Internationaux de Strasbourg Quarter-Final round-up as Collins and Keys make it through

Thursday, 23 May 2024 at 20:51
The WTA 500 Internationaux de Strasbourg completed three of its quarterfinal matches, with victories from Danielle Collins (No. 12) and Madison Keys (No. 16), raising the prospect of an all-American final. One quarterfinal match remains, as the top seed Marketa Vondrousova (No. 6) is set to face Anhelina Kalinina (No. 56).
Day Six began with a decisive win for Liudmila Samsonova (No. 19) against Beatriz Haddad Maia (No. 14), ending 6-3, 6-0. The Brazilian suffered her worst defeat in over a year, just before defending her semifinal points at the French Open.

Impressive Performance by the Americans

Danielle Collins and Madison Keys both delivered commanding performances, showcasing their top form and setting up a potential all-American final.
‘Danimal’ easily defeated local player Clara Burel 6-1, 6-3 in just 1 hour and 3 minutes, marking her 21st win in her last 23 matches. This was Collins’ second consecutive straightforward victory, having dispatched Katerina Siniakova (No. 34) 6-1, 6-2 in the first round.
Collins maintained a 67% first serve success rate, winning 75% of those points, demonstrating consistent play over the past few months. She was also impressive on return, winning 55% of return points, and appeared comfortable on slow courts.
Danielle Collins last week at Rome Open.
Earlier in the day, Madison Keys achieved a similar result, defeating Poland's Magda Linette (No. 50) 6-1, 6-3. Keys has won 9 of her last 11 matches, with her only losses coming against world No. 1 Iga Swiatek.
In the semifinal matches on Friday, May 24, Keys will face Samsonova (with a 3-2 head-to-head advantage for the American). Later, Danielle Collins will play against the winner of the match between Marketa Vondrousova and Anhelina Kalinina.

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