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A meltdown, a birthday bash and a comeback

Originally Published: May 23, 2011
By Sandra Harwitt

Heartbreak Kid: the McHale meltdown

PARIS -- Unless she's extremely lucky, in every player's career comes a match that goes horribly wrong. Just a few final strokes are left to put the match into the record books, but then disaster strikes, the implausible turns plausible, and somehow the opponent walks off the winner.

That's just the kind of day American Christina McHale had Monday at the French Open.

McHale, 19, was leading Sara Errani, an Italian accustomed ...

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