American Keys relishing underdog status in Melbourne

25/1/2022 9:38:00 AM

American Keys relishing underdog status in Melbourne

American Keys relishing underdog status in Melbourne

MELBOURNE : Madison Keys said she is enjoying her underdog status after reaching her first Grand Slam semi-final in four years with an upset of fourth seed Barbora Krejcikova at the Australian Open on Tuesday.Keys continued her strong start to the season on Rod Laver Arena as she toppled the French Open c

MELBOURNE : Madison Keys said she is enjoying her underdog status after reaching her first Grand Slam semi-final in four years with an upset of fourth seed Barbora Krejcikova at the Australian Open on Tuesday.Keys continued her strong start to the season on Rod Laver Arena as she toppled the French Open champion 6-3 6-2 under the Melbourne sun to return to the semi-finals in Australia for only the second time.

The 26-year-old, who won only 11 matches in a dismal 2021 season, is on a 10-match winning streak this year and won the Adelaide International 2 warm-up tournament earlier this month."It's been kind of nice to be the underdog for the first time in a long time," said the American, who will take on world number one Ash Barty or compatriot Jessica Pegula for a place in the final.

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