Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Tennis Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByBen Rothenberg June 3, 2018 PARIS — The burgeoning careers of Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens have often run parallel. The two friends made breakthrough runs to Australian Open semifinals just before their 20th birthdays. Both reached their first Grand Slam final at last year’s United States Open, which Stephens won in straight sets. On Sunday at Roland Garros, each reached the quarterfinals of the French Open for the first time to complete a quartet of sorts. For Keys, 23, and Stephens, 25, the milestone meant that they had both advanced to the quarterfinals or better at all four Grand Slam events. “Super cool,” Stephens said, grinning broadly at mention of the feat. “Isn’t that exciting?” No. 13 Keys raced out to a 6-1, 5-1 lead before 31st-seeded Mihaela Buzarnescu gained a momentary foothold in the match. Keys ultimately closed out her victory 6-1, 6-4 in 67 minutes. Later Sunday afternoon, No. 10 Stephens won with ease, 6-2, 6-0 over No. 25 Anett Kontaveit in 52 minutes. Though her best results have come on hard courts, Stephens has long appreciated the… Read full this story
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