Brisbane International: Americans Madison Keys, Alison Riske and Danielle Collins notch up straight-sets victories to make quarter-finals

Eighth seed Keys was pushed in the first set by hometown favourite and former US Open champion Samantha Stosur but eventually prevailed 7-5, 6-3 in 78 minutes

Reuters January 08, 2020 15:08:05 IST
Brisbane International: Americans Madison Keys, Alison Riske and Danielle Collins notch up straight-sets victories to make quarter-finals
  • Riske became the first player to book her spot in the quarter-finals with a 6-3, 6-4 win over the Czech Republic’s Barbora Strycova

  • Eighth seed Keys was pushed in the first set by former US Open champion Samantha Stosur but eventually prevailed 7-5, 6-3 in 78 minutes

  • Danielle Collins beat her Kazakh opponent Yulia Putintseva 6-1, 6-0 in just 58 minutes

Americans Madison Keys, Alison Riske and Danielle Collins advanced to the quarter-finals of the Brisbane Open after all three recorded straight-sets victories in Wednesday’s singles matches.

Riske became the first player to book her spot in the quarter-finals with a 6-3, 6-4 win over the Czech Republic’s Barbora Strycova.

Brisbane International Americans Madison Keys Alison Riske and Danielle Collins notch up straightsets victories to make quarterfinals

File image of Madison Keys. Reuters

The 29-year-old American, who lost to Strycova in their previous two meetings, broke her Czech opponent five times in the 93-minute encounter to set up a potential clash with second seed Karolina Pliskova.

“It was a good win for me,” Riske told reporters. “(Strycova is) going to be a tough out every time you play her. She makes a lot of balls, she’s in every point and she’s battling until the end.”

Eighth seed Keys was pushed in the first set by hometown favourite and former US Open champion Samantha Stosur but eventually prevailed 7-5, 6-3 in 78 minutes.

Keys fired 10 aces and 24 winners past the Australian wildcard to beat Stosur for the first time in four attempts and set up an all-American quarter-final clash with Collins, who beat Yulia Putintseva 6-1 6-0.

Collins saved all five break points she faced and broke her Kazakh opponent six times to wrap up the match in just 58 minutes, winning 80% of her second serve points.

Australian top seed and world number one Ash Barty, who received a bye into the last-16, plays her first match on Thursday against American qualifier Jennifer Brady while Pliskova takes on Ajla Tomljanovic.

Updated Date:

Subscribe to Moneycontrol Pro at ₹499 for the first year. Use code PRO499. Limited period offer. *T&C apply

also read

AITA asks age fraud suspects to undergo TW3 test ahead of national championships
Sports

AITA asks age fraud suspects to undergo TW3 test ahead of national championships

A group of parents had recently approached the All India Tennis Association (AITA), requesting it to stop over-aged players from competing in lower age categories.

Veteran Gilles Simon to step away from tennis tour for a while, says 'heart not in it'
Sports

Veteran Gilles Simon to step away from tennis tour for a while, says 'heart not in it'

The 36-year-old Frenchman wrote on Twitter on Friday that mental health is also a concern.

Andrey Rublev beats Marton Fucsovics in Rotterdam final to win fourth title in seven months
Sports

Andrey Rublev beats Marton Fucsovics in Rotterdam final to win fourth title in seven months

Since September Andrey Rublev has won titles in Hamburg, St Petersburg and Vienna, and was on the Russian team which won the non-ranking ATP Cup last month.