Caty McNally
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Caty McNally
Caty McNally
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Country (sports) United States
Born (2001-11-20) November 20, 2001 (age 17)
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachLynn Nabors-McNally
Prize money$204,681
Career record57-30 (65.5%)
Career titles2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 105 (September 9, 2019)
Current rankingNo. 118 (November 4, 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon1R (2019)
US Open2R (2019)
French Open JuniorF (2018)
Career record39-14 (73.6%)
Career titles2 WTA, 5 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 64 (October 21, 2019)
Current rankingNo. 72 (November 4, 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open3R (2019)
French Open JuniorW (2018)
Wimbledon JuniorF (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.

Early life and background

McNally was born in Madeira, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio,[1] 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.[2]

Junior career

McNally finished runner-up at the Wimbledon junior doubles tournament in 2016, 2017 and 2018.[3] She won her first Grand Slam junior title at the 2018 French Open doubles event at the age of 16, partnering with Iga ?wi?tek.[4] At the same tournament she reached the final of the girls singles, where she lost to Coco Gauff.[5] In September 2018, she partnered Gauff to win the girls doubles title at the US Open.[6]

In 2017, McNally was on the United States team that won the Junior Fed Cup, having previously been a losing finalist.[7]

Professional career

2017-18: WTA doubles debut

McNally made her WTA main-draw debut at the 2017 Western & Southern Open in the doubles draw, partnering with Alexa Glatch.[4]

2019: First singles wins; first doubles titles

In February 2019, McNally won the $100K Dow Tennis Classic.[8] Later that month, she reached the third round of the Indian Wells Challenger, losing to eventual winner Viktorija Golubic.[9] A week after that, she qualified for the BNP Paribas Open, also in Indian Wells, beating Kristýna Plí?ková and Timea Bacsinszky in the qualifiers.[9] She earned a wildcard for the Miami Open, where she was again beaten by Cori Gauff.[6] In July, she qualified for her first Grand Slam main-draw tournament at Wimbledon.[6]

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.[10][11][12] Meanwhile, she and Gauff won the doubles competition, beating third seeds Miyu Kato and Anna Kalinskaya in the semifinal,[12] and fourth seeds Maria Sanchez and Fanny Stollár in the final.[13] She was awarded a wild card into her home tournament, the Cincinnati Open,[1] where she played her first-round match on center court, but lost to Elise Mertens.[14] She teamed with up Alison Riske to play in the doubles.[15] 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.[16]

McNally's first win in a Grand Slam tournament came at the US Open where she defeated Timea Bacsinszky in the first round.[17] She took a set off six-times champion Serena Williams before losing in three sets in a tight second-round match.[18] Passing her in the stadium complex later that night, Williams asked her: "Are you really 17 years old?"[19] 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,[20] but losing heavily to Ash Barty and Victoria Azarenka in the third.[21] The run took McNally into the top 100 in the doubles rankings, and just outside the top 100 in the singles rankings.[22]

She partnered Gauff again in the Linz Open, where they reached the semifinal.[23] They were beaten by Barbara Haas and Xenia Knoll.[24] At Luxembourg the following week, McNally lost in the first round of the singles to Je?ena Ostapenko,[25] 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 Plí?ková and Renata Vorá?ová.[26] 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.[27]

WTA career finals

Doubles: 2 (2 titles)

Winner - Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
Tour Championships (0-0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0-0)
Premier (0-0)
International (2-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (2-0)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Aug 2019 Washington Open, United States International Hard United States Coco Gauff United States Maria Sanchez
Hungary Fanny Stollár
6-2, 6-2
Win 2-0 Oct 2019 Luxembourg Open, Luxembourg International Hard (i) United States Coco Gauff United States Kaitlyn Christian
Chile Alexa Guarachi
6-2, 6-2

ITF finals

Singles: 2 (2 titles)

$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (2-0)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Nov 2018 ITF Lawrence, United States 25,000 Hard (i) United States Catherine Harrison 6-2, 6-2
Win 2-0 Feb 2019 ITF Midland, United States 100,000 Hard United States Jessica Pegula 6-2, 6-4

Doubles: 7 (5 titles, 2 runner-ups)

$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (2-1)
Clay (3-1)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Oct 2017 ITF Hilton Head, United States 15,000 Clay United Kingdom Emily Appleton United States Kylie Collins
United States Meg Kowalski
7-5, 6-3
Loss 1-1 Jan 2018 ITF Fort-de-France, Martinique 15,000 Clay United Kingdom Emily Appleton United States Rasheeda McAdoo
United States Amy Zhu
5-7, 6-7(5-7)
Win 2-1 Jan 2018 ITF Petit-Bourg, Guadeloupe 15,000 Hard United Kingdom Emily Appleton United States Shelby Talcott
United States Amy Zhu
6-3, 6-0
Win 3-1 Mar 2018 ITF Orlando, United States 15,000 Clay United States Whitney Osuigwe Bulgaria Dia Evtimova
Belarus Ilona Kremen
6-2, 6-3
Win 4-1 Mar 2018 ITF Tampa, United States 15,000 Clay United States Natasha Subhash United States Rasheeda McAdoo
United States Katerina Stewart
3-6, 6-3, [10-6]
Win 5-1 Oct 2018 ITF Macon, United States 80,000 Hard United States Jessica Pegula Kazakhstan Anna Danilina
United States Ingrid Neel
6-1, 5-7, [11-9]
Loss 5-2 Feb 2019 ITF Rancho Santa Fe, United States 25,000 Hard United States Francesca Di Lorenzo United States Hayley Carter
United States Ena Shibahara
5-7, 2-6

Junior Grand Slam finals

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 2018 French Open Clay United States Cori Gauff 6-1, 3-6, 6-7(1-7)

Doubles: 5 (2 titles, 3 runner-ups)

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2016 Wimbledon Grass Georgia (country) Mariam Bolkvadze United States Usue Maitane Arconada
United States Claire Liu
2-6, 3-6
Loss 2017 Wimbledon Grass United States Whitney Osuigwe Serbia Olga Danilovi?
Slovenia Kaja Juvan
4-6, 3-6
Win 2018 French Open Clay Poland Iga ?wi?tek Japan Yuki Naito
Japan Naho Sato
6-2, 7-5
Loss 2018 Wimbledon Grass United States Whitney Osuigwe China Wang Xinyu
China Wang Xiyu
2-6, 1-6
Win 2018 US Open Hard United States Cori Gauff United States Hailey Baptiste
United States Dalayna Hewitt
6-3, 6-2

Performance timelines

(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.


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.

Tournament 2017 2018 2019 SR W-L Win %
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  - 
Career statistics
Tournaments 0 0 6 6
Titles 0 0 0 0
Finals 0 0 0 0
Overall Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 4-6 0 / 6 4-6 40%
Win%  -   -  40% 40%
Year-end ranking 724 682 $329,681


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