Madison Keys is a former US Open finalist, has made it to the top 10 before and an all-surface player who is hard to beat when in form. Looking to understand which racquet does Madison Keys use and that racquet’s specifications? Read on more all the information.
Having turned pro rather young at 14, she also won her first main draw match in her maiden tournament. Interestingly, she also defeated Serena Williams (check Serena’s racket here) at the World TeamTennis league at that same age to announce herself to the world.
While she featured in the qualifying rounds at the 2011 US Open, Keys first played at the main draw of a Grand Slam in 2012 when she won the wildcard for the US Open. She won her opening round match to register her first ever victory in a major main draw.
It was only in 2013 she became a regular at the Grand Slams, making at least the second round of the first three majors of the year, before blasting her way through to the semifinal at the 2015 Australian Open. In getting to the semifinal, she defeated the fourth seeded Petra Kvitova and then overturned a set deficit to usurp Venus Williams to enter the last-four, still a teenager.
Only a few months before that, Keys had won her first ever WTA title at the Eastbourne International on grass and then added another to make it two on the same surface in Birmingham. A quarterfinal at the 2015 Wimbledon followed but after a dry 2016, she made it to the US Open 2017 final – her best showing at a Grand Slam.
Keys’ biggest strength has been her powerful forehand, something most peers have called the best in the game. As far as her power is concerned, Keys has often been compared with Serena Williams, who is probably the most powerful women’s player in the tennis world.
That has also helped her play a brand of tennis which is more suited to the baseline from where she powers her way through the points with crashing forehands.
Add that to her strong serves, and Keys has a game which is suited for grass and hard courts, while at the same time struggling on clay. That said, Keys has won a title on that surface too and made it to the semifinal of the Roland-Garros.
So, Which is Madison Keys’ Racquet?
Madison Keys uses the Wilson Ultra Tour 18×20 tennis racquet with Luxilon ALU Power 125 as her main strings and Wilson Natural Gut as her cross strings.
This racquet is also endorsed by Gael Monfils (although he uses another racquet while on tour).
- Head Size: 97 sq.in/626 sq.cm
- Length: 27 in/68.5 cm
- Weight: Strung: 11.3 oz/320 gm, Unstrung: 10.8 oz/306 gm
- Tension: 50-60 Pounds
- Balance: 9 Pts Head Light
- Beam Width: 20mm Flat Beam
- Composition: High Performance Carbon Fiber
- Flex: 59
- Grip Type: Wilson Sublime
- Power Level: Low
- String Pattern: 18 Mains/20 Crosses
- Mains Skip: 9T, 8H, 10H
- Swing Speed: Fast, Long Swing
- Swing Weight: 319
Watch the below video reviewing the Wilson Ultra Tour 18×20 Racquet:
The Wilson Ultra Tour 18×20 is available online at a range of stores but if you are looking to get the best deal, you can first check on Amazon. Also if you are looking to buy this or other tennis racquets in the USA, here’s our comprehensive guide on the same.