Who is Madison Keys’ coach? Know everything about Thomas Hogstedt

Know everything about the man behind Madison Keys' recent resurgence

Madison Keys
Madison Keys

Madison Keys is an American tennis player and has won six WTA titles. Her career-high ranking is No.7 which she achieved back in 10 October 2016.

The American has been a mainstay in the top-50 of the WTA rankings and has managed to at least reach the semi-finals of three out of the four Grand Slams, the one being Wimbledon. Her best result at Grand Slams is a runner-up finish at the US Open in 2017.

Keys had a positive start to her 2022 season, she won the WTA Adelaide International 2 in the lead-up to the Australian Open. Enroute to her win she defeated two of the top three seeds to clinch her sixth WTA title and her first since 2019. In the first round of the Australian Open 2022, Keys notched up a surprise win against former champion Sofia Kenin in straight sets. She continued her winning streak and defeated World No.6 Paula Badosa in fourth round to advance to the quarter-finals for the first time since 2018. She then blasted past Barbora Krejcikova to reach the semifinals.

Everything you need to know about Madison Keys’ coach

Madison Keys and Thomas Hogstedt
Madison Keys and Thomas Hogstedt

Keys is currently coached by Thomas Hogstedt, who is a former tennis player himself. He played for Sweden back in the 1980’s, and was a former junior World No.1. In his senior career, he managed to win one title at the Grand Prix level, which is akin to the ATP Tour of present times. His highest career-ranking was No. 38.

The Swede has coached many famous tennis players over the years. Some of them include Maria Sharapova, Simona Halep, Li Na and Caroline Wozniacki.

Hogstedt started coaching Keys in April 2016. That year was one of Keys’ best seasons, she debuted in the top-10 of WTA rankings and reached a career-high ranking of No.7. She also qualified for the year-ending WTA Finals. But surprisingly, Keys announced her split with the Swede at the end of season, citing ‘personality conflict’.

Keys then changed multiple coaches over the years, before she announced her reunion with Hogstedt in April 2021. The reunion proved effective as Keys managed to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon that year and won the Adelaide International 2 at the start of 2022.

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