Madison Keys is a professional tennis player who thus far, is making a good name for herself. Although she has just a few titles to her name, she has set herself apart, making the highest career ranking of No. 7 in 2016 while reaching the semi-finals of the Australian Open in 2015 and the finals of the US Open in 2017. Here is all to know about her.
Madison Keys Biography and Ethnicity
It was on February 17, 1995, that Madison Keys was born in Rock Island, Illinois. She was brought up in Quad Cities with her siblings by their parents who were both legal practitioners.
Of biracial ethnicity, Madison was born to an African American father, Rick Keys by an American mother, Christine Keys. That said, Madison does not identify herself as of either White or African-American as she doesn’t want to be defined by her race.
Her romance with the game for which she would come to be very popular for began even before she was five. Interestingly enough, she was not pulled into the sports through the influence of her parents like many others, or even through the love of the game itself but rather, through the way Venus Williams dressed. Immediately after watching the legendary Venus play, Madison also believed she wanted to play like her.
Before meeting Venus and falling in love with tennis, the young Madison was then training as a dancer. What was even more interesting was that she was brought up in a town that loved sports like football and baseball, but nothing about tennis.
By the time she was 12, Madison Keys was already winning titles with the Junior Orange Bowl for 12-year olds and under as her main achievement. More so, by her first year as a teenager, she was already competing in the 18-and-under ITF.
Keys became a professional tennis player when she was 14. Despite the age, she still had a good show before making a Grand Slam debut aged 16.
With a career that is still considerably young, Madison Keys made her highest career ranking in 2016 when she appeared as No. 7. Before then, she made the Semi-Finals of the Australian Open in 2015 and the Quarter Final of the Wimbledon. In 2017, she made it to the final of the US Open and the quarter-final of the Australian Open in 2018.
She has thus far won 3 WTA titles and 3 ITF in the singles while in the doubles she has 1 ITF title.
Family – Parents, Father, and Boyfriend
Although her parents are not always found before the media, they are still seen continuously in her games. As pointed out, Madison was raised with two sisters, Hunter Keys and Montana keys.
The tennis player has not been in many relationships in the past, but that doesn’t mean that she has not had her own fair share of dating. Her sexuality has been put on the question not necessarily because she is openly a supporter of the LGBT community but also because of some pictures that suggest that she was dating fellow tennis player, Laura Robson.
The photos and some tweets shared between the two had made people believe that they were dating and that Madison could as well be a bisexual.
Nonetheless, the confirmed relationship of Keys is with Bjorn Fratangelo. The first time that the two came out together was in 2017. As at May 2018, the Bjorn was still the boyfriend of Keys.
Before the relationship with Bjorn, it was also rumored that she had something to do with the bad boy of tennis, Nick Kyrgios, but as it turned out, there has never been a thing going between them.
Since going pro in 2009 and even before, Madison Keys has always enjoyed the game of tennis and its stars. She has had a number of winnings although she is still yet to land herself a grand slam.
She has a net worth though not confirmed, has been placed at an estimated $4 million.
Madison Keys has made her wealth from her tennis winnings which amount to over $8 million. Keys has also had a good number of endorsement deals that have added to her fortune. Nike, Evian, Orangetheory Fitness, and Wilson Sporting Goods are some of the brands that have been in sponsorship deals with the young tennis star.