He spent six months off the tour previous year with a right elbow injury and said he waited until just before the tournament began to decide if he was fit enough to play. But now it's back. But I've started to like this tournament, too. Keys also was learning to live in the present again, after a dispiriting loss to her good friend in the 2017 US Open final.
The 22-year-old tried charging the net in a desperate attempt to kickstart her game but a brilliant backhand pass from Kerber brought up two set points and the stanza was hers in 22 minutes when the 17th seed sent a forehand long.
But Keys faltered in this critical quarterfinal. But if you saw the way she figured out the game of one-dimensional No. 4 seed Elina Svitolina in the quarterfinals, you know this will be no gimme for Wozniacki. "Madison is a hard hitter".
"I was just playing my game ..."
Kerber's biggest headache was against Hsieh Su-Wei who nearly sent the two-time Grand Slam champion packing, but her performance against Madison Keys was much as her match against Maria Sharapova had been - sheer domination and running every ball down.
The 21-year-old wobbled when serving out the match, squandering a 40-0 lead and seeing a total of five match points disappear into a cloudless sky as world number 97 Sandgren battled gamely.
For Keys so much depends on the serve, which let her down badly on this occasion as Kerber won 57 percent of points on the American's first serve. "My serve is not that effective on her". From the start, Kerber established her superiority in that department as well.
Keys matched her opponent with 13 winners, but made 25 unforced errors to the German's seven.
So beware writing her off just yet. It was a masterful performance by Kerber. "Now I'm just trying to play everything I have and to play the best to win it".
"I have to be ready in my legs and be calm".
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This is a significant blow to Keys' campaign.
Kerber, who celebrated her 30th birthday last week, is now guaranteed to return to the top 10 in the rankings even if she goes no further at Melbourne Park. Keys loved how fast the courts in Melbourne are this year. She says the most important thing about this year is her attitude, which isn't as critical as it was last year. "She just use my (pace)".
Kerber's expeditious victory over Keys will only boost her already soaring confidence, and will also leave her as fresh as possible for her semifinal match on Thursday. "On this surface I have a chance (against Halep)".
"For me, it's trying to find the balance of playing consistent but being aggressive and still trying to take time away and not kind of letting her dictate my game". There is nearly no doubt that match will take it out of her at the back end of the tournament, but she has been dominant elsewhere. Getting ahead of yourself.
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She continued: "That third set was nothing really like I had ever played before, such an awesome atmosphere". The younger Canadian fared well in her Melbourne Park opener before falling to the top seed.
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