A semifinalist 12 months ago, McHale looked in store for another near-miss when she trailed Siniakova by a set and a break. However, a timely rain delay and a run of eight straight games turned the match on its head as the American closed out a 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory.
"I don't even want to put my trophy down - I just want to hold it all the time," McHale said during the trophy presentation. "I've been coming to this tournament for a few years now and I really love it here."
"It's very special for me. This is a very nice tournament; I feel like I'm in France because the people are very friendly and supportive of me! Everyone was with me today and that helps so much when it's a tough score."
Dodin twice reached the second round of major tournaments in 2015, but coming into this week in Québec, the fearless Frenchwoman had never won a main draw match outside the Grand Slams - though she did reach the semifinals of a WTA 125K Series event in Limoges.
Notable singles ranking movers for the week of September 19, 2016.
Oceane Dodin (FRA), +39 (No.132 to 93): Following her maiden WTA title at the Coupe Banque Nationale, Dodin made her Top 100 debut and sits at a career-high of No.93..
Lauren Davis (USA), +21 (No.104 to 83): Québec City finalist also made a big leap, jumping up 21 spots to return to inside the Top100.
Katerina Siniakova (CZE), +12 (No.65 to 53): Despite coming up just short in the final at the Tokyo International, Siniakova earned a 12-spot ranking jump to reach her career highest ranking.
Christina McHale (USA), +11 (No.53 to 42): McHale claimed her maiden WTA title in Tokyo, and along with it she earned a spot back inside the Top 50.
Shuai Zhang (CHN), +9 (No.49 to 40): Zhang's run to the semifinals in Tokyo puts her new ranking at No.40, inching closer to her career-high of No.30 back in 2014
TOP 20 PLAYER SCHEDULES
1. Angelique Kerber - Wuhan
2. Serena Williams - Wuhan
3. Garbiñe Muguruza - Tokyo, Wuhan
4. Agnieszka Radwanska - Tokyo, Wuhan
5. Simona Halep- Wuhan
6. Karolina Pliskova - Tokyo, Wuhan
7. Venus Williams - Wuhan
8. Carla Suárez Navarro - Tokyo, Wuhan
9. Madison Keys - Tokyo, Wuhan
10. Svetlana Kuznetsova - Wuhan
11. Victoria Azarenka
12. Dominika Cibulkova - Tokyo, Wuhan
13. Johanna Konta - Wuhan
14. Timea Bacsinszky - Wuhan
15. Roberta Vinci - Guangzhou, Wuhan
16. Petra Kvitova - Tokyo, Wuhan
17. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova - Tokyo, Wuhan
18. Samantha Stosur - Tokyo, Wuhan
19. Elena Vesnina
20. Elina Svitolina - Tokyo, Wuhan
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
Best wishes to those celebrating birthdays this week:
Chan Hao-Ching (TPE) - September 19, 1993
Sabine Lisicki (GER) - September 22, 1989
Andreea Mitu (ROU) - September 22, 1991
Klaudia Jans-Ignacik (POL) - September 24, 1984
Monica Niculescu (ROU) - September 25, 1987