Madison Keys continued her resurgent 2022 season by advancing to the Australian Open semifinals.
And resurgent may be a significant understatement.
Her 6-3, 6-2 quarterfinal win over French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova on Tuesday was her tenth match win in a row and eleventh of the brand new yr. That features 5 wins up to now at Melbourne Park, 5 in successful the Adelaide Worldwide title 10 days in the past and one at a Melbourne match within the first week of the season.
Her complete variety of wins in all of 2021? That very same quantity, 11.
“I did every little thing I may to relaxation this offseason and give attention to beginning recent and new . . . ranging from zero and never specializing in final yr,” Keys stated in her on-court interview. “I believe it is going properly up to now!”
Final week, Keys gave extra particulars on how horrible 2021 was for her.
“I used to be simply at a really excessive nervousness degree the entire time,” Keys stated. “I wasn’t sleeping as properly. It felt like there was actually a weight on my chest simply because I grew to become so targeted and obsessive about it that I wasn’t having fun with actually something as a result of it’s all that I used to be enthusiastic about.”
Krejcikova took a medical timeout whereas trailing 5-2 within the first set from what might need been warmth stress, and gave the impression to be torpid at occasions in the course of the 35-minute second set.
Keys will play both top-ranked Ash Barty or Jessica Pegula within the semifinals. Barty and Pegula have been enjoying an evening match on Rod Laver Enviornment.
Rafael Nadal’s quest for a males’s report twenty first Grand Slam singles title continues when he takes on Denis Shapovalov within the late afternoon on Rod Laver. The opposite males’s quarterfinal on Day 9 between Gael Monfils and Wimbledon finalist Matteo Berrettini closes the night time program.
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