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Cincinnati Update
13th August 2012
Madison was awarded a wildcard for the qualifying event at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati and scored two wins to reach the main draw. In the first round, Madison defeated Garbine Muguruza of Spain 7-6 3-6 6-1 and followed up that win with a win over Timea Babos of Hungary. Madison won 6-3 6-2 to reach the main draw.

In Tuesday's first round match, Madison will play Roberta Vinci of Italy. Madison has never played Vinci before.
Madison out of Wimbledon
20th June 2012
Madison was knocked out of the qualifying event at Wimbledon in the second round by No.4 seed Misaki Doi of Japan.  Madison lost 7-5 5-7 3-6 in a tough battle.
Madison through in Wimbledon
19th June 2012
Madison is through to the second round of the qualifying event at Wimbledon after she defeated Marta Domachowska of Poland 6-1 6-3 in her first appearance in the senior event.

In the second round, Madison will play No.4 seed Misaki Doi of Japan.  Madison has never played the 21-year-old before.
Radwanska defeats Madison in Miami
23rd March 2012
Madison is out of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami in the second round after she lost 1-6 1-6 to No.5 seed Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland in 62 minutes.

Miami Photos
Madison defeats Rybarikova in Miami
21st March 2012
Madison upset world No.92 Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia 6-7 6-2 6-1 to advance to the second round of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami.

With this win Madison moves up to around 215 provisionally.

In Friday's second round match, Madison will play No.5 seed Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland.  They have never played before.

Miami first round photos
Madison moves into Miami Main Draw
20th March 2012
Madison defeated No.19 seed Anastasia Rodionova of Russia  2-6 6-1 6-4 in 1 hour and 55 minutes to advance to the main draw of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami.

In Wednesday's first round match, Madison will play Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia.
Madison wins first match in Miami
19th March 2012
Madison upset No.8 seed Olga Govortsova of Belarus in the first round of qualifying at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami.  Madison won 6-3 5-7 6-4 in 2 hours and 38 minutes.

In the final round of qualifying, Madison will play No.19 seed Anastasia Rodionova of Australia on Tuesday.  Madison has never played Rodionova before.
Miami Qualifying Daw
18th March 2012
The draw for the qualifying at the Sony Ericsson Open has been released and Madison will play Olga Govortsova of Belarus in first round on Monday, Madison has never played Govortsova before.

To advance to the main draw, Madison needs to win two matches.
Indian Wells Qualifying Daw
4th March 2012
Madison came through the pre-qualifying event to earn a wildcard for the qualifying draw at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.

In Monday's first round match, Madison will play No.1 seed Greta Arn of Hungary.  Madison has never played Arn before.  To advance to the main draw, Madison needs to win two matches.
Madison out of the Australian Open
17th January 2012
Madison's Australian Open campaign is over in the first round as she lost 2-6 1-6 to Jie Zheng of China in 62 minutes.

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Australian Open Draw
12th January 2012
The draw for Madison's first Australian Open has been released and she will play recent Auckland champion Jie Zheng of China in the first round.  Madison has never played Zheng before.

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Madison wins Australian Open Wildcard
19th December 2011
Madison has won a wildcard for the main draw at the Australian Open as defeated Gail Brodsky 6-3 64 in the US wildcard playoff.

Madison, who was the No.6 seed in the eight woman, single elimination draw, was nearly beaten in the quarterfinals, saving a match point down 7-6 in the third set to beat No.3 seed Jamie Hampton, 36 64 97. She then recorded another comeback victory in the semifinals, ousting No.2 seed Alison Riske, 36 64 61.

After the win, Madison said: "I prefer not to go three sets if I have the choice, but if I lose the first set then of course I want to go three. just try and focus on playing better than I did in the previous set." I'm starting to like these wildcard play-offs. I didn't feel any pressure. I'm one of the younger ones still so I'm not supposed to win these matches. I knew she was getting pressured by my power. My serve came in handy."
Halloween Surprise!
3rd November 2011
Madison's cousin, Finley Blair, invited Madison to surprise his 10 and under tournament class on Halloween.

Many of the class watched Madison on TV as she competed in this year’s US Open. Madison was in town playing in the Hilton DFW Lakes Women’s $50,000 Tennis Classic.

The class was thrilled with the visit and to be able to ask her questions about her professional career. Each student got the exciting privilege of hitting with Madison as well as having their picture made with her.
Madison out of junior US Open
8th September 2011
Madison's run at the US Open junior event is over as she lost to 14-year-old Francoise Abanda of Canada.  Madison lost 5-7 1-6 in the second round.
Madison wins first match in junior event at US Open
5th September 2011
Madison defeated Emily Fanning of New Zealand in the first round of the junior event at the US Open.  Madison won 6-1 6-7 6-3 in 1 hour and 54 minutes.

In the second round, Madison will play Francoise Abanda of Canada.  Madison has never played the 14-year-old before.
US Open Junior Draw
4th September 2011
The draw for the junior event at the US Open has been released and Madison is seeded No.12 and will play Emily Fanning of New Zealand in the first round.  Madison has never played Fanning before.

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This is Madison's second appearance in the junior event here having lost to Monica Puig last year in the first round.
Madison out of US Open
31st August 2011
Madison fought hard in her second round match at the US Open against No.27 seed Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic but it wasn't enough as she lost 6-3 5-7 4-6.

Madison started the match playing flawless tennis by going up 5-0 and only dropping 2 points, Madison did tighten a little by dropping the next 3 games but took the set 6-3.

Madison opened up the 2nd set with an immediate break of serve but Safarova was able to level the set 2-2.  Towards the end of the set, Madison had 3 points to force a tie-break but was unable to take them as Safarova took the 2nd set 7-5.

In the 3rd set, Madison broke Safarova for a 2-1 lead and had points for 3-1 lead but was unable to convert them as Safarova broke for 2-2.  Madison broke serve again to lead 4-3 but was unable to keep the momentum as Safarova took the next 3 games to take the match.

Madison will be playing in the junior event here next week.
US Open 1st Round Interview
29th August 2011
Q. Talk about your first experience here.
MADISON KEYS: This is my first time in the main draw here, and obviously it was a good first day. It's just been awesome. I'm really excited, and hopefully I have another good match Wednesday.

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Madison wins first ever match in a Grand Slam
29th August 2011
At the age of 16 Madison won her first ever match in a Grand Slam main draw as she defeated Jill Craybas 6-2 6-4 at the US Open.

Madison was up 6-2 4-1, Craybas came back to level the set 4-4 but Madison won the next two games to take the match when Craybas hit a backhand long.

In Wednesday's second round, Madison will play No.27 seed Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic.  Madison has never played Safarova before.
US Open Draw
25th August 2011
The draw for Madison's first maindraw in a Grand Slam has been released.  In the first round of the US Open Madison will play Jill Craybas of the United States.  Madison hasn't played Craybas before.

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World Tennis Magazine Video and Story
23rd August 2011
Madison was interviewed by Christopher Lancette of World Tennis Magazine during the US Open Wildcard Playoff''s, check out the video in the column opposite.

World Tennis Magazine also did a story on Madison's run, check it out here.
Madison earns spot in US Open main draw
22nd August 2011
Madison will be playing in her first main draw of a Grand Slam at the US Open in New York next week. 

Madison defeated Beatrice Capra 3-6 6-4 6-0 in the final of the US Open Wilcard Playoffs.

The draw for the US Open will take place at the end of the week and main draw action begins on August 29th.
Madison out of Lexington
22nd July 2011
Madison is out of the $50K Challenger in Lexington as she lost 3-6 7-6 3-6 to No.2 seed Alison Riske of the United States.
Madison through to Lexington 2nd Round
20th July 2011
Madison defeated former world No.43 Lindsay Lee-Waters of the United States 6-1 7-5 to advance to the 2nd round of the $50K Challenger in Lexington.

In the the 2nd round, Madison will play No.2 seed Alison Riske of the United States.
Madison to play challenger in Lexington
18th July 2011
The draw for the $50K Challenger in Lexington, Ky has been released and Madison is unseeded and will play Lindsay Lee-Waters of the United States in the 1st round.

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Barty knocks Madison out of Wimbledon
30th June 2011
Madison is out of the junior event in the third round after she lost 3-6 7-6 4-6 in 1 hour and 54 minutes to No.12 seed Ashleigh Barty of Australia.
Madison keeps up the form at Wimbledon
28th June 2011
Madison defeated Zarah Razafimahatratra of Madagascar to advance to the third round of the junior event at Wimbledon.  Madison won 6-2 6-1 in 55 minutes.

In the third round, Madison will play either No.12 seed Ashleigh Barty of Australia or Katharina Lehnert of Germany.
Madison starts Wimbledon campaign with a win
25th June 2011
Madison upset No.8 seed Victoria Bosio of Argentina to advance to the second round of the junior event at Wimbledon.  Madison won her match 6-4 6-0 in 64 minutes.

n the second round, Madison will play Zarah Razafimahatratra of Madagascar.  Madison has never played Razafimahatratra before.
Madison knocked out of Miami
22nd March 2011
Madison put up a good fight against the Swiss veteran Patty Schnyder at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami in the 1st round but it wasn't enough as she lost 6-3 1-6 6-7.
Miami Draw
20th March 2011
The draw for the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami has been released and Madison is up against Swiss veteran Patty Schnyder in the 1st round.  Madison has never played Schnyder before.

Miami is Madison's 2nd appearance in a WTA main draw and she was awarded a wildcard.
Madison's junior campaign over
5th September 2010
Madison was knocked out of the junior event at the US Open in the 1st round.  Madison lost 4-6 4-6 to No.5 seed Monica Puig of Puerto Rico in 1 hour and 18 minutes.

US Open Qualifying draw released
23rd August 2010
The qualifying draw for Madison's first senior Grand Slam at the US Open in New York has been released and she will play No.21 seed Maria Elena Camerin of Italy in the 1st round on Tuesday.  Madison has never played the Italian before.

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Wilson US Open Interview
23rd August 2010

Wilson catches up with Madison as she prepares for her 1st US Open in New York.

Madison awarded US Open qualifying wildcard
18th August 2010
Madison will be playing her first Grand Slam at senior level at the US Open as she has been awarded a wildcard for the qualifying event which begins on August 24th.

After being awarded the wildcard, Madison said: "
I am really excited to play in my first grand slam, especially since it is the US Open. I have been working really hard and I can't wait to get to NY."
Wilson - We're Next
12th July 2010

Madison Keys is part of the next generation of the WTA Tour. Wilson prides itself on supporting players from the local courts all the way to Ashe Stadium at the US Open.
Get to know our rising star Madison Keys.

Wilson- We’re Next

Madison Keys: Young Money
7th April 2010
http://rise.espn.go.com/tennis/articles/2010/04/07-Big-Story-Keys.aspx
By: Jon Mahoney, Christopher Parish, Matt Remsberg, Brian A. Giuffra and Jared Zwerling


For 15-year-old Madison Keys, it was tennis fashion -- not the game -- that launched her career. When Keys was a 4-year-old watching Venus Williams on TV at Wimbledon, she wanted a dress like hers. Her parents not only bought her one but also a racket. Just six years later, she began training at a prestigious tennis academy, and by 13, she was a pro. Since then, Keys, who plays in both WTA and ITF events, won her pro debut at 14 and even beat Venus’ sister, Serena, during a World TeamTennis match. Up next: April’s Easter Bowl and then … Wimbledon. -- J.Z.


When I tried tennis, I loved it.

I played against my garage door, then on my driveway and then my parents took me to the court after school every day. I started taking lessons three times a week when I was seven and then I started playing in tournaments when I was nine. When I was 10 and a half, I moved from Illinois to Florida to go to Evert Tennis Academy.

I was a little bit sad because I was leaving my friends, but I was excited to play tennis all day. The academy has helped me a ton and I’ve also made a lot of friends.

My typical day is drilling from 9 to 11 a.m. and homeschooling from 12 to 3 p.m. with Kaplan Virtual Education, an online high school. Then, I play matches from 3 to 5 p.m., do fitness from 5 to 6 p.m. and then homework from 7 to 9 p.m.

I was surprised that I played as well as I did against Serena. I served out of my mind.

It was different because everyone was wondering how I felt, but once it was over I was pretty much focused on getting ready to play doubles. If I was compared to Serena, great, but I’m not really worried about who I’m compared to.

I think that I’m one of the up-and-coming USA players and I’m more just worried about being my own person.

Being only 15 and going to so many different places is a great experience. I've been to almost every state. I've also visited Australia, Italy, France, Brazil, Peru, Canada, the Bahamas, Mexico, Spain, Puerto Rico and Costa Rica. Actually, in Costa Rica there was an earthquake during one of my matches. I’m really excited to go to England this year for Wimbledon. I'm playing as a junior.

When I travel, I’m open to trying different things. When I went to Australia this year, I ate kangaroo. It was like chewy steak.

My life hasn’t changed a lot since I’ve become a pro, but definitely having Wilson and Nike (as sponsors) has been amazing.

My life is pretty balanced, and I don’t think there’s really anything I wish I could have more time for. My sisters and my friends are very good at keeping me grounded. If someone sees me sometimes, they’ll recognize me. One time, after I won a match at the Coffee Bowl in Costa Rica, a little girl asked me to sign my full name across her forehead in blue marker.

Madison's Australian run over
27th January 2010
Madison Australian dream is over as she is out of the quarters in the juniors doubles event with Ester Goldfeld of the United States.  They lost in a hard fought match to #1 seeds: Timea Babos of Hungary and Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada.  The lost 6-4 3-6 9-11.

Madison's next tournament will be a junior event in Argentina beginning on February 22nd.
Mixed day for Madison in Australia
26th January 2010
Madison is out of the junior singles event at the Australian Open as she lost 6-3 5-7 2-6 to  #16 seed Yana Buchina of Russia in the 2nd round but later on the day she moved into the quarters in the juniors doubles event with Ester Goldfeld of the United States.  They defeated Anna-Lena Friedsam of Germany and Mai Grage of Denmark 1-6 6-3 10-8.
Madison wins in Australia
24th January 2010
Madison won her first match of 2010 at the Australian Open as she she defeated Viktorija Raijcic of Australia in the 1st round.  Madison won  6-3 6-4 in 1 hour and 4 minutes.  In the 2nd round, Madison will play #16 seed Yana Buchina of Russia.  They have never played before.  This match will be played on Tuesday and is the 2nd match on Court 11 and the schedule begins at 11.00 local time (1.00 CET, 19.00 ET & 16.00 PT).
Australian Open junior draw released
23rd January 2010
The draw for the junior event at the Australian Open has been released and Madison is unseeded and will play Viktorija Raijcic of Australia in the 1st round.  They have never played before.  This match will be played on Sunday and is the 3rd match on court 10 and the schedule begins at 11.00 local time.  The 1st seed Madison can meet is #16 seed Yana Buchina of Russia in the 2nd round.

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This is Madison's first appearance at the Australian Open.

Madison to wear Nike Maria Sharapova Line
15th January 2010
Madison will start 2010 wearing the Nike Maria Sharapova line. Madison will wear the tank and skirt in different color combinations throughout the year.  The other players wearing the line are: Kai-Chen Chang (Taiwan), Julia Goerges (Germany) and Anastasia Pivovarova (Russia).

Welcome to Madison's official website
12th January 2010
Hi and welcome to everyone visiting Madison's official website.  I hope everyone enjoys the visit and keep checking back for all Madison news.  Madison's next tournament will be February 15th a challenger in Surprise, Arizona.
 
 

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