Championships, she fell in the second round to ninth seed and 2012 finalist Agnieszka Radwańska.[164]

As the top seed at the Sport11 Ladies Open, McHale lost in the first round to eventual finalist Danka Kovinić.

Seeded eighth at the Citi Open, McHale was defeated in the first round by Eugenie Bouchard.[165] At the Rogers Cup, McHale lost in the final round of qualifying to Kirsten Flipkens.[166] Playing in Ohio at the Western & Southern Open, McHale was defeated in the first round of qualifying by Petra Martić. After losing in the final round of qualifying at the Connecticut Open, McHale made it into the main draw as a lucky loser. She lost in the first round to sixth seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.[167] Competing in New York at the US Open, McHale beat nineteenth seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in her first-round match.[168] She was defeated in the second round by Daria Kasatkina.[169]

As the defending champion at the Japan Women's Open, McHale made it to the semifinal where she lost to qualifier and eventual champion Zarina Diyas.[170] Seeded eighth at the Korea Open, McHale was defeated in the first round by qualifier Arantxa Rus.[171] Coming through qualifying at the Wuhan Open, McHale lost in the second round to eventual champion Caroline Garcia. At the China Open, she entered the draw as a qualifier and stunned 15th seed and recent US Open champion Sloane Stephens in the first round.[172] She was defeated in the second round by Sorana Cîrstea.[173] At the Tianjin Open, McHale lost in her quarterfinal match to qualifier Sara Errani.[174] She competed in her final tournament of the season at the Kremlin Cup where she was defeated in the first round by Lesia Tsurenko.[175]

McHale ended the year ranked 63.

2018[edit]

McHale began her 2018 season at the ASB Classic. She lost in the first round to Taylor Townsend.[176] Playing at the Sydney International, McHale retired from her first round of qualifying match against Kateryna Bondarenko. At the Australian Open, McHale was defeated in the first round by Aliaksandra Sasnovich.[177]

As the top seed at the first edition of the Oracle Challenger Newport Beach, McHale lost in the first round to compatriot Jamie Loeb.[178] At the Qatar Open in Doha, McHale was defeated in the final round of qualifying by Bernarda Pera.[179] In Dubai at the Dubai Tennis Championships, she lost in the second round of qualifying to Sam Stosur.[180] At the Abierto Mexicano, McHale was defeated in the first round by fifth seed Irina-Camelia Begu.[181] Competing in California at the BNP Paribas Open, McHale lost in the first round to Kateřina Siniaková.[182] At the Miami Open, McHale was defeated in the third round by third seed Garbiñe Muguruza.[183]

McHale began her clay-court season at the Volvo Car Open. She lost in the second round to third seed and defending champion Daria Kasatkina.[184] At the İstanbul Cup, McHale was defeated in the second round by seventh seed Irina-Camelia Begu.[185] At the Morocco Open, McHale lost in the first round to lucky loser Magdalena Fręch.[186] At the Madrid Open, McHale fell in the first round of qualifying to Kirsten Flipkens. In Rome at the Italian Open, she lost in the first round of qualifying to Kateřina Siniaková. At the Nürnberger Versicherungscup in Germany, McHale was defeated in the second round by eventual champion Johanna Larsson.[187] At the French Open, she lost her first-round match to qualifier Alexandra Dulgheru.

In Eastbourne, McHale was defeated in the final round of qualifying by Yulia Putintseva. At the Wimbledon Championships, she lost in the first round to Vera Lapko.[188]

McHale started her US Open series at the Silicon Valley Classic in California. She was defeated in the first round by eventual finalist Maria Sakkari.[189] Coming through qualifying at the Rogers Cup, McHale fell in the first round to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.[190] In Ohio at the Western & Southern Open, McHale lost in the final round of qualifying to Varvara Lepchenko. At the Connecticut Open, McHale was defeated in the first round of qualifying by Sam Stosur.[191] Competing in New York at the US Open, she lost in the first round to qualifier and compatriot Francesca Di Lorenzo.[192]

Playing in Quebec City at the Coupe Banque Nationale, McHale was defeated in the second round by eighth seed and eventual champion Pauline Parmentier.[193] At the Guangzhou International Open, McHale lost in the second round to fourth seed and last year finalist Aleksandra Krunić.[194] At the Wuhan Open, McHale was defeated in the first round of qualifying by Polona Hercog. At the China Open, she fell in the final round of qualifying to Yulia Putintseva. Playing at the Hong Kong Open, McHale lost in the second round to sixth seed and eventual finalist Wang Qiang.[195] Seeded eighth at the Mercer Tennis Classic in Macon, Georgia, McHale was defeated in the first round by compatriot Whitney Osuigwe.[196] Seeded eighth at the RBC Pro Challenge, her final tournament of the season, she lost in the second round to compatriot Kayla Day.[197]

McHale ended the year ranked 155.

2019[edit]

McHale started her season at the Brisbane International. She lost in the final round of qualifying to Australian wildcard Destanee Aiava.[198] At the Australian Open, McHale failed to make the main draw since she was defeated in the final round of qualifying by Varvara Lepchenko.[199]

Playing in Newport Beach at the Oracle Challenger Series – Newport Beach, McHale fell in the third round to second seed Tatjana Maria.[200] At the Dow Tennis Classic, Mchale was defeated in her quarterfinal match by fourth seed and eventual finalist Jessica Pegula.[201] Coming through qualifying at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel, McHale reached the second round where she lost to third seed Donna Vekić.[202] McHale qualified for the BNP Paribas Open beating Fanny Stollár and Vera Zvonareva. In the main draw, she beat thirtieth seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in her second-round match.[203] She was defeated in the third round by compatriot and former world number one Venus Williams.[204] At the Miami Open, McHale lost in the first round of qualifying to Mandy Minella. In Mexico at the Monterrey Open, McHale was defeated in the first round of qualifying by Kristína Kučová.

McHale started her clay-court season at the Copa Colsanitas. She lost in the first round to seventh seed Sara Sorribes Tormo.[205] At the J&T Banka Prague Open, McHale was defeated in the first round of qualifying by Anna Kalinskaya. Playing in Cagnes-sur-Mer, France at the Open de Cagnes-sur-Mer, McHale won the tournament beating third seed Stefanie Vögele in the final.[206] At the Empire Slovak Open, McHale made it to the semifinal where she lost to Anna Blinkova. In Paris at the French Open, McHale was defeated in the first round of qualifying by Francesca Di Lorenzo.[207]

Despite losing in the final round of qualifying at the Rosmalen Grass Court Championships, McHale made it into the main draw as a lucky loser. She lost in the first round to Polona Hercog. At the Mallorca Open, McHale was defeated in the first round of qualifying by Tereza Martincová. She entered the Wimbledon Championships also as a lucky loser and lost in the first round to British wildcard Harriet Dart.[208]

McHale began her preparation for the US Open at the Citi Open where she upset seventh seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the first round.[209] She was defeated in the second round by compatriot Caty McNally.[210] At the Rogers Cup, McHale lost in the final round of qualifying to Ajla Tomljanović. As the top seed at the first edition of the Thoreau Tennis Open, she was defeated in the second round by qualifier Olga Govortsova. At the US Open, she lost in the second round of qualifying to Peng Shuai.

Seeded 12th at the Oracle Challenger New Haven, McHale was defeated in the third round by seventh seed and eventual champion Anna Blinkova. At the Japan Women's Open, McHale lost in the second round to second seed Veronika Kudermetova.[211] Coming through qualifying at the Wuhan Open, McHale was defeated in the second round by Dayana Yastremska.[212] In Beijing at the China Open, McHale beat after qualifying two-time champion Svetlana Kuznetsova in the first round,[213] and lost to 16th seed Caroline Wozniacki in the second.[214] McHale played her final tournament of the season at the Tianjin Open where she was defeated in the first round by eighth seed Magda Linette.[215]

She ended the year ranked 85.

2020[edit]

McHale kicked off her 2020 season at the ASB Classic. She lost in the second round to top seed and eventual champion, Serena Williams.[216] Entering the Hobart International main draw after coming through qualifying, McHale was defeated in the first round by top seed Elise Mertens.[217] At the Australian Open, she lost in the first round to 13th seed Petra Martić.[218]

Seeded third at the Oracle Challenger Series – Newport Beach, McHale reached the quarterfinal where she was defeated by sixth seed and eventual finalist Stefanie Vögele.[219] At the Abierto Mexicano Telcel, McHale lost her quarterfinal match to seventh seed and eventual champion Heather Watson.[220] Seeded 12th at the Oracle Challenger in Indian Wells, McHale was defeated in the second round by Barbara Haas.[221]

World TeamTennis[edit]

McHale has played three seasons with World TeamTennis, making her debut in 2016 with the New York Empire. She has since played for the Washington Kastles and the San Diego Aviators in 2019. It was announced she will be joining the San Diego Aviators during the 2020 WTT season set to begin July 12.[222]

Playing style[edit]

An aggressive baseliner, McHale is noted for her powerful forehand groundstrokes, as well as for her speed around the court.[3][4] During her second-round match at Wimbledon in 2016, Eurosport commended McHale for displaying "superb court coverage".[223] The New York Times has noted McHale's "booming" groundstrokes as one of her primary strengths.[4]

Performance timelines[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments, Fed Cup and Olympic Games are included in win–loss records.

Singles[edit]

Current through the 2020 Western & Southern Open.

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments[224]
Australian Open 1R A 1R 3R 1R 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R Q3 1R 0 / 10 4–10 29%
French Open A 1R 1R 3R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R Q1 0 / 9 2–9 18%
Wimbledon A A 2R 3R 2R 1R 2R 2R 2R 1R 1R NH 0 / 9 7–9 44%
US Open 2R 1R 3R 1R 3R 2R 1R 2R 2R 1R Q2 1R 0 / 11 8–11 42%
Win–Loss 1–2 0–2 3–4 6–4 3–4 2–4 2–4 2–4 2–4 0–4 0–1 0–2 0 / 39 21–39 35%
National representation
Fed Cup World Group A F PO PO A 1R PO PO A A A 0 / 2 4–5 44%
Summer Olympics Not Held 1R Not Held A Not Held 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells Open A 1R 3R 4R 2R 1R 2R 3R 1R 1R 3R NH 0 / 10 11–10 52%
Miami Open Q1 Q1 Q2 2R 2R 2R 2R 2R 2R 3R Q1 NH 0 / 7 8–7 53%
Madrid Open A A A 2R 2R 2R 2R 3R 1R Q1 A NH 0 / 6 6–6 50%
China Open A A 2R 1R A 1R Q2 1R 1R Q2 2R NH 0 / 6 2–6 25%
Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai / Qatar Open A A A QF 3R A A A A Q2 A A 0 / 2 5–2 71%
Italian Open A A 2R 2R 2R 3R QF 3R 1R Q1 A Q1 0 / 7 10–7 59%
Canadian Open A A A 3R Q1 Q2 A 2R Q2 1R Q2 NH 0 / 3 3–3 50%
Cincinnati Open A 3R 3R 1R Q1 2R 1R 2R Q1 Q2 A 3R 0 / 7 8–7 53%
Pan Pacific / Wuhan Open A 1R 2R A A 1R Q2 Q2 2R Q1 2R NH 0 / 5 3–5 38%
Career statistics[225]
Tournaments 2 9 18 21 18 21 21 23 27 17 10 5 Career total: 192
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 Career total: 1
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 Career total: 2
Overall win–loss 1–2 8–10 19–20 25–21 13–18 20–22 17–22 26–22 19–27 8–17 7–10 5–5 1 / 192 168–196 46%
Year-end ranking 218 115 42 33 68 54 64 45 63 155 85 $4,187,526

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 W–L
Australian Open A A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R A A 1R 0–7
French Open A A A 2R 1R 1R 1R 2R A 1R A 2–6
Wimbledon A A 3R 2R 2R 1R 1R 3R 1R 3R A NH 8–8
US Open 1R 1R 1R A 1R 2R 1R A 1R 3R 2R 4–9
Win–Loss 0–1 0–1 2–2 2–3 1–4 1–4 0–4 3–3 0–3 4–3 1–1 0–1 14–30

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (1–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Mar 2014 Mexican Open International Hard Slovakia Dominika Cibulková 6–7(3–7), 6–4, 4–6
Win 1–1 Sep 2016 Japan Women's Open International Hard Czech Republic Kateřina Siniaková 3–6, 6–4, 6–4

Doubles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (2–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (2–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Jan 2016 Hobart International, Australia International Hard China Han Xinyun Australia Kimberly Birrell
Australia Jarmila Wolfe
6–3, 6–0
Win 2–0 Oct 2016 Tianjin Open, China International Hard China Peng Shuai China Xu Yifan
Poland Magda Linette
7–6(10–8), 6–0
Loss 2–1 Sep 2019 Japan Women's Open International Hard Russia Valeria Savinykh Japan Misaki Doi
Japan Nao Hibino
6–3, 4–6, [4–10]

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

Singles: 5 (3 titles, 2 runner–ups)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (1–1)
Clay (2–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 2007 ITF Itu, Brazil 10,000 Clay Argentina Mailen Auroux 5–7, 2–6
Loss 0–2 Oct 2009 ITF Troy, United States 50,000 Hard United States Alison Riske 4–6, 6–2, 5–7
Win 1–2 Jun 2011 ITF Rome, Italy 50,000 Clay Russia Ekaterina Lopes 6–2, 6–4
Win 2–2 Jan 2016 Championships of Maui, United States 50,000 Hard United States Raveena Kingsley 6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Win 3–2 May 2019 Open de Cagnes-sur-Mer, France 80,000 Clay Switzerland Stefanie Vögele 7–6(7–4), 6–2

Doubles: 6 (3 titles, 3 runner–ups)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (1–2)
Clay (2–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 May 2007 ITF Houston, United States 10,000 Hard United States Kimberly Couts Bosnia and Herzegovina Helena Bešović
Norway Nina Munch-Søgaard
6–7(2–7), 5–7
Win 1–1 Oct 2007 ITF Serra Negra, Brazil 10,000 Clay United States Allie Will Argentina Mailen Auroux
Argentina Tatiana Búa
7–5, 6–3
Win 2–1 Jun 2008 ITF Wichita, United States 10,000 Hard United States Sloane Stephens Slovakia Dominika Diešková
Brazil Ana Clara Duarte
6–3, 6–2
Loss 2–2 Jun 2009 ITF Szczecin, Poland 25,000 Clay United States Asia Muhammad Czech Republic Michaela Paštiková
Slovakia Lenka Tvarosková
1–6, 0–6
Win 3–2 May 2010 ITF Rome, Italy 50,000 Clay Australia Olivia Rogowska Russia Iryna Brémond
Netherlands Arantxa Rus
6–4, 6–1
Loss 3–3 Oct 2013 ITF Poitiers, France 75,000 Hard (i) Romania Monica Niculescu Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek
6–7(5–7), 2–6

Wins over top-10 players[edit]

Season 2010 2011 2012 2013–2015 2016 20172020 Total
Wins 1 2 2 0 1 0 6
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
2010
1. Belarus Victoria Azarenka No. 9 Charleston Open, United States Clay 2R 2–6, 2–2 ret.
2011
2. Denmark Caroline Wozniacki No. 1 Cincinnati Open, United States Hard 2R 6–4, 7–5
3. France Marion Bartoli No. 9 US Open, United States Hard 2R 7–6(7–2), 6–2
2012
4. Czech Republic Petra Kvitová No. 3 Indian Wells Open, United States Hard 3R 2–6, 6–2, 6–3
5. Denmark Caroline Wozniacki No. 7 Eastbourne International, United Kingdom Grass 1R 6–1, 6–7(7–9), 6–4
2016
6. Spain Garbiñe Muguruza No. 4 Indian Wells Open, United States Hard 2R 7–5, 6–1

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