Madison Keys : American starlet too strong for Madison Brengle in fourth round

Madison Keys : American starlet too strong for Madison Brengle in fourth round

Madison Keys advanced to her first grand slam quarter-final and underlined her pure hitting potential with a 6-2 6-4 victory over compatriot and namesake Madison Brengle.

The 19-year-old Keys dominated the match, hitting 38 winners to just three for Brengle and breaking her opponent four times.

It was the first time since Jennifer Capriati played Amy Frazier at the 2002 U.S. Open that two Americans besides the Williams sisters played each other this late in a Grand Slam.

Keys said after the match, ”You know it’s always hard just even being in this situation, then on top of it playing a friend.”

Keys, who had never previously been beyond the third round of a major, is now coached by three-time major winner Lindsay Davenport.