Agnieszka Radwanska taps Madison Keys as best of young generation

Friday February 22nd, 2013

Madison Keys Madison Keys lost in the third round of the Aussie Open to Angelique Kerber. (Asanka Brendon Ratnayake/Icon SMI)

After beating Yulia Putintseva 7-5, 6-3 in the second round of the Dubai Championships, Agnieszka Radwanska was asked who she thought was the best under-20 player. Radwanska blanked at first but eventually chose American Madison Keys.

"Yes, I saw her couple of times, and I think this girl can play very good tennis," Radwanska told reporters. "I think that girl will be, you know, I think top 20, top 30 very soon."

Radwanska isn't the only top-five player impressed by Keys' poise and power. Li Na, who barely edged Keys in a January match, was equally impressed.

"She has huge, big serve," Li said after that match. "She's pretty, pretty good. I mean, if she play level like this every match, she should be soon top 20, top 15, top 10."

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