Caty McNally among the few with a female coach

WIMBLEDON, England – Caty McNally was one of the few female contestants at Wimbledon with a female coach: Her mother, Lynn Nabors McNally.

Mum doesn’t tour full-time with Caty – someone she’s worked with for six years, Kevin O’Neill, does – but they use a two-coach setup at the biggest events, including Grand Slams.

McNally, a 21-year-old from the Greater Cincinnati suburb of Madeira, was the runner-up in women’s doubles at the US Open each of the last two years, once with Coco Gauff and once with Taylor Townsend. She wishes female coaches weren’t so rare at the professional level. There are only 13 women ranked in the Top 200 with a female coach; four of those coaches are the player’s mother.

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