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Madison Keys reaches US Open semi-finals, to face Naomi Osaka

Madison Keys is into her third semi-final in the past five Grand Slam tournaments, including two in a row at the US Open.

tennis Updated: Sep 06, 2018 08:22 IST
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Madison Keys celebrates match point against Carla Suarez Navarro in her US Open quarterfinal match.(USA TODAY Sports)

Madison Keys reached the semi-finals at a second consecutive U.S. Open, beating No. 30 Carla Suarez Navarro 6-4, 6-3.

Keys, a 23-year-old American who is seeded No. 14, overwhelmed Suarez Navarro with her powerful serve and groundstrokes, building a 22-10 edge in winners.

Keys faced only two break points, one while serving for the victory in the final game, and saved both.

READ: Naomi Osaka becomes first Japanese woman in Grand Slam semi-final in 22 years

She has made it to the final four at three of the past five Grand Slam tournaments but is still seeking her first major championship.

Keys was the runner-up to Sloane Stephens at the U.S. Open in 2017, then lost to Stephens in the French Open semifinals this year.

She will face No. 20 Naomi Osaka in Thursday’s semi-finals. Serena Williams faces Anastasija Sevastova in the other semi-final

First Published: Sep 06, 2018 08:22 IST