Madison Keys Won A Wildcard for The Main Draw At The Australian Open 2012

Madison Keys

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.

Keys, 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.

“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,” Keys said after toughing out her semifinal victory. “I just try and focus on playing better than I did in the previous set.”

History would not repeat itself in Sunday’s final, as Keys won the first set against No.5 seed Gail Brodsky then closed her out in straights, 63 64.

“I’m starting to like these wildcard play-offs,” said Keys, who won a similar event in the summer to get a wildcard for the US Open. “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.”

Madison Keys :

Madison Keys (born February 17, 1995) is an American tennis player who, on July 13, 2009 at the age of 14, as a member of the Philadelphia Freedoms, beat reigning Wimbledon champion Serena Williams in women’s singles by a score of 5–1. Keys earned her first main draw into the 2011 U.S. Open by beating Beatrice Capra in a wildcard playoff on Aug. 21, 2011.

Residence Boca Raton, Florida
Born February 17, 1995 (age 16) Rock Island, Illinois
Height 5′ 10″
Turned pro 17-Feb-09
Plays Right handed (two-handed backhand)
Career prize money US$ 62,147
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