“I couldn’t hear s**t!” Madison Keys rides on the home crowd’s energy to storm into the semifinals of US Open amid fiance Bjorn Fratangelo’s failed attempt to coach her

Keys will face the Australian Open winner Aryna Sabalenka in the semi-finals of US Open.


“I couldn’t hear s**t!” Madison Keys rides on the home crowd’s energy to storm into the semifinals of US Open amid fiance Bjorn Fratangelo’s failed attempt to coach her

Madison Keys (Image via: Tennis.com)

Madison Keys was up against Marketa Vondrousova at the Arthur Ashe Stadium Wednesday night. The two clashed for a ticket to the Semi-finals of the last Major of 2023. Keys got an immense boost in energy, thanks to the roaring crowds backing the American up.

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17th seed Madison Keys went head-to-head with World No.9 Marketa Vondrousova in the quarter-final round of the US Open. The match was delayed briefly as a spectator from the crowds required urgent medical attention. When the game resumed, Keys quickly gained a 5-0 lead over the Czech in the first game. Vondrousova pushed herself harder but in vain as her 28-year-old opponent dominated the first set with a score of 6-1.

Vondrousova tried making a comeback in the second set, but Keys played hard to prevent her from doing so. The American won the match in two straight sets, scoring 6-1, 6-4 over her opponent. Keys was later asked if she paid heed to the advice her fiance, Bjorn Fratangelo, gave her during the match. “To be honest, I couldn’t hear sh*t out here tonight,” the former World No. 7 said as she giggled and cheers filled the stadium.

Keys will face the Australian Open winner and now the top seed Aryna Sabalenka in the semi-finals in a night session today at the Arthur Ashe Stadium. With her advance to the semis, Keys will be trying to replicate her 2017 US Open performance when she reaches the final round. She last played in the Flushing Meadows semifinals back in 2018.

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Who is Madison Keys’ fiance Bjorn Fratangelo?

Fratangelo and Keys
Fratangelo and Keys (Images via: Open Source)

Madison Keys met her fiance, professional American tennis player Bjorn Fratangelo, back in 2006, when he moved to Boca Raton a year after she did. “The pair trained at the same facility, and they were part of a group of friends that was close,” according to the ATP Tour.

Fratangelo achieved a career-high ranking of World No.99 back in 2016. His biggest success in his career came in 2011 when Bjorn won the Juniors title at the Roland Garros, defeating Dominic Thiem in the finals. Fratangelo is one of the three Americans ever to win the title. Tommy Paul won the French Open Juniors in 2015 and John McEnroe in 1977.

Keys and Fratangelo started dating in 2017 and got engaged earlier this year. The couple had partnered up for the Mixed Doubles at the US Open in 2021.

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