Hailey!!! OMG a Top 20 win! I really really want everything good to happen for her. Truly a story of hard knocks, this girl puts in the work, and can play select tourneys when she can afford to. Was so happy to see they gave her a chance here with a WC. Awesome!
Never heard of this big babe power player. No pusher invited.
7-6 5-1 she leads Keys.
Keys is serving to stay in the match.
Keys has to hold here....... And she does. 2-5
Now let's see if Baptiste can string a couple of zingers here and serve it out.
When you get a top player in this position, you got to destroy her. Don't let her back in the match or you are toast.
big serve. unreturned: 15-0
another big serve. short return to be easily put away. She dumps it in the net. that was a gift. 15-15
ball in the net; another error 15-30. I think she is nervous.
2nd serve coming. What will Keys do to it? Nothing.
Stinging forehand winner from Hailey. Keys can't touch it.. too big. 30-30
Amazing outwide serve. Keys can't reach. 40-30
ACE to finish it.. WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a powerful way to close out a match!!!
17 year old Baptiste has great power, athleticism, speed and height(5'9?)
If Gauff equals the next V Williams..... then
Baptiste could equal the next S Williams.
Keys is a 5 year top 20 player and was beaten by a 17 y/o ranked #283, playing in her hometown and not affected by the crowd.
Baptiste is one to watch, but one match does not make a star.
Next up is the totally different style of Mladenovic.
If Baptiste beats Mlad then the hype will explode.
I see Baptiste as possibly having a bigger future than Gauff, but a lot depends on whether or not she falls in love with something like a rap star.
Baptiste's emotional development could be the number one problem in her future.