Madison Keys victorious over Garbine Muguruza 6-74 7-65 6-4 in the 1st round in Cincinnati on Tuesday. Keys will try to go further in the tournament when he will face Darya Kasatkina in the 2nd round.
Score, report, and key facts
Garbine won the set after she broke Madison in the 9th (5-4) game. Madison tried to stage a comeback breaking in the 10th (5-5) game. Nevertheless, the Spaniard kept the focus before winning the set at the following breaker at 4.
Garbine failed to serve out the set when leading 5-4 to be broken at 40.
The American won the set after she broke Garbine in the 3rd (2-1) game. The Spaniard tried to stage a comeback breaking in the 4th (2-2) game. Anyhow, the American managed to stay calm and finish the job before winning the set at the following breaker at 5.
Muguruza took off at the beginning of the set after breaking Keys in the 1st game (1-0). Notwithstanding, Keys refused to bow to come back to break Muguruza in the 2nd (1-1) gamein the 10th game before winning the set (6-4) after breaking his opponent in the last game.
At the end of the match, Keys scored 104 points vs. Muguruza’s 99 points.
The American served extremely well to win 78% of the points (45/58) behind her first serve, and she won 55% points (22/40) on her second serve. Keys struck 13 aces and she committed 4 double faults. The American won this match even if she was not so effective in converting her break points because she converted only 40% (4/10). On the other side, Muguruza was pretty effective in converting 75% of the break points that she procured points (3/4). Nevertheless, that was not enough to win the match.
After this encounter, the head to head between Keys and Muguruza is 4-1 for Madison.
Highlights Madison Keys vs. Garbine Muguruza Western & Southern Open – Cincinnati
Next Match: Madison Keys vs. Darya Kasatkina – H2H and stats
Keys will fight against Kasatkina in the 2nd round.
The last time that they locked horns, Keys won 6-2 6-4 in the R in Zhuhai back in 2018.