Flushing Meadows, New York – Madison Keys overcame a shaky start and some nervy play to advance to the second round of the US Open and achieve a bit of history. The eighth-seeded American outlasted countrywoman Alison Riske, 4-6, 7-6, 6-2, in two hours and 25 minutes.
The first-round match started Monday night and wrapped up Tuesday morning at 1:48 a.m., making it the latest finish for a women’s match in recorded US Open history. The previous record was a 1:35 a.m. finish in 2010, when Samantha Stosur defeated Elena Dementieva in a fourth-round match.
“I’m feeling pretty good,” Keys said on court after the match. “I just looked up and it’s almost 2 a.m., so who wants to go party?”