Rybarikova rallies past McHale at Citi Open
Playing with a wrap on her left thigh because of a lower back injury, Rybarikova twice lost serve in the opening set. The 43rd-ranked Slovak rebounded as McHale also struggled on her serve.
"Her game went down and I had my chances," said Rybarikova, who broke McHale three times in the final set. "Especially in the third set, I really played my game."
McHale is one of 11 American women ranked in the top 100, a group that includes No. 15 Sloane Stephens, the No. 2 seed in Washington.
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