Madison Keys downs Darya Kasatkina 6-3 6-4 in the 1st round in Osaka on Tuesday. Keys will fight against Zarina Diyas in the 2nd round.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Kasatkina had a boost of confidence at the beginning of the set after breaking Keys in the 1st game (1-0). However, Madison refused to bow to come back to break Kasatkina 3 times in the 4th (2-2), in the 6th (3-3) and in the 8th (5-3) game before winning the set (6-3).

Kasatkina couldn’t stop the opposition in the last 4 games of the set (from 2-3 to 6-3).

2nd set.

Madison won the set after recovering 2 times from a break down. In fact, after dropping her serve in the 4th (1-3) and in the 8th (4-4) game. The American broke back 3 times in the 5th (2-3), in the 7th (4-3) and in the 9th (5-4) game before winning the set 6-4.

Statistics

At the end of the match, Keys scored 59 points vs. the Russian’s 45 points.

The American was effective when converting 60% of the break points that she conquered (6/10). On the other side, the Russian didn’t lose the concentration in converting 67% of the break points that she procured points (4/6). However, that was not enough to win the encounter.

After this encounter, the head to head between Keys and Kasatkina is 6-0 for Madison.

Next Match: Madison Keys vs. Zarina Diyas – stats

Keys will take on Diyas in the 2nd round.

This will be the 2nd time that Madison Keys and Zarina Diyas fight against each other. The head to head is 1-0 for Keys (see full H2H stats), 1-0 on hard.

The last time that they competed against each other, Keys won 7-65 6-1 in the 1st round in Melbourne back in 2016.

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