Stanford | Keys shocks Muguruza
Madison Keys, who was sidelined at the start of the year by a wrist injury and has subsequently struggled to find any consistency, shocked the top-seeded Garbin Muguruza in their semi-final at the Stanford Classic.
I was really happy with how – even though I got broken right off the bat in both sets – I held it together and stayed composed, Madison Keys
The American, seeded three, required just 57-minutes to dispatch the Wimbledon champion from Spain, 6-3 6-2 to reach the title round where she will face her compatriot CoCo Vandeweghe.
“I was really happy with how – even though I got broken right off the bat in both sets – I held it together and stayed composed,” said Keys after reaching her first final of 2017. “This whole tournament for me has made me feel so great. This whole year has been kind of rough.”
Vandeweghe, the sixth seed, reached the final with a 6-3 6-1, 65-minute victory over CiCi Bellis, hasn’t dropped a set all week.
Vandeweghe, 25, is a former Stanford finalist (2012) where she lost to Serena Williams.
“I’m five years older, and hopefully I’m more mature,” she said. “I think (I’m) a little bit of a different tennis player. You grow and evolve as a tennis player and as a person, and I think especially in the last two years, it’s been kind of clicking in that regard.”