Madison Keys has a magical start to the year at the Australian Open

(Melbourne) Madison Keys continued her revival at the start of 2022 by reaching the semi-final round of the Australian Open.

Posted yesterday at 11:39 p.m.

And the word rebirth might even be too weak.

Her straight-set 6-3, 6-2 quarter-final win over French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova on Tuesday marked her tenth straight win and an 11e since the start of 2022. That streak includes five wins so far at Melbourne Park, five more in his crowning glory at the Adelaide tournament ten days ago and a first in a tournament played in the first week of the year also in Melbourne.

His total number of victories in all of 2021? The same, 11.

“I did everything I could to rest during the off-season and focus on making a fresh start. To start from scratch and not to think about last year, commented Keys in his interview on the court after his victory. I think it’s going well so far! »

Last week, Keys gave more details about the horrible year 2021 she had.

“I just felt a very high level of anxiety all the time,” she said. “I wasn’t sleeping either. I felt like I actually had a weight on my chest because I was obsessed with it (the bad results) and didn’t appreciate next to nothing because I only thought about it. »

Krejcikova called for a medical time-out as she trailed 5-2 in the first set. She appears to have suffered heatstroke as she appeared lethargic at times.

Keys is scheduled to face favorite Ash Barty or Jessica Pegula in the semi-final round. Barty and Pegula were playing in the evening at Rod Laver Arena.

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