THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.
Q. Walk us through this morning’s singles match, what clicked, went right for you?
MADISON KEYS: I think Ali and I probably didn’t both play our best tennis, but I think we were both just trying to figure it out.
I think kind of in the middle of the tiebreaker I found my rhythm a little bit better, feeling a little bit more confident. Then I think my serve started working a little bit better in the second set.
I think getting that early break, then immediately consolidating just kind of gave me a lot of the momentum. I just tried to ride that and was happy to get that win.
Q. You have Harriet Dart next. You played her just one time. She said today she has nothing to lose in the match against you. What does that mean to you?
MADISON KEYS: I mean, at this point she’s won almost a tournament worth of matches. I think she’s going to be really confident. Just doing whatever she can to win, has no pressure.
I think she’s a really great player. She’s a really good ball-striker. She moves well. I think this court suits her game fairly well.
Luckily I sent my coach out to watch her match today so he can give me a game plan.
Q. Are you going to review a video from your last match?
MADISON KEYS: Yes and no. I feel like the courts are so different. You can kind of use some things. I think you kind of have to reevaluate your game plan a little bit just because there it was so fast and then here it’s so much slower.
Q. You said she’s had quite a few matches here already. You’ve been in the doubles tournament. Does that give you a little bit more knowledge or experience on these courts?
MADISON KEYS: I think any extra matches you can get on the court, just to feel them, get more comfortable on them, helps.
Being able to play two extra doubles matches I think definitely is a bonus.