Sept 6 (Reuters) - Form guide for American Madison Keys ahead of Thursday’s U.S. Open semi-final clash against Japan’s Naomi Osaka (prefix number denotes seeding):
Height: 1.78 metres
Plays: Right handed
WTA ranking: 14
Grand Slam titles: 0
Best U.S. Open result: Final 2017
Last year’s runner-up Keys kept alive hopes of an American champion at Flushing Meadows for the second straight year with a powerful display in against Carla Suarez Navarro to reach the semi-finals.
The 23-year-old has enjoyed a steady season despite not winning a title and is one of two players to reach the last eight or better at three of the four majors.
Keys takes on Naomi Osaka next and leads the Japanese 3-0 in head-to-head meetings. She thumped the 20th seed in the third round at Roland Garros this year.
ROAD TO SEMI-FINALS:
First round: beat Pauline Parmentier (France) 6-4 6-4
Second round: beat Bernarda Pera (U.S.) 6-4 6-1
Third Round: beat Aleksandra Krunic (Serbia) 4-6 6-1 6-2
Fourth Round: beat Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia) 6-1 6-3
Quarter-finals: beat Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain) 6-4 6-3 (Compiled by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru)