Madison Keys News
On her way to the semi-final of the Australian Open, Keys pulled off big upsets to beat top-10 players Barbora Krejcikova and Paula Badosa, results that have left her upbeat about what lies ahead.
The world number one Barty overwhelmed 51st-ranked Keys 6-1, 6-3 in just 62 minutes with another American awaiting after the all-business Collins crushed Polish seventh seed Iga Swiatek 6-4, 6-1.
Follow live scores and updates from the Australian Open on Day 11 with focus on women's semi-finals.
Australian Open 2022: Ashleigh Barty wary of 'exceptional' Madison Keys, Danielle Collins ready for 'strong' Iga Swiatek
Two-time Grand Slam winner Barty is aiming to become the first Australian woman to win her home Grand Slam since Chris O'Neill in 1978 and will start as favourite.
The world number one dismantled the 21st-seeded American 6-2, 6-0 in 63 minutes on Rod Laver Arena to power into the last four at Melbourne Park for only the second time.
A resurgent Madison Keys said she was a different person to the one that lost an Australian Open semi-final in 2015.
Madison Keys will play either top-ranked Ash Barty or Jessica Pegula in the semi-finals.
Having survived the trial by fire against Halep, the seasoned French player will lead a bunch of surprise quarter-finalists at this year’s Australian Open.
Rafael Nadal survived an epic 28-minute tiebreak to seal his spot in the quarter-finals and top seed Ashleigh Barty joined him with victory over giant-killer Amanda Anisimova on Sunday.
Madison Keys warms up for Australian Open by beating Alison Riske in all-American Adelaide International final
Keys never allowed her compatriot a look into the contest powering her way to a 6-1, 6-2 victory in just over an hour to claim her sixth WTA title
Djokovic reached his 12th Wimbledon quarter-final and is looking for a sixth title at the All England Club, and a record-equaling 20th Grand Slam trophy.
Williams needed three sets to get by Mihaela Buzarnescu in the previous round and she clearly did not want to go the distance again this time, beating Collins 6-4, 6-4.
The official night program includes just one match in the main stadium each day; so far Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev have joined Nadal in being placed in that slot.
Italian Open, Grigor Dimitrov, Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, Roberto Bautista Agut, Tommy Paul, Nadia Podoroska, Serena Williams, Laura Siegemund, Madison Keys, Sloane Stephens
The top-ranked Barty rallied from a big third-set deficit and overcame a match point to win her opening match against qualifier Kristina Kucova, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5.
Qatar Open: Former champions Karolina Pliskova, Petra Kvitova, Victoria Azarenka through to quarters
It was Jabeur who defeated the Czech during their last encounter in Doha in 2020 but this time it was 2017 Qatar champion Pliskova who booked her ticket to her first hard-court quarter-final since 2020 Dubai.
Keys hit 24 winners against 13 for the sixth-seeded Bencic, who was coming off a loss to Iga Swiatek in the final of the Adelaide International on Saturday.
The charters and the early arrivals are all part of Tennis Australia's attempt to have the tournament happen despite a ban on international arrivals into the country.
The 25-year-old American's announcement came just hours after former world number one and three-time major winner Andy Murray said he too had tested positive for the virus.
Now that there is a plan in place for top-level tennis to resume - starting in August in Italy, then Washington, with Grand Slam action to follow in New York, then Paris, assuming the COVID-19 outbreak allows - it's time to consider ways in which the sport will look different.