Keys, Williams earn Australian Open wildcards

Updated: 17 December 2012 13:39 IST

The 17-year-old Keys beat Mallory Burdette 7-5, 6-3 in the women's final on Sunday, while Williams defeated Tim Smyczek 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 in the men's final.

Keys, Williams earn Australian Open wildcards

Norcross:

Teenager Madison Keys of Rock Island, Ill., and Rhyne Williams of Knoxville, Tenn., have won wildcard berths for January's Australian Open in US Tennis Association playoffs.

The 17-year-old Keys beat Mallory Burdette 7-5, 6-3 in the women's final Sunday, while Williams defeated Tim Smyczek 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 in the men's final.

Keys won the USTA playoff for the Australian Open for the second consecutive year. She lost in the first round of the 2012 Australian Open.

Williams, 21, will be playing in his second career Grand Slam tournament. He qualified for this year's US Open and lost in the first round.

The Australian Open starts January 14.



Topics : Tennis Rhyne Williams Madison Keys
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