31
Aug
11

Madison Keys loses her match, but wins the praise of all Amercans who can now have some hope for Womens tennis after the Williams sisters are gone.

After the match, Safarova praised her opponent. “It’s tough for me to say as a player whether someone can make it (on tour), but she’s just 16 years old and already playing at a top-50 level,” she said. “She has the potential for sure.”

The 16-year-old Madison Keys came within a handful of points from pulling off the biggest win of her career, but she ended up coming out on the losing end of her thrilling three-set match against No. 27 seed Lucie Safarova, falling 3-6, 7-5, 6-4. Keys opened up the match playing near flawless tennis, winning 16 of the first 18 points. Up 5-0 and with set points on Safarova’s serve, the young American began to tighten up, wasting two set points at 5-0 and two more at 5-1. However, she made good on her second try serving out the set, holding at love with a service winner. “I was willing to wait in the beginning and see if she would get nervous or make easy mistakes, but she really surprised me with how well she played,” Safarova said. “I didn’t feel well out on court in the beginning though.”

Keys showed tremendous composure in regrouping after losing the second set, taking advantage of a poor serving game from Safarova to break for a 2-1 lead. Keys had three game points for a 3-1 lead, but was unable to convert on any of them and lost her serve to level the match at 2-2. With Safarova serving at 3-3, a lengthy four-deuce game ensued that featured some of the best rallies of the match. A strong return of serve from Keys secured the break and a 4-3 lead, but she immediately lost her own serve once again to even things up at 4-4. One game later, Keys served to stay in the match at 4-5. She quickly went down 0-40 and sent a forehand long on Safarova’s second match point to wrap up play after over two hours on court.

 

 

 

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