Anyone watching Madison Keys?

Walenty

Professional
Very impressive comeback today after blowing a 5-1 lead to Mattek-Sands to win the set in a tiebreak and win in straight sets.

She plays Venus next and if she wins she'll play Serena in the semi's of Charleston. Could be interesting if she gets there too, her serve is of comparable quality to Serena's (I didn't say better).
 

marc45

G.O.A.T.
I'm glad Venus won :) Hope she can beat Aneres too.
i don't know....serena may have to show mercy to her...they never like this and seeing how they haven't played in over three years and the states of their game this could be ugly and unpleasant in a lot of ways...would serena double-bagel her sis?
 

romeo8880

G.O.A.T.
i don't know....serena may have to show mercy to her...they never like this and seeing how they haven't played in over three years and the states of their game this could be ugly and unpleasant in a lot of ways...would serena double-bagel her sis?



I think she will take it easy on Venus. Don't expect her to let her win though.
 

Lukhas

Legend
i don't know....serena may have to show mercy to her...they never like this and seeing how they haven't played in over three years and the states of their game this could be ugly and unpleasant in a lot of ways...would serena double-bagel her sis?
Don't think so. She'd do it the "Federer way": hold serve until the 7th game or something like this, press on the gas pedal to break, win the set 6-4 or 6-3. Rinse, repeat. That is, if they even meet: Venus' health isn't the best, wonder if she'll hold up. Technically and potentially she's better than most womens, but doesn't have the health to back it up anymore. This, and her serve: she either blows it, or fires aces.
 

ruerooo

Legend
Very impressive comeback today after blowing a 5-1 lead to Mattek-Sands to win the set in a tiebreak and win in straight sets.

She plays Venus next and if she wins she'll play Serena in the semi's of Charleston. Could be interesting if she gets there too, her serve is of comparable quality to Serena's (I didn't say better).
She'd have to keep her head in the game to beat the Williamses. I saw her versus Angelique Kerber in the AO and there were times she looked great, but she was outplayed strategically.
 

70後

Hall of Fame
Keys will imo end up the best out of the teen crop including Kristina, Laura and Sloane. Waiting for her to really physically mature.
 

TroutSc

Semi-Pro
She was fun to watch, hated seeing bms lose to her though after climbing back from 1/5. She was up in the tb, then we had a rain delay in the the tb, I think it impacted bms's momentum. Guess that's part of the game tho.
 

Walenty

Professional
First win over a top 10 opponent let alone a top 5 opponent. Interesting to see if she can make a run here to the quarters.
 

Moose Malloy

G.O.A.T.
MADRID, May 5 (Reuters) - American teenager Madison Keys was immersed in her algebra homework when she got the message that she was due on court in 10 minutes to play fifth seed and former French Open champion Li Na at the Madrid Open.

Lucky loser Keys quickly abandoned her books in the players' lounge as she made a dash for centre court after being handed a place in the main draw following the late withdrawal of Tamira Paszek through injury.

With no time to dwell on what was happening, the 18-year-old from Illinois quickly dismantled fifth-ranked Li's game to secure a shock 6-3 6-2 win for her first career victory against a top-10 opponent.

"I had practiced really early this morning and then kind of sat around waiting all day," Keys said.

"And then like 10 minutes before the match I got a text message saying 'yeah you're going on so go get ready'."

A product of the Evert Tennis Academy in Florida, Keys said not having time to think about the match worked in her favour.

"Just having no idea and then all of a sudden I was excited and the adrenalin was going and all that," the world number 63 said.

"I just kind of started playing and felt really good and I was able to win.

"Not overthinking it all day and sitting around and kind of worrying about it I think really helped."

Her opponent in the second round will be Spanish wildcard Anabel Medina Garrigues.
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/tennis-keys-unlocks-formula-shock-victory-over-li-205146804.html
 

boredone3456

G.O.A.T.
Awesome win for her. She has proven she can push top players and now she beats one. I think she can beat Medina Garrigues in the 2nd round to. I like Keys...she needs to work on her serve and maybe get some more precision on her groundies...but she is something to watch. Its pretty shocking..for all the talk about the poor state of women's tennis after the Williams for the USA...there are 12 ladies in the top 100 as of last Mondays rankings..and Keys is definitely a promising member of that group.
 

70後

Hall of Fame
Madison is taking huge strides forward in her game without any fuss. Li said she will be top 10 if she keeps playing like this. Another 3-5 years of pro seasoning and if she makes it through that without big injury or burnout problems, Keys will likely be a major force. In her age group, she will imo be better than either Kristina or Laura. On the other hand, Sloane keeps on and on talking in the media without focusing on her game. This time next year, SS will be lucky to be still top 100.
 

Duncan Bell

Hall of Fame
Superb result - Li is still working her way back from that ankle injury, but kudos to Madison - great to see her doing well.
 

spinovic

Hall of Fame
I think Keys will be better than Stephens. I think she has a bigger game and more potential. Perhaps she will benefit from a gradual rise vs. a magical slam run like Stephens had. It seems Sloane has struggled much since Oz, whereas Keys is just grinding along, getting better each tournament.
 

dirtballer

Professional
I think Keys will be better than Stephens. I think she has a bigger game and more potential. Perhaps she will benefit from a gradual rise vs. a magical slam run like Stephens had. It seems Sloane has struggled much since Oz, whereas Keys is just grinding along, getting better each tournament.
I agree. To me, Stephens seems a little stiff and plays too upright - not on her toes and not enough knee flex.
 
Lauren Davis has the potential to be really good as well. Although it is a bit early to tell, young Victoria Duvall is coming along nicely with her game.
 

spinovic

Hall of Fame
I agree. To me, Stephens seems a little stiff and plays too upright - not on her toes and not enough knee flex.
Admittedly, I haven't watched either of them enough to say too much with any certainty.

She does seem a little stiff, but I can overlook that because she seems to move pretty well. I think she needs to develop a weapon. She needs some type of signature - typically a shot, but it could be something else. Of course, she is only 19, and it takes time to develop that sort of thing sometimes.

Keys, on the other hand, has power. Her serve and forehand should both be big shots as she develops and improves. She just needs to keep improving - backhand and movement for sure. I like her potential.

Sloane gets all the buzz, and rightfully so, based on the SF run in Australia. But, as I said, I think Keys is going to be the dominant player from this group of American women.
 

Walenty

Professional
Can't seem to follow up the big win with another win. Consistency is what she's looking for anyway, maybe it'll come in time.
 
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