Seventeenth seed Madison Keys is through to yet another US Open quarterfinal and will on Wednesday battle ninth seed Marketa Vondrousova. Vondrousova’s quest for back-to-back Grand Slam titles in 2023 is on track. The reigning Wimbledon champion is also through to the last eight here for the first time. To achieve this feat, the Czech number one defeated crowd favourite Peyton Stearns in three sets in the fourth round. She had to come from a set down to win, with the match the only one she has dropped a set at Flushing Meadows. The win allowed her to move into a career-high world position as she is currently placed sixth in the live ranking. Vondrousova has compiled a 40-12 record in 2023 with 19 of her victories coming on hard court.
Madison Keys has compiled a 30-12 record this season with 18 of her wins being recorded on hard court. The latest was against compatriot Jessica Pegula in the fourth round. She won the match in dominant fashion, losing just four games. The win was the third straight sets victory of her four fixtures at Flushing Meadows. It allowed her to make her third quarterfinal appearance in New York. Keys made the final here in 2017 and then the semifinal a year after. But this is the first time since 2018 that she has advanced this far in the major. The former world number seven is now up four places to 12th in the live ranking. The winner here will set up a semifinal showdown with second seed Aryna Sabalenka or 23rd seed Qinwen Zheng.
Our prediction for Marketa Vondrousova v Madison Keys is for the match to see under 22.5 games played. Matches that have involved these two at the US Open have mostly been straightforward. We expect this to be the same case here with the winner needing not that many games to go through.