MADISON KEYS was the U.S.’s last hope of having an American woman advance to the fourth round at Wimbledon this year. She held her own until a strained abductor muscle forced her to retire. Her departure marks the first time in the Open era that no American woman reached the fourth round at Wimbledon!
Madison first became interested in tennis because she liked tennis dresses. Her highest junior ranking was no. 16 in 2011. She was one of the youngest tennis players to win a match on the WTA Tour, at the age of 14. Since the age of 9, she has been part of the Chris Evert Academy in Boca Raton.
In 2011, Madison won a spot in her first U.S. Open. She won her first match, but lost in the second round. In 2012, after winning a wildcard tournament against other American players, she qualified for the 2012 Australian Open but lost in the first round.
Madison continued to advance in the ranking throughout 2013 playing her way into the quarterfinals of major tournaments. Her powerful serve and amazing court sense propelled her to the winning circle at the Wimbledon warm up tournament in Eastbourne. On June 23, 2014, she reached a career high ranking of number 30 in the world!