Madison Keys -09- (USA) def  Sofia Kenin -20- (USA)
Match recap from Arthur Ashe Stadium announcer Andy Taylor.
Sofia Kenin made her Arthur Ashe Stadium debut 2-years-ago. As an 18-year-old Wild Card, she won her first two Grand Slam main draw matches to earn a spot on center stage in the shadow of 2006 Champion Maria Sharapova. While she fell in two, the spotlight foreshadowed her 3rd-Round runs since.
Meanwhile, Madison Keys continues to shine at night on center court. Fueled by the rowdy Ashe atmosphere, the 2017 Finalist thundered through Kenin in the first set – then overcame her demons with a late-break in set-2. With the victory, Keys is through to her 5th consecutive Round of 16 in New York.
NEXT:  Elina Svitolina -05- (UKR) vs  Madison Keys -09- (USA)
Round-3 Biography |  Madison Keys -09- (USA)
In 2011, as a 16-year-old Wild Card ranked outside the top-400, she won her first career Grand Slam match here at the US Open. 6-years-later – on this very court in 2017 – she reached her first Grand Slam Final. A Semifinalist last year, she returns to New York on-fire again. Just last week, she captured the biggest title of her career at the US Open Series event in Cincinnati – upseting World #4 Simona Halep en-route to the title. It was her 2nd title this year, 5th overall – and with the victory, she broke back into the WTA’s top-10. A proud member of Team USA, she’s a Fed Cup Finalist and reached the Bronze Medal match at the Olympic Games in Rio. From Rock Island, Illinois – Please welcome 2017 US Open Finalist, Madison Keys.
▲ R3: def  Sofia Kenin -20- (USA) 63 75
▲ R2: def Lin Zhu -122- (CHN) 64 61
▲ R1: def Misaki Doi -108- (JPN) 75 60
Round-3 Biography |  Sofia Kenin -20- (USA)
Back in New York with a career-high ranking of World #20 – In the past 3-weeks, this 20-year-old has defeated two World #1 players! In Toronto, she upset Ashleigh Barty en-route to her first Premier-5 Semifinal…and a week later in Cincinnati, upset World #1 Naomi Osaka to reach the Semifinals again. At Roland Garros she defeated 3-time French Open Champion Serena Williams to reach her first Grand Slam Quarterfinal, and has won 2-titles in 3-Finals this year alone. Two-years-ago, as an 18-year-old Wild Card, she won her first two Grand Slam main draw matches right here in New York, and made her Arthur Ashe Stadium debut versus 2006 Champion Maria Sharapova. Back in Round-3 for the 3rd year in-a-row, and back on tennis’ biggest stage – From Pembroke Pines, Florida – Please welcome Sofia Kenin.
▲ R2: def Laura Siegemund -90- (GER) 76(4) 60
▲ R1: def Coco Vandeweghe -469- (USA) 76(4) 63
Head to Head
These two have now played three times this year. Sofia Kenin won thier first match on clay in Rome. Madison Keys won their most recent match earlier this month in the Cincinnati Semifinals.