Madison Keys already looks to the US Open after falling in his debut in the Premier 5 of Cincinnati against Tunisian Ons Jabeur, Therefore, she will not be able to defend the title won in 2019. However, the American will continue in the 'bubble' of New York to prepare for the Grand Slam that starts on August 31.
Before falling to Jabeur, the American wanted to praise the great work of the organization in preserving the health of the players. “The USTA has put in place very strict protocols and it is serious that if you violate them, you go away. When I arrived, I felt very safe seeing these measures. I am surprised at how well everything is working. Every time I sdalgo I see everyone wearing a mask and keeping a safe distance “.
Keys also spoke about how the lockdown and months of hiatus have passed. “At first it was all very confusing, with what was happening and how long it would last. She was in a privileged situation and that made her not so worried. It was a moment to give thanks for the life I have and the things I could do, besides helping those who needed it “
The American did not want to enter into controversy due to the absence of some outstanding tennis players in both tournaments. “I cannot recriminate anyone at all, each one makes their decisions. I cannot comment on others. For my part, I appreciate being healthy and being able to compete again although it will be difficult to return to competition “.