Madison Keys was inspired to play tennis just by watching Venus Williams wearing a white tennis dress as she played the game. She took a keen interest in the game, went into it and has been on top of her game since then. Her passion for the game was not inspired by her environs because, in the little town where she was brought up, they played more of football and baseball, this didn’t limit her dreams about playing the game. Keys lives a very private life and has tried within her power to keep the media off her personal life, however, we have gathered some interesting details about her here.
Madison Keys Bio (Ethnicity)
Madison Keys is a pretty young lad who was born in Rock Island; one of the cities in Illinois on February 17, 1995. She has countlessly said she wouldn’t be described by her race but acknowledging her roots is inevitable. She is biracial, owing to the fact that her dad is an African American and her mom is an American.
Her educational details have not been made available yet. An update would be done as soon as she is ready to talk about them. At the age of 14, the young tennis lover became a professional, she had perfected her skills with practice and at 17, she was one of the top 100 on the women tennis association rankings in 2013.
The tennis player is one of the best servers in the young women tennis game and one of a few ranked best players in the Women Tennis Association Tour. She has been the talk of tennis lovers ever since she became one of the first American women to meet up top ten in the game since the fearless Serena Williams shattered the records seventeen years ago.
The young tennis player has also been ranked as one of the next generation best tennis players who has met the ranks of Sloane Stephens and Coco Vandeweghe. She became the cream of the crop after she nailed the game with Stephen Sloane in the 2017 US Open Final which enabled her to play at the quarter-finals of the Grand Slam Tournament that same year.
Madison Keys first fell in love with tennis at the age of four while she watched The Championships, Wimbledon, the oldest tennis tournament in the world. She began to aspire to be like Venus Williams and politely asked her parents for her own set of white tennis dress.
Her first step to perfecting her skills was her habit of playing randomly amongst her peers, however, she joined the Quad-City Tennis Club at seven where she further groomed her skills and started competing when she was nine. As she grew older, she moved to Florida with her mom and siblings and picked up training at Evert Tennis Academy at Ten.
Madison Keys made an impressive entrance at the Ponte Vedra Beach Championship, losing only a match in 2009. The following year, the young star kept up with her outstanding skills and it certified her for the United States Open Tennis Championship which also earned her the ITF Women’s Circuit. She hit the records of being one of the youngest seven to win the Women Tennis Association Tour-Level match after she beat Alla Kudryavtseva to the title.
The ‘Pro La tennis star’ beat Serena Williams; the legendary tennis player who’s ranked No.2 in the women’s game in five games and was awarded a wild card for the Miami open. She kept her heads up high and further defeated Jill Craybas in the Grand Slam Tournament, earning her the feat of the youngest to ever achieve it, just at 16.
Keys became the first runner-up for the Charleston Cup where she lost to Kerber Angelique, she continued in her pace and was always within the range of first fifty through her game in the year 2014, however, ended the year ranking as No. 31 in the world.
Apart from defeating Williams, she also dealt mercilessly with some of the renowned professional female tennis players in the game and was ranked as No. 16 in the world after she was knocked out in the 4th round of the US Open on May 18, 2015. In 2016, Madison Keys had a career lift; she was ranked No. 7 in the world. She got her share of pain in the game after she suffered a wrist injury, this delayed a few of her games, nevertheless, she has continued to make a name.
Apart from tennis, the young star loves baking, watching football and basketball games and also has found solace in music and reading. She has dedicated her time as an ambassador to the organization named Fearlessly Girl.
Family (Parents & Siblings)
Her father never played tennis, however, he played basketball for Division III All-American College at Augustana College. He goes by the name Rick Keys and her mom, Christine. They both work as attorneys and were blessed with four girls; Madison being the second child. Madison Keys has an older sister named Sydney and two other sisters with the name Montana and Hunter. More details about her parents have been off social media, however, they are always present in their daughter’s games and have been her number one fan.
Who Is Her Boyfriend?
Madison Keys is among a few who prefers talking about her career instead of her personal love life, however, this has made a lot of her fans assume she is bisexual, especially with her involvement with the LGBT community.
There are records of her relationship with male tennis player Bjorn Fratangelo. Their relationship became an open gist when they were seen together for the first time in 2017.
In the light of her love interests, Keys has also been linked to having had something to do with Nick Kyrgios, however, there is no certainty that it was ever true.
Madison Keys has an athletic body build and is 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 66 kg which could be said to be a perfect body structure if body mass index is calculated. She measures 27-37-38 for her waist, bra and hip size respectively.