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Christina McHale moves on

Updated: July 18, 2012, 1:01 AM ET
Associated Press

CARLSBAD, Calif. -- U.S. Olympian Christina McHale saved a set point, then used a late service break to pull out a 7-6 (5), 7-5 win over Jarmila Gajdosova in the first-round of the Mercury Insurance Open on Tuesday.

McHale, the No. 5 seed, struggled against the Australian, and both players held serve late into each set. But McHale took advantage of Gajdosova's mistakes to claim the tiebreak and hit some late winners to claim the victory.

"It wasn't easy out there," said McHale, ...

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