Sports / Other Sports / 

Madison Keys advances to 2nd round at Connecticut Open

By William S. Paxton, Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 24, 2015 at 3:30 p.m.



This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Madison Keys advanced to the second round of the Connecticut Open with a victory over Elina Svitolina on Monday.

Keys battled back from a 0-4 deficit to win the first set 7-6 (7-4) and was leading 4-2 in the second when Svitolina retired due to a lower back injury.

"I'm really happy with how I turned things around today," Keys said. "I kind of just started (hitting) balls on the court, it wasn't rocket science. I stopped missing so many."

Keys, who reached the top 20 after advancing to the Australian Open semifinals earlier this year, is the second-highest ranked American (19th) behind Serena Williams.

In other matches, Canada's Eugenie Bouchard was upset by Italy's Roberta Vinci 6-1, 6-0. France's Kristina Mladenovic also knocked off eighth-seeded Sara Errani from Italy 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.

Ukraine's Olga Savchuk and France's Caroline Garcia also advanced to the second round.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

William S. Paxton

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast