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Keys defeats Ostapenko in Cincinnati second round

Madison Keys takes out Jelena Ostapenko in straight sets at the Cincinnati WTA 1000 on Wednesday evening. World No 1 Iga Swiatek is next for the American.

Madison Keys, Brisbane 2020 Madison Keys of the United States in action during her semi-final match at the 2020 Brisbane International WTA Premier tennis tournament against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic

Madison Keys beat No 16 seed Jelena Ostapenko 6-4, 7-5 to reach the last 16 of the Western & Southern Open on Wednesday evening. Keys, ranked No 24, will face world No 1 Iga Swiatek for a spot in the quarter-finals.

The American defeated Kazakh Yulia Putintseva 7-5, 6-3 in the previous round.

In the first round Ostapenko, ranked No 15, beat Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia 6-4, 6-4.

Cincinnati WTA 1000, other second-round matches and results:

  • Paula Badosa vs. Ajla Tomljanovic
  • Shelby Rogers vs. Amanda Anisimova
  • Aryna Sabalenka vs. Anna Kalinskaya
  • Veronika Kudermetova vs. Simona Halep
  • Iga Swiatek beat Sloane Stephens (WC): 6-4, 7-5
  • Elena Rybakina beat Garbine Muguruza (8): 6-3, 6-1
  • Emma Raducanu (10) beat Victoria Azarenka: 6-0, 6-2
  • Elise Mertens beat Karolina Pliskova (14): 7-6(3), 6-3
  • Jessica Pegula (7) beat Marta Kostyuk: 6-7 (5), 6-1, 6-2
  • Marie Bouzkova vs. Alison Riske-Amritraj
  • Shuai Zhang beat Ekaterina Alexandrova: 6-3, 6-4
  • Ons Jabeur (5) beat Catherine McNally (WC): 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(7)
  • Petra Kvitova beat Sorana Cirstea: 6-2, 6-3
  • Caroline Garcia (Q) beat Maria Sakkari (4): 7-6(2), 6-7(6), 6-1
  • Anett Kontaveit (2) beat Tereza Martincova (Q): 3-6, 7-5, 6-4
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