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Four months after surgery, Madison Keys making an impression in front of coach Lindsay Davenport

Four months after surgery, Madison Keys making an impression in front of coach Lindsay Davenport

Madison Keys didn’t get much time to work on her backhand before arriving at the BNP Paribas Open, her first tournament since she underwent arthroscopic surgery on her left wrist in November. After she advanced to the fourth round with a 6-1, 6-4 rout of Naomi Osaka on Monday, it’s mind-boggling to imagine how much better she soon might be.

Reunited with coach Lindsay Davenport, who had ended their previous collaboration because of family demands and obligations that include Tennis Channel commentary, the right-handed Keys is inching her way back to top form, though she kept her expectations low. “I was, like, if I get a set I’ll be happy,” said Keys, who will face Caroline...

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