|Lucie Hradecka (photo by Daniel Ward)|
In today's first quarterfinal match, Keys efficiently handled countrywoman Lauren Davis, 6-2, 6-2, without appearing to even break a sweat. The young player from Illinois has developed steadily over the past couple of years, combining a big serve and even bigger groundstrokes with increased court sense and an ability to take command of a match.
|Madison Keys (photo by Daniel Ward)|
her body recovers faster, and she has stopped having asthma attacks when the humidity is high.
Having already taken out 8th seed Caroline Garcia, Hradecka upset 4th seed Sara Errani in straight sets today, repeatedly dismissing the Italian's weak serves. The Czech player, who had to go through qualifying, has now played six matches in Charleston.
|Hradecka after hitting match point (photo by Daniel Ward)|