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Madrid Open 2024: Iga Swiatek vs Madison Keys preview, head-to-head, prediction, live streaming details

Published at :May 2, 2024 at 1:30 PM
Modified at :May 2, 2024 at 1:30 PM
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RAUSHAN BHUMIHAR


This will be the fourth meeting between both players.

The semifinal of the Madrid Open 2024 features a thrilling encounter between the World No. 1 Iga Swiatek and 18th seed Madison Keys.

In the quarterfinals, Swiatek lost the first set. However, she made a strong comeback and went on to clinch the next two sets against Beatriz Haddad Maia. It was her first three-set victory at the ongoing WTA 1000 tournament. Swiatek ousted the Brazilian 4-6, 6-0, 6-2. 

Meanwhile, American tennis player Madison Keys, returning from a shoulder injury, defeated Tunisian tennis player Ons Jabeur in the quarterfinal in a three-set match 0-6, 7-5, 6-1.

Iga Swiatek vs Madison Keys match details

  • Date: May 2, Thursday
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Venue: La Caja Magica, Madrid, Spain

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Iga Swiatek vs Madison Keys preview

Swiatek has won 30 matches out of 34 this season, including title-winning runs at the BNP Paribas Open and Qatar Open. She started her campaign in Doha as a two-time defending champion. Following her 2024 Qatar Open victory, she became the first player to win a hat-trick of titles in Doha.

The Pole commenced the tournament with an eclectic start. In the opener, she outclassed Chinese tennis player Wang Xiyu in straight sets. Thereafter, she continued her dominance on the clay as the top-seed outfoxed the likes of Sorana Cirstea, Sara Soribes Tormo and Beatriz Haddad en route to the semi-finals of the tournament. 

On the other hand, Madison Keys, the American tennis star, pounced on compatriot and World No. 3 Coco Gauff in the Round of 16 to make it to the quarterfinals. In the opener, the 18th-seeded player defeated Romanian tennis player Irina-Camelia Begu in straight sets.

During the quarterfinal match against Ons Jabeur, she had a shaky start and lost the opening set in a one-sided manner. However, Keys fought back hard in the second set and pushed the match into the decider. 

The final set was a piece of cake for the American player, as she won the decider 6-1 and booked the semifinal berth.

Head-to-head

Matches– 3

Iga Swiatek-2

Madison Keys-1

Iga Swiatek leads the head-to-head record against Keys 2-1. However, the American emerged as the winner in their last meeting at the 2022 Cincinnati Open.

Where and how can I watch the live streaming and TV broadcast of the Iga Swiatek vs Madison Keys Madrid Open 2024 semi-final match in India?

Unfortunately, there won’t be a live telecast of the WTA 1000 matches in India. However, fans can catch the live action of the Iga Swiatek vs Madison Keys clash on Tennis TV as well as WTA TV.

Prediction

Iga Swiatek appears to have a significant edge over Madison Keys in their upcoming match. Swiatek’s recent form, including her superior second serve and return game statistics, coupled with her impressive overall match win percentage of 87.21% over the past year, make her the clear favourite. Moreover, her dominance on clay courts, where she has an impressive 87% win rate throughout her career, further bolsters her chances against Keys.

While Keys’ powerful groundstrokes and serve could pose a challenge, Swiatek’s ability to save break-points at a higher rate (69.84%) and her favourable head-to-head record against Keys suggest that the World No. 1 is likely to prevail. However, Keys’ recent victory against Swiatek at the Western & Southern Open in August 2022 serves as a reminder that the American can trouble the Pole on her day.

Result: Iga Swiatek to win in three sets

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