Adelaide International 2: Madison Keys stuns Elina Svitolina in opener

Marketa Vondrousova and Alison Riske also reached the pre-quarter-finals

by Abbey Johnson
Adelaide International 2: Madison Keys stuns Elina Svitolina in opener

Madison Keys caused the biggest upset of the tournament so far at the Adelaide International 2 on Monday. The American ousted second seed Elina Svitolina 6-2, 6-4 in an hour and 17 minutes in the first round. Keys won 84% of her first-serve points to Svitolina’s 70%.

Keys didn’t face a single break point while converting three of the 10 break points she had on the Ukrainian’s serve. Following this loss, Svitolina’s lost both of her first-round matches in the Australian swing leading up to the first Slam of the year.

Last week, Svitolina lost in the first round of the Adelaide International 1 to Anastasia Gasanova. Meanwhile, Keys will take on Svitolina’s compatriot, qualifier Dayana Yastremska or the Czech Republic’s Tereza Martincova in the second round.

Adelaide International 2: Nuria Parrizas Diaz, Marta Kostyuk move into 2R

Another Ukrainian Marta Kostyuk advanced to the second round in Adelaide. Kostyuk defeated Shelby Rogers 6-3, 6-4 in an hour and 20 minutes. In the second round, Kostyuk will play either Katerina Siniakova or third seed Coco Gauff.

The only other seed to play her opening-round match, sixth seed Marketa Vondrousova needed three sets to come through to the second round. The Czech came from a set down against Viktorija Golubic to complete a 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 victory in two hours and 29 minutes.

In the second round, Vondrousova will play Ana Konjuh. Konjuh who entered the main draw as an alternate won against wildcard, Daria Saville. The Croatian needed an hour and 32 minutes to complete a 6-2, 7-6(4) win over the Australian.

Alison Riske also advanced to the second round in Adelaide. The American won against Poland’s Magda Linette, 6-4, 6-4 and in the second round, awaits either Anhelina Kalinina or third seed Sorana Cirstea. Lastly, Spain’s Nuria Parrizas Diaz also clinched a second-round berth at the Adelaide International 2.

Parrizas Diaz beat Alize Cornet 6-4, 6-4 and will play either eighth seed Liudmila Samsonova or Mayar Sherif for a chance to reach the quarters.

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