A Brief Biography
Christina McHale is a professional American tennis player whose highest WTA singles ranking is number 24 and in doubles, number 111. In 2009, McHale received a wildcard into the main draw of the 2009 US Open, where she won her first career Grand Slam and WTA match by defeating Polona Hercog in straight sets. The following year, in Boca Raton, Florida, McHale beat Asia Muhammad in qualifying. Soon afterwards, she earned a qualifying victory over Beatrice Capra for the 2010 French Open. At the 2011 Family Circle Cup, Christina defeated Heather Watson, Alisa Kleybanova and Daniela Hantuchová to reach her first WTA quarterfinal. In June, she gained her first ITF singles title, winning a $50,000 event in Italy. At the 2011 Wimbledon Championships, McHale won her second Grand Slam match by defeating 28th seed Ekaterina Makarova in three sets. In 2012, she won both of her Fed Cup matches against Belarus in February, beating Anastasiya Yakimova and Darya Kustova. McHale then participated at the Olympic tennis tournament in London where she was defeated in the first round by Serb Ana Ivanovic in a close match. Mchale also competed in the China Open in Beijing, but she was defeated in the first round by Ana Ivanovic once again.