Madison Keys won her first ever hardcourt title at the 2017 Bank of the West Classic in Stanford by defeating fellow American Coco Vandeweghe in straight sets in the final.
The 22-year-old Keys had a rough past 10 months. First she was forced to undergo a wrist surgery after the 2016 WTA Finals in Singapore and then after rejoining the tour in Indian Wells in March she had to have further surgery following the French Open.
The Stanford trophy is Keys’ third WTA singles title, the first two being at the grasscourt tournaments of Birmingham and Eastbourne.
MORE PHOTOS FROM THE 2017 BANK OF THE WEST CLASSIC:
- Saturday: Keys beats top seed Muguruza, Vandeweghe defeats Bellis in the semifinals
- Friday: CiCi Bellis eliminates Petra Kvitova
- Thursday: Kvitova makes winning Stanford debut
- Wednesday: Muguruza wins first match since Wimbledon triumph
- Tuesday: CiCi Bellis makes winning start
- Monday: Kvitova’s practice and All-Access Hour, Sharapova’s first-round victory
- Sunday: Qualifying stage completes + trainings of Sharapova, Muguruza, Keys
- Saturday: Qualifying action + Sharapova, Muguruza, Keys practice sessions
It was a fun match between the two! So glad Madison won after her progress was stopped because of her injuries.
I love seeing the camaraderie between these two. I hope they have a successful friendly rivalry for many years to come!
I totally agree Sabey, it’s very refreshing. That’s why I’m always puzzled with players who doesn’t have any so-called “friends” on tour. I find it bizarre. Anyway probably it’s their choice.