Madison Keys is an American professional tennis player who is currently ranked #17 in the world. Keys came to fame for being the youngest tennis player to win a match on the WTA Tour. Moreover, Madison is also the first American to debut in the Top 10 since the mighty Serena Williams.
The young Madison still has a long career left in front of her with many expecting big things from her. She made her highest career ranking of 17 in 2016 after reaching the semi-finals of the 2015 Australian Open and the finals of the US Open in 2017. Let us now get to know a bit more about her.
Madison Keys: Early Life and Education
Madison Keys was born on the 17th of February, 1995, in Rock Island, Illinois. She was brought up in Quad Cities by parents Rick and Christine who were both practicing law. Megan also has siblings with whom she is pretty close with. Looking at her background, Madison does not want herself to be defined by her race.
Looking at her academics, Madison is still a student and is getting the best education. Her parents constantly motivate her to do well in both her academics and her career for which Keys remains extremely thankful.
Madison Keys: Career
Before Madison joined the world of tennis, she was in love with dancing. She was a wonderful dancer and was constantly training to get better. However, she saw the legendary Venus Williams play the game and even got a chance to meet her. It made her fall in love with the sport and start a career in it. Madison was only 14 when she began her career. It was on the 2009’s WTA event at Ponte Vedra Beach.
Whilst she got out of the first round, she did come back strong next year to qualify for the US Open. After qualifying, Keys won her first singles title on ITF Circuit. Soon, Madison was entering in competitions such as the Australian Open and Wimbledon. However, the young athlete did not do quite as well of what was expected of her. Nevertheless, she was a runner up in the Charleston Cup. She also got to play against her idol Serena but did not manage to pull off a win. In 2016, Keys made it till the semi-finals of the French Open before again losing to Serena. However, this year, she reached her career high ranking of 7 in the world.
Madison Keys: Personal Life
Madison is in a relationship with Bjorn Fratengelo. The two first appeared together in front of the world in 2017. However, before dating Fratengelo, there were rumors that Madison was in a relationship with the Australian bad boy of tennis, Nick Kyrgios. But as it so often happens, it was only a rumor and nothing more.
Looking more into her life, Madison has two sisters Hunter and Montana and the three are pretty close to one another. Madison is also a big supporter of the LGBT community and continues fighting for equal rights. This has even raised few eyebrows questioning her sexuality.
Madison Keys: Net Worth and Social Media
Madison is still a young tennis player who still has a long career in front of her. She has a tremendous prospect with every chance to land the top spot in the game. Whilst it has not been made official, Madison has a net worth of $4 million. She also makes a large fortune from endorsements and is sponsored by brands like Nike, Evian, Wilson Sporting Goods, etc.
Keys is also active on social media platforms and she is quite popular among her fans. She has 168k followers on Instagram where she goes by the handle @madisonkeys.