Madison Keys returns to US Open quarter-finals
American 14th seed Madison Keys, who was defeated by compatriot Sloane Stephens in the 2017 championship match, fired 25 winners to Dominika Cibulkova’s seven.Updated: Sep 03, 2018 23:30 IST
Last year’s runner-up Madison Keys returned to the US Open quarter-finals on Monday with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Slovakia’s Dominika Cibulkova.
American 14th seed Keys, who was defeated by compatriot Sloane Stephens in the 2017 championship match, fired 25 winners to Cibulkova’s seven.
The 23-year-old will face either former champion Maria Sharapova or Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro for a place in the semi-finals.
“I am really glad I got the win,” said Keys after reaching her third Grand Slam quarter-final of the season.
“Dominika is a good player so even though I was a set and 2-0 ahead, it wasn’t surprising that she would come back and win a few games.
“So I just had to focus on getting some first serves in and wait for the right ball.
First Published: Sep 03, 2018 23:30 IST