Score, report, and key facts
The American won the set after she broke the American in the 4th (3-1) and in the 12th (7-5) game. Kenin tried to stage a comeback breaking in the 9th (5-4) game. Nevertheless, Madison maintained the focus before winning the set 7-5.
Madison won the set after recovering 2 times from a break down. In fact, after conceding her serve in the 3rd (1-2) and in the 7th (3-4) game. Madison broke back 3 times in the 6th (3-3), in the 8th (4-4) and in the 10th (6-4) game before winning the set 6-4.
At the end of the match, Keys scored 74 points vs. the American’s 59 points.
The American served extremely well to win 80% of the points (32/40) behind her first serve. Notwithstanding she won only 39% points (11/28) on her second serve. Madison blasted 14 aces and she committed 4 double faults. The American was pretty effective in converting 50% of the break points that she conquered (5/10). On the other side, Kenin had a tough time in converting her break points as she converted only 30% of her break points (3/10). That was one of the key issues for her loss.
After this contest, the head to head between Keys and Kenin is 1-1.
Highlights Madison Keys vs. Sofia Kenin Western & Southern Open – Cincinnati
Next Match: Madison Keys vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova – stats
Keys will face Kuznetsova in the final.
The last time that they played each other, Keys won 7-62 6-2 in the 3rd round in Beijing back in 2016.
Madison Keys in Cincinnati
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Tennis Scores in Cincinnati
- Madison KeysMadison – Sofia KeninSofia (7-5 6-4) – See score progression
- Svetlana KuznetsovaSvetlana – Ashleigh BartyAshleigh (6-2 6-4) – See score progression
- Svetlana KuznetsovaSvetlana – Madison KeysMadison (0-3) – See H2H details