Born: 02.17.1995 | Rock Island, IL, USA
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
Weight: 145 lbs (66 kg)
Plays: Right-handed, Two-handed backhand
Turned Pro: 2009
Keys plays right-handed, has powerful groundstrokes and dominant serves over 100 mph. Her service action is rare for the women's tour, opting for a platform style rather than the predominant pinpoint style service motion. Due to the height of her ball toss she, at times, faces inconsistency on serve. She is primarily an offensive baseline player and her game is built around taking control of rallies with powerful serves, returns of serve and forceful groundstrokes off both forehand and backhand wings. She is equipped with capable volleying skills and overheads.
She has won two WTA Premier grass court tournaments, and is the first American woman to debut in the Top 10 since Serena Williams in 1999, seventeen years earlier. She has a career high rank of world no. 7 in singles and was the second-highest ranked American player overall behind Serena Williams.
&>Since the age of 9, Keys has been part of the Chris Evert Academy in Boca Raton, Florida. She is one of the youngest tennis players to win a match on the WTA Tour, at the age of 14 years and 48 days, by beating world No. 81 Alla Kudryavtseva at the 2009 MPS Group Championship.