Keys Rolls into
Round 3 of the US Open
Erin Maher | September 1, 2018
2017 US Open finalist Madison Keys punched her ticket into Round 3 of the US Open on Thursday, outhitting compatriot Bernarda Pera, 6-4, 6-1.
The affair, which lasted 72 minutes, saw Keys smack eight aces and converted three of nine break points to take the win.
Keys now awaits the winner of the second-round matchup between Serb Aleksandra Krunic and Belgian Kirsten Flipkens.
Americans saw success in doubles on day 4, with three all-American pairings advancing.
No. 3 doubles seeds and 2018 Wimbledon doubles champions Mike Bryan and Jack Sock, took only 38 minutes to notch their Round 1 win against Daniele Bracciali and Marco Cecchinato, 6-1, 6-1.
In women’s doubles, world No. 115 Nicole Gibbs paired up with Los Angeles native Sabrina Santamaria, to defeat Chile’s Alexa Guarachi and Vera Lapko of Belarus, 6-1, 1-6, 6-1.ADVERTISEMENT
2017 US Open girls finalist Cori Gauff teamed up with two-time All-American Christopher Eubanks in mixed doubles, to oust Hao-Ching Chan and Henri Kontinen, 6-4, 6-4.