McNally at the 2019 Wimbledon Championships
|Country (sports)||United States|
|Born||November 20, 2001|
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||57–30 (65.5%)|
|Career titles||2 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 105 (September 9, 2019)|
|Current ranking||No. 118 (November 4, 2019)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|US Open||2R (2019)|
|French Open Junior||F (2018)|
|Career record||39–14 (73.6%)|
|Career titles||2 WTA, 5 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 64 (October 21, 2019)|
|Current ranking||No. 72 (November 4, 2019)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|US Open||3R (2019)|
|French Open Junior||W (2018)|
|Wimbledon Junior||F (2016, 2017, 2018)|
|Last updated on: November 4, 2019.|
Catherine "Caty" McNally (born November 20, 2001) is an American tennis player. She is the 2018 French Open juniors doubles and 2018 French Open girls' singles runner-up and US Open junior doubles champion. She has won two doubles titles on the WTA Tour, as well as two singles titles and five doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. On September 9, 2019, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 105. On October 21, 2019, she achieved her highest doubles ranking of world No. 64.
- 1 Early life and background
- 2 Junior career
- 3 Professional career
- 4 WTA career finals
- 5 ITF finals
- 6 Junior Grand Slam finals
- 7 Performance timelines
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Early life and background
McNally was born in Madeira, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio, to John McNally and Lynn Nabors-McNally. Her mother was briefly a professional tennis player who had a career best doubles ranking inside the top 250. Her older brother John is also a professional and was a high-ranked junior player. Both are coached by their mother.
McNally finished runner-up at the Wimbledon junior doubles tournament in 2016, 2017 and 2018. She won her first Grand Slam junior title at the 2018 French Open doubles event at the age of 16, partnering with Iga Świątek. At the same tournament she reached the final of the girls singles, where she lost to Coco Gauff. In September 2018, she partnered Gauff to win the girls doubles title at the US Open.
2017–18: WTA doubles debut
2019: First singles wins; first doubles titles
In February 2019, McNally won the $100K Dow Tennis Classic. Later that month, she reached the third round of the Indian Wells Challenger, losing to eventual winner Viktorija Golubic. A week after that, she qualified for the BNP Paribas Open, also in Indian Wells, beating Kristýna Plíšková and Timea Bacsinszky in the qualifiers. She earned a wildcard for the Miami Open, where she was again beaten by Cori Gauff. In July, she qualified for her first Grand Slam main-draw tournament at Wimbledon.
At the end of July and beginning of August, McNally recorded her first WTA main draw singles wins with a run to the semifinal at the Washington Open, beating Zhu Lin, Christina McHale and fourth seed Hsieh Su-wei. Meanwhile, she and Gauff won the doubles competition, beating third seeds Miyu Kato and Anna Kalinskaya in the semifinal, and fourth seeds Maria Sanchez and Fanny Stollár in the final. She was awarded a wild card into her home tournament, the Cincinnati Open, where she played her first-round match on center court, but lost to Elise Mertens. She teamed with up Alison Riske to play in the doubles. The pair reached the quarterfinals, beating fourth seeds Yifan Xu and Gabriela Dabrowski in a second round match that went to 17–15 in the match tiebreak, the second-longest match tiebreak in a women's doubles match.
McNally's first win in a Grand Slam tournament came at the US Open where she defeated Timea Bacsinszky in the first round. She took a set off six-times champion Serena Williams before losing in three sets in a tight second-round match. Passing her in the stadium complex later that night, Williams asked her: "Are you really 17 years old?" McNally and Gauff—dubbed "McCoco"—followed up their 2018 girls' doubles win by reaching the third round of the doubles event, beating ninth seeds Nicole Melichar and Kveta Peschke in the second round in a packed Louis Armstrong Stadium, but losing heavily to Ash Barty and Victoria Azarenka in the third. The run took McNally into the top 100 in the doubles rankings, and just outside the top 100 in the singles rankings.
She partnered Gauff again in the Linz Open, where they reached the semifinal. They were beaten by Barbara Haas and Xenia Knoll. At Luxembourg the following week, McNally lost in the first round of the singles to Jeļena Ostapenko, but went through to the final of the doubles with Gauff, beating Misaki Doi and Makoto Ninomiya, No. 4 seeds Anna Blinkova and Miyu Kato, and No. 1 seeds Kristýna Plíšková and Renata Voráčová. They beat No. 2 seeds Kaitlyn Christian and Alexa Guarachi in the final to secure their second WTA title, with a career win–loss record of 12–2 as a team.
WTA career finals
Doubles: 2 (2 titles)
|Win||1–0||Aug 2019||Washington Open, United States||International||Hard||Coco Gauff|| Maria Sanchez
|Win||2–0||Oct 2019||Luxembourg Open, Luxembourg||International||Hard (i)||Coco Gauff|| Kaitlyn Christian
Singles: 2 (2 titles)
|Win||1–0||Nov 2018||ITF Lawrence, United States||25,000||Hard (i)||Catherine Harrison||6–2, 6–2|
|Win||2–0||Feb 2019||ITF Midland, United States||100,000||Hard||Jessica Pegula||6–2, 6–4|
Doubles: 7 (5 titles, 2 runner-ups)
|Win||1–0||Oct 2017||ITF Hilton Head, United States||15,000||Clay||Emily Appleton|| Kylie Collins
|Loss||1–1||Jan 2018||ITF Fort-de-France, Martinique||15,000||Clay||Emily Appleton|| Rasheeda McAdoo
|Win||2–1||Jan 2018||ITF Petit-Bourg, Guadeloupe||15,000||Hard||Emily Appleton|| Shelby Talcott
|Win||3–1||Mar 2018||ITF Orlando, United States||15,000||Clay||Whitney Osuigwe|| Dia Evtimova
|Win||4–1||Mar 2018||ITF Tampa, United States||15,000||Clay||Natasha Subhash|| Rasheeda McAdoo
|3–6, 6–3, [10–6]|
|Win||5–1||Oct 2018||ITF Macon, United States||80,000||Hard||Jessica Pegula|| Anna Danilina
|6–1, 5–7, [11–9]|
|Loss||5–2||Feb 2019||ITF Rancho Santa Fe, United States||25,000||Hard||Francesca Di Lorenzo|| Hayley Carter
Junior Grand Slam finals
Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)
|Loss||2018||French Open||Clay||Cori Gauff||6–1, 3–6, 6–7(1–7)|
Doubles: 5 (2 titles, 3 runner-ups)
|Loss||2016||Wimbledon||Grass||Mariam Bolkvadze|| Usue Maitane Arconada
|Loss||2017||Wimbledon||Grass||Whitney Osuigwe|| Olga Danilović
|Win||2018||French Open||Clay||Iga Świątek|| Yuki Naito
|Loss||2018||Wimbledon||Grass||Whitney Osuigwe|| Wang Xinyu
|Win||2018||US Open||Hard||Cori Gauff|| Hailey Baptiste
Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments and Olympic Games are included in win–loss records.
This table is current through the 2019 China Open.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|French Open||A||A||A||0 / 1||2–1||67%|
|Wimbledon||A||A||1R||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|US Open||Q2||Q1||2R||0 / 1||1–1||50%|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||1–2||0 / 2||1–2||33%|
|Premier Mandatory tournaments|
|Indian Wells Open||A||A||1R||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|Miami Open||A||A||1R||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|Madrid Open||A||A||A||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|China Open||A||A||A||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Premier 5 tournaments|
|Dubai / Qatar Opens||A||A||A||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Italian Open||A||A||A||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Canadian Open||A||A||A||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Cincinnati Open||A||A||1R||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|Wuhan Open||A||A||A||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Overall Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||4–6||0 / 6||4–6||40%|
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- Livaudais, Stephanie (October 17, 2019). "'I kept more pressure on her' - Ostapenko completes Mertens upset to reach Luxembourg quarterfinals". WTA. Retrieved October 18, 2019.
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