Re: Christina McHale
American Christina McHale has left USTA Player Development coaching and will return to work with New Jersey-based coach Gordon Uehling, sources told TENNIS.com.
McHale’s move is somewhat surprising; in the past two years working with the USTA, her ranking jumped from No. 115 at the end of 2010 to a career-high No. 24 in August. She was training at the USTA National Tennis Center in New York, primarily with coaches Jorge Todero and Jay Gooding, as well as USTA Player Development chief Patrick McEnroe.
However, McHale caught a virus during the London Olympics and was still complaining of feeling weak a few weeks ago while in Asia. She has lost in the first round of her last four tournaments, and her ranking has fallen to No. 33. Uehling also coaches McHale’s older sister Lauren, who plays at Princeton.