08/18 15:12 CDT Madison Keys rallies late to take 1st Cincinnati title
Madison Keys rallies late to take 1st Cincinnati title
By JOE KAY
AP Sports Writer
MASON, Ohio (AP) --- Madison Keys rallied late in both sets and beat Svetlana
Kuznetsova 7-5, 7-6 (5) for her first Cincinnati championship Sunday, sending
her into the U.S. Open on a one-week upswing.
By winning her first hardcourt final since the 2017 U.S. Open, she'll be No. 10
when she returns to New York. Keys entered the tournament on a streak of early
flameouts in her last three tournaments.
At 34, Kuznetsova was the oldest finalist in the Western & Southern Open's
history. Keys broke her late in both sets to win the title. Kuznetsova beat
three top-10 players during the week, her best showing of a season that started
late as she recovered from a knee injury.
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