Christina McHale is a professional tennis player from the United States with Irish and Cuban descent. She started to play tennis at a young age and at the age of 15 left home of the USTA Training headquarters in Florida.
She gained entry in the 2009 Australian Open as a wildcard. This was not a good start, since she eventually lost to Jessica Moore with a score of 1–6, 6–3, 7–9. She also received a wild card in the main draw in the 2009 US Open, where she knocked out of the second round by Maria Sharapova. This time she was more fortunate, winning her first Career Grand Slam. She also won her WTA match after beating Polona Hercog.
McHale defeated Asia Muhammad in Boca Raton, Florida during the qualifying tournament with 6–4, 6–0 score. She earned another wild card spot in the 2010 French Open after defeating Beatrice Capra, before losing to Varvara Lepchenko. She also gained another victory in 2010, when she Victorian Azarenka which raised $475, 000 to support breast cancer facilities.
McHale also received a check of $40,000 cheque after winning the match. She also played at the 2010 Western & Southern Financial Group Masters and Women’s Open, where she reached the first and second rounds before losing in the third round to Kim Clijsters. She won her first ITF singles title and was able to beat then world number 1 Caroline Wozniacki at the Western & Southern Open in 2011.
She was part of the American Fed Cup team in 2010 to 2012. In 2012, she was also a member of the American Olympic Team. After reaching the semifinal at Quebec City, McHale had another top 100 season as she finished 2013 at world number 54. She was able to reach the semifinal at Soler-Espinosa and Strasbourg in 2014.