TIE BREAK RECORD
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MEET MADISON KEYS
“Madison Keys will become No.1 in the world in the next 24-36 months and win grand slams.” Those were the bold words of Brad Gilbert in February 2015. Watching the young American, it’s easy to see why Gilbert was so impressed. Thanks to her natural power and authoritative approach, Keys has the ability to dominate matches. In June 2016, she became the first American woman to break into the Top-10 since Serena Williams in 1999. Promisingly for Keys, the two women share a number of strengths. Both have athletic physiques, power to burn on all shots and an aggressive mind-set. The difficulty for Keys has often been harnessing the many weapons in her game. But as she becomes more experienced on tour, her consistency is steadily improving. So far, Keys’ best results have come on grass – she reached the quarter-final at Wimbledon in 2015 and her two titles to date were won at Birmingham and Eastbourne. But her grand slam results – she has made at least the fourth round at all four majors – indicate that she a game suited to all surfaces. While the young American may not have scaled the heights predicted by Gilbert yet, she still has time. With the compatible Lindsay Davenport as her coach and injury troubles hopefully behind her, Keys looks set for the very top.
‘I like to think that my game suits Tie Break Tens well, so hopefully I can get on a roll! It will be difficult because there are so many great players in this event and it’s going to be about who executes their game the best in what is just a short sprint to the finish line. That’s what makes it fun and appealing though, and I can’t wait to be part of it.’
TIE BREAK STRENGTHS
Blessed with raw power, Keys is an offensive baseline player who likes to take charge of rallies. All of her strokes are hit with considerable weight.
Fast and dominant, Keys’ first serve can reach 120mph. But it’s the heavier kick serve that causes the most damage. She will expect to win a host of free points on serve during a Tie Break.
At 22-years-old Keys has all the benefits of youth – eagerness, athleticism & fearlessness – on her side.
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