August 4, 2015

Lucky Loser Keys Stuns Li Na in Madrid

Madison Keys

Madison Keys

(May 5, 2013) MADRID – American teen Madison Keys, who lost in the qualifying of the Madrid Open, benefited from the withdrawal of Tamira Paszek to get back into the tournament as a lucky loser. The “lucky loser” became a winner on Sunday when she upset No. 5 Li Na 6-3, 6-2 in the first round, getting a call 10 minutes before match time that she would play.

“I had practiced really early this morning and then kind of sat around waiting all day,” Keys said to media.

“And then like 10 minutes before the match I got a text message saying ‘yeah you’re going on so go get ready’.”

“Just having no idea and then all of a sudden I was excited and the adrenalin was going and all that,” she said.

“I just kind of started playing and felt really good and I was able to win.

“Not overthinking it all day and sitting around and kind of worrying about it I think really helped.”

For Keys, it was her first win over a top 5 player.

Defending Madrid Open champion Serena Williams came back from a 1-3 deficit in the first set to defeat Kazakh qualifier Yulia Putintseva 7-6(5), 6-1.

“Yulia and I train sometimes at the same facility, the Mouratoglou Academy in France – I see her around a lot and see her working really hard,” Williams said. “Honestly, I obviously have to – and want to – play better as each match goes on here. I felt a little sluggish out there today, but I’m happy I won.”

After last year’s controversy over the blue clay, this year it’s back to red in “I think these clay courts are really good,” Williams said. “I think they’re a little bit faster than the ones I was practicing on in Paris. For me, that’s always a good sign.”

“I’ve been in Europe for a little over a week; maybe a week and a half. Not super long, but not long enough. I was training in Paris for a few days and I just came to Madrid a couple days early.”


Madrid, Spain
May 4-12, 2013
Red Clay/Outdoors

Results – Sunday, May 5, 2013
Women’s Singles – First Round
(1) Serena Williams (USA) d. (Q) Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) 76(5) 61
(4) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) 62 64
(LL) Madison Keys (USA) d. (5) Li Na (CHN) 63 62
(6) Angelique Kerber (GER) d. Hsieh Su-Wei (TPE) 36 63 62
(8) Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 46 75 64
Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) d. (10) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 62 64
(11) Nadia Petrova (RUS) d. (Q) Camila Giorgi (ITA) 63 46 64
Varvara Lepchenko (USA) d. (12) Roberta Vinci (ITA) 61 16 62
(13) Maria Kirilenko (RUS) d. Klara Zakopalova (CZE) 63 21 ret. (asthma)
(14) Marion Bartoli (FRA) d. Elena Vesnina (RUS) 63 30 ret. (lumbar spine injury)
(15) Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) d. (Q) Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) 63 62
(16) Ana Ivanovic (SRB) d. (Q) Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) 67(10) 63 62
Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) d. Lucie Safarova (CZE) 62 75
Sorana Cirstea (ROU) d. Ayumi Morita (JPN) 30 ret. (left abductor strain)
Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) d. Zheng Jie (CHN) 62 63
Kaia Kanepi (EST) d. Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 63 67(6) 62
(Q) Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) d Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 67(1) 63 63
(Q) María-Teresa Torró-Flor (ESP) d. Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 62 75
(WC) Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) d. (LL) Stefanie Voegele (SUI) 63 63

Women’s Doubles – First Round

Dekmeijere/Kalashnikova (LAT/GEO) d. Goerges/Shvedova (GER/KAZ) 75 63
Husarova/Lisicki (SVK/GER) d. Raymond/Robson (USA/GBR) 75 61


Men’s Singles – First Round
[WC] P Andujar (ESP) d [10] M Cilic (CRO) 67(6) 64 61
[16] G Simon (FRA) d J Benneteau (FRA) 26 75 63
F Verdasco (ESP) d D Goffin (BEL) 76(2) 62
J Chardy (FRA) d H Zeballos (ARG) 64 76(3)
R Stepanek (CZE) d B Tomic (AUS) 63 62

Order Of Play – Monday, May 6, 2013

MANOLO SANTANA start 10:50 am
C Suarez Navarro (ESP) vs [9] S Stosur (AUS) – WTA
[Q] A Dulgheru (ROU) vs [2] M Sharapova (RUS) – WTA
Not Before 3:15 PM
F Lopez (ESP) vs D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) – ATP
[Q] T Kamke (GER) vs [11] N Almagro (ESP) – ATP
Not Before 8:00 PM
[3] V Azarenka (BLR) vs A Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) – WTA
Not Before 9:30 PM
G Dimitrov (BUL) vs [WC] J Marti (ESP) – ATP

K Mladenovic (FRA) vs [WC] S Soler-Espinosa (ESP) – WTA
Not Before 1:00 PM
[14] K Nishikori (JPN) vs J Melzer (AUT) – ATP
[12] M Raonic (CAN) vs N Davydenko (RUS) – ATP
J Isner (USA) vs [Q] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) – ATP
J Janowicz (POL) vs S Querrey (USA) – ATP

STADIUM 3 start 11:00 am

[6] A Kerber (GER) vs A Cornet (FRA) – WTA
Not Before 1:00 PM
K Anderson (RSA) vs [Q] J Levine (CAN) – ATP
S Cirstea (ROU) vs [7] S Errani (ITA) – WTA
L Robson (GBR) vs [4] A Radwanska (POL) – WTA
[Q] R Haase (NED) vs A Dolgopolov (UKR) – ATP

PISTA 4 start 11:00 am

[Q] C Mchale (USA) vs S Peng (CHN) – WTA
[LL] M Matosevic (AUS) vs F Mayer (GER) – ATP
D Bracciali (ITA) / F Fognini (ITA) vs J Knowle (AUT) / F Polasek (SVK) – ATP
F Mayer (GER) / A Seppi (ITA) vs D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) – ATP

PISTA 5 start 12:00 pm
[Q] X Malisse (BEL) vs D Istomin (UZB) – ATP
Not Before 2:00 PM
M Melo (BRA) / M Youzhny (RUS) vs J Chardy (FRA) / L Kubot (POL) – ATP
D Cibulkova (SVK) / L Huber (USA) vs S Kuznetsova (RUS) / F Pennetta (ITA) – WTA

PISTA 6 start 12:00 pm
H Chan (TPE) / O Govortsova (BLR) vs [Alt] S Arvidsson (SWE) / J Larsson (SWE) – WTA
Not Before 2:00 PM
[7] S Zhang (CHN) / J Zheng (CHN) vs K Mladenovic (FRA) / G Voskoboeva (KAZ) – WTA-After Suitable Rest
D Jurak (CRO) / K Marosi (HUN) vs V Lepchenko (USA) / A Rodionova (AUS) – WTA

PISTA 7 start 2:00 pm
[WC] A Cornet (FRA) / F Schiavone (ITA) vs C Black (ZIM) / M Erakovic (NZL) – WTA-After Suitable Rest
[5] B Mattek-Sands (USA) / S Mirza (IND) vs D Hantuchova (SVK) / A Medina Garrigues (ESP) – WTA