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Madison Keys returns to winning circle with Adelaide triumph – Adelaide News

The 26-12 months-previous former high-10 participant, who made it to the winning circle after greater than two years, dominated the 66-minute contest from begin to end. She improved her report in WTA singles finals to 6-5, having now crushed a fellow American to win two of these titles. She additionally improved her report towards her nation-mates to 42-20.

Entering Adelaide at world No.87, her lowest rating in 9 years, Keys will return to the highest-60 by winning the title. This week, the previous world No.7 defeated 5 gamers ranked forward of her, together with three seeds in No.2 Elina Svitolina of Ukraine, No.8 Ludmilla Samsonova of Russia and No.3 Coco Gauff of the US.

She additionally prolonged her dominance towards Riske to six wins in seven profession conferences, a streak that dates again eight years. Saturday’s victory was essentially the most one-sided win within the pair’s head-to-head historical past. Keys dropped 4 video games (6-2, 6-2) in her first victory towards Riske on the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in 2014, whereas 4 of their prior conferences had gone into three units.

“I’m really happy with how today went. I think I started really well and just had the momentum. There were a couple of opportunities where momentum could have switched, and I think I did a really good job of just regrouping and continuing to focus on my side of the court. Really happy to get a win,” Keys was quoted as saying by wtatennis.com.

” I think the biggest takeaway is that things can switch at any moment. As long as you can continue to have the right mindset and keep going for things and keep working hard, things will get better if they’re not going well as long as you just have the right mindset and continue to have a good attitude about it.

“I’m simply actually blissful that I’ve been in a position to put lots of good matches collectively. But the largest factor that I’m taking away from this week is even after being in positions the place I misplaced the primary set or issues won’t be going my means, simply having a very collected mindset of I can determine this out, and if I do not I am going again onto the observe court docket and I determine it out tomorrow. Being actually acutely aware of that on the court docket.”

Unable to play in Australia a year ago due to a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, Keys will head to the Australian Open – where she reached the semifinals in 2015 – riding high on confidence. Another all-American match awaits her in the first round, as she drew 2020 champion and No.11 seed Sofia Kenin, while Riske will face Donna Vekic of Croatia.

“I feel the largest factor that I’m going to do is simply remind myself what I used to be pondering and what I used to be specializing in this week, persevering with to do this. Obviously that is simpler mentioned than executed,” Keys said.

“Just figuring out from what I used to be excited about final 12 months and the deep, darkish pit of despair that I put myself into due to that, I do not need to return to that. I do not need to let myself borderline hate being on the tennis court docket and hate competing. If I let myself suppose that means, that is the place it goes.

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