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Read through our Madison Keys Australian Open 2023 breakdown here. Information was shared on the draw, her chances, and much more.
- 1 Madison Keys Australian Open 2023 Odds
- 2 Madison Keys Recent Form Ahead of this Grand Slam
- 3 Madison Keys Australian Open Record
- 4 Madison Keys Australian Open 2023 Prediction – 3rd round
Madison Keys Australian Open 2023 Odds
At the time of writing, Madison Keys is the American number 3, despite being ranked number 10 in the world. Yes – that really is how strong American tennis is for the women’s game at the moment! Adding to that, Madison Keys is 27 years of age, so she has plenty of experience in competing at the top of the game. And given her recent form, the bookies have given the following odds for Keys to win the Australian Open 2023:
We saw some of the seeded players crash out of the Australian Open in the first two rounds. Bearing that in mind, coupled with the fact that Madison Keys has reached the third round of this competition, it’s a huge surprise her outright odds remain unchanged. As it stands, Keys can be backed at a massive 28/1 to hoist the Australian Open title. That said, we believe these odds are too high for one of the most in-form players on the WTA Tour. It’s even more interesting considering Keys reached the semi-final of this tournament last year, losing to eventual champion Ash Barty.
Previous Rounds – Madison Keys Australian Open 2023
Madison Keys had a tricky first round opponent in Anna Blinkova, a player who had reached the semi-final of the Hobart event the previous week. These players had previously met once; as Keys knocked her out of the French open in 2019. Furthermore, On match day 1, Madison Keys needed three sets in order to advance to the second round.
With that in mind, Keys set up a second round clash against Xinyu Wang. The American proved to be too strong for her 21 year old opponents, defeating her in straight sets.
Upcoming Match vs Azarenka – Madison Keys Australian Open
Madison Keys’ next opponent isn’t a player she looks forward to meeting on tour. She hasn’t fared too well against Azarenka in the past, losing three of three clashes between the two. However, Keys is heading into this match on the back of seven consecutive wins, so it’ll be interesting to see if she can put an end to her losing streak against Azarenka.
Madison Keys Recent Form Ahead of this Grand Slam
For those who don’t know much about Madison Keys, she is a huge hitter of the ball. Being so aggressive, however, does have its pros and cons. On her day, she can take down anyone on the tour. But if she isn’t firing on all cylinders, it can be tough for Keys to build a rhythm and keep things consistent.
With that said, she’s certainly been firing for the last five matches, as you can see from the list of matches here:
- Keys vs Bronzetti – won – 6-3, 6-2
- Keys vs Linette – won – 6-4, 6-2
- Keys vs Swan – won – 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
- Keys vs Bouzkova – won – 6-4, 6-3
- Keys vs Niemeier – won – 6-2, 6-3
Note that all of these games were played at the 2023 United Cup. This was the first edition of the international event involving both males and females. And it’s fair to say that Madison Keys was pivotal in helping the USA to win this event. Clearly, she dismantled several skilled players while dropping just one set along the way.
Keys Injury update: No Injury At The Moment
Since people tend to be curious about injuries relating to big players before Grand Slams, we figured we’d cover this for Madison Keys. And as you can see, there are no injuries to report for the American ahead of Melbourne. Given that the tournament is starting in just a few days, we expect that things will stay this way too. Adding to that, Keys is not competing in any events this week.
Therefore, it is likely that she is engaged in a light practice schedule to simply stay sharp prior to the 2023 Australian Open. These lighter schedules tend to help players stay in tune while reducing the chances of picking up any injuries.
Madison Keys Australian Open Record
Amazingly, Madison Keys made her debut at the Australian Open more than 10 years ago. She gained entry into the main draw for the first time back in 2012 while she was still just a teenager. However, the tournament was short-lived for Keys, as she lost in the opening round. Then again, this has been the story for many players who have ultimately gone on to become some of the best in the business.
And just three years later in 2015, Keys made the semi-finals of the Australian Open. At that time, this was the best Grand Slam performance that she had ever produced. This was only bested by her performance at the 2017 US Open. However, Keys once again turned on the magic last year to make the semi-finals in 2022 before losing to Ash Barty. As we are sure you know, Ash Barty ultimately went on to win the tournament.
Other than these two semi-final appearances, Madison Keys has made one quarter-final in 2018. But her best apart from these appearances has been the 4th round, achieved in both 2016 and 2019. Because of this consistency, the Australian Open is actually her best Grand Slam in terms of winning percentage – 74%.
Madison Keys Australian Open 2023 Prediction – 3rd round
Although Madison Keys reached the semi-final here in Melbourne last year, we aren’t entirely sure of her chances this season. Granted, the American is currently on a hot streak, with seven consecutive wins in singles matches. However, she has a tough draw ahead of her. Keys will take on Victoria Azarenka in the third round, a player who has beaten her in all of their three meetings. Even if she does win, Madison Keys’ schedule gets tighter over the course of this tournament.
Looking ahead to some of the later rounds, Keys is set to play Sakkari in the 4th round followed by Jessica Pegula in the quarters. As a refresher, Pegula is the number 3 seed and she is in fantastic form. Therefore, it would take something pretty special for Keys to beat both Sakkari and Pegula back to back. That’s why we’ve given the prediction shown.
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