Madison Keys put on a powerful display to defeat Caroline Wozniacki in the final of Charleston.
The American, who was playing her first tournament since her reunion with coach Juan Todero, just had enough for Wozniacki in what was an absorbing final.
The first set in particular was incredibly tightly fought, but once Keys get her head in front courtesy of a tiebreak, she never looked back and comfortably closed out a 7-7 (7-5), 6-3 win.
“Every time I come here (to Charleston) I feel like I’m at home and the support I have from everyone in the stands means the absolute world to me.” Keys said.
“It was a really good first week for my coach and I. Hopefully we can keep this up at a kind of high bar.”
Wozniacki was close to her best, even though she admits clay is far from her favourite surface.
“Congratulations on a incredible week and well played today. You were just too good for me.” Wozniaki said of Keys.
“I want to thank my family in my box. You guys have always been there for me when I win or when I lose.
“I feel like although my love for clay hasn’t always been there, this week has been very enjoyable.”
The win sees Keys pick up her first title since 2017.
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