"I'm really happy with how it went" admits Keys after winning first title in a couple of years

Madison Keys ended a long drought without a trophy in Adelaide by defeating compatriot Alison Riske in the final.

The win was a significant moment for Keys who endured a very hard 2021 filled with injuries and very bad results. It was also a relief for Keys as she proved herself that she is still able to have deep runs in events and lift trophies. She did not hide her joy after the win saying:

"I'm really happy with how today went. I think I started really well and just had the momentum. There were a couple of opportunities where momentum could have switched, and I think I did a really good job of just regrouping and continuing to focus on my side of the court. Really happy to get a win."

The week, in general, gave Keys a lot of confidence as she was able to both score easily victories by cruising by her opponents while also coming back to win against a top player such as Coco Gauff:

"I'm just really happy that I've been able to put a lot of good matches together. But the biggest thing that I'm taking away from this week is even after being in positions where I lost the first set or things might not be going my way, just having a really collected mindset of I can figure this out, and if I don't I go back onto the practice court and I figure it out tomorrow. Being really conscious of that on the court."

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