Sports Illustrated Kids has a new correspondent: rising tennis star Madison Keys. After jumping to No. 36 in the world rankings last year, the 19-year-old American entered the 2014 season with high expectations — and a whole new perspective on what it takes to make it as a pro.
For the next few months, Madison will give SI Kids an inside view of the international tennis world, from traveling for matches in far-away countries to preparing for Grand Slam tournaments to chatting with some of the sport’s biggest names.
And if that weren't exciting enough, Madison just won her first career tournament! She defeated German Angelique Kerber in three sets, 6-3, 3-6, 7-5, to win the Aegon Championships in Eastbourne, England. The victory is a big boost for Madison as she prepares for Wimbledon, which begins June 23.
Congratulations, Madison — we look forward to tagging along with you this season!