Keys downs Svitolina to make quarter-finals

Madison Keys became a fourth American womanlike to strech a quarter-finals of this year’s US Open on Monday dusk with a 7-6(2), 1-6, 6-4 win over Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina.

The fifteenth seed recovered from a mangle down in a determining set opposite a series 4 seed to explain a win and finish Svitolina’s dreams of apropos a universe series one.

Keys now joins ninth seed Venus Williams, 20th seed Coco Vanderweghe, and a unseeded Sloane Stephens in a quarter-finals. It outlines a initial time 4 or some-more US women have done it so distant during Flushing Meadows given 2002 when a Williams sisters, Monica Seles, Lindsay Davenport, and Jennifer Capriati all done a final eight.

After dual breaks apiece, a opening set went to a tie-break, and a 22-year aged American took it 7-2 after Svitolina mislaid 3 points on serve.

The Ukrainian came behind strongly in a subsequent set, violation her competition twice to hang adult a set in usually 25 minutes.

And she stole a impetus early in a determining set to benefit a 4-2 lead, usually for Keys to tilt off 4 true games to sign a quarter-final spot.

Keys faces Estonian qualifier Kaia Kanepi in a quarter-finals on Wednesday.

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