U.S. tennis player Madison Keys passed the semifinals of the U.S. Open on Wednesday for the second consecutive year, using her powerful serve and the fierce drive to beat Spain’s Carla Suarez 6-4, 6-3.
Although initially, both seemed equal, the momentum shifted in favor of Keys in the second set of the match of 83 minutes, where he dominated with his powerful service.
“I felt good today. You know being in front of an energetic crowd is always fun,” Keys said in a track interview. “I haven’t fully processed this game yet,” he added.
Kye, who scored six aces and avoided two breakage opportunities against him, told reporters that the adaptation to Suarez’s versatile play was critical.
“She does a very good job (…) of defending the bottom line and redirecting the ball,” Keys explained.
“So I knew I was going to have to play very well, but I also know it’s going to send strong blows and defend very well,” She said.
Keys, who lost last year’s final to Sloane Stephens, will now face Japan’s Naomi Osaka on Thursday.