5 Things You May Not Know About Madison Keys

You have probably heard of the young, powerful American star, Madison Keys, but here are some fun facts that you may not know!


1. She won her WTA debut match…

…at 14 years old! She knocked off the 81st ranked player in the world, and became the 7th youngest winner of a WTA level match in the history of the game. Wow!


2. She (kind of) beat Serena when she was 14 years old!

She beat Serena 5-1 in a WTT match in 2009. Serena remembered the match saying, “I think she destroyed me. I just remember her hitting forehand winners, she was hitting so hard. She was so good at that age. It’s good to see her still doing well.”


3. She ADORES her fans

“I have been in those seats and I know what it’s like to be out there watching, be super excited, stay after a match and want an autograph and things like that. So for me, I want to be one of those people that can sign as many autographs as I can, take as many pictures as I can, because they’re part of the reason why I’m here. They’re the people that stay out there late and they watch my matches and cheer me on. Me taking five minutes out of my day to try to get to everyone, do as much as I can, it’s not that hard for me.”


4. She wants to be a chef after she retires from tennis

She will certainly have the bank account to take as many cooking classes as she wants!


5. She was inspired to play by Venus Williams

Pretty good role model, eh? Her game is very similar to Venus’ with booming groundstrokes. Neither player cares much for long points, which makes for some very entertaining tennis.



4 thoughts on “5 Things You May Not Know About Madison Keys”

  1. You go Madison keep up the good work, when Serena / Venus retire you will be the next American best right now Don’t let it get to your head like the rest of young U .S .tennis player that come out powerful and fall ,and have a hard time to reach second round all the best to you .

  2. Good Job Madison. You sound like a fantastic player. Keep up the good work. Your parents must be proud.
    My teacher Mrs. Ibarra also loves to play tennis. Me and the class like to play with her as well.
    I would like to see one of your matches in person.
    How often do you play?

  3. Madison keys seems like a really good player. If she becomes a cook I want to be the first to try her food!

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