Christina McHale struggles, advances
CARLSBAD, Calif. -- U.S. Olympian Christina McHale held off Misaki Doi of Japan 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 to advance to the quarterfinals against No. 1 seed Marion Bartoli of France in the second round of the Mercury Insurance Open on Thursday night.
McHale, the No. 5 seed, needed three match points in the last game before she closed out the second-round match when Doi hit a backhand into the net.
McHale faced 19 break points, but Doi only converted three.
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