Australian Open: Madison Keys can be top 10 for sure, feels Petra Kvitova

After losing at the hands of Madison Keys in the women's singles third round at Australian Open on Saturday, fourth seeded Petra Kvitova hailed the former as a top ten material.

By Chaitan Papnai | Last Updated: Jan 24, 2015, 20:46 PM IST
Australian Open: Madison Keys can be top 10 for sure, feels Petra Kvitova

New Delhi: After losing at the hands of Madison Keys in the women's singles third round at Australian Open on Saturday, fourth seeded Petra Kvitova hailed the former as a top ten material.

“She can be top 10 for sure. I felt that she improved her movement, as well,” said Kvitova after losing her match in the straight sets to the American teenager.

Keys got the better of Kvitova 6-4 7-5 in an impressive display of clean hitting and thus entered the fourth round of the Grand Slam.

The 19-year-old held her nerves at crucial points against the the two-time Wimbledon champion and captured the decisive break at 5-5 in the second set and sealed the match.

“When she has a big serve, I really need to hold my serve. I don't know what happened, but I couldn't put a serve in," Kvitova added further.

Keys plays compatriot Madison Brengle next to make a place in the quarter-finals.

Keys is coached by legendary Lindsay Davenport.