Madi­son Keys —

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The 23­year­old Amer­i­can smacks the ball as hard as any­one, but she lacks the con­sis­tency, de­fen­sive skills and tac­ti­cal acu­men of her good friend Stephens, who out­played and out­smarted her in the US Open fi­nal a year ago and in the French Open semi­fi­nals this year. Put dif­fer­ently, her high­re­ward, high­risk style re­sults in way too many er­rors. And that re­sults in bad losses, such as to No. 120 Ev­geniya Ro­d­ina at Wim­ble­don, No. 117 Danielle Collins at In­dian Wells and No. 129 Sara Sor­ribes Tormo at Madrid. Her one­di­men­sional game will lose early at Flush­ing Mead­ows.

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