Last Updated on June 4, 2022
Madison Keys is an American WTA athlete who from a young age was projected to achieve greatness. In 2009, when Keys was just 14 years old, she defeated Serena Williams at the world Team Tennis league. Serena Williams was world number two at the time and was fresh from her Wimbledon victory earlier in the month. Keys has over the years become a mainstay in the top echelon of the women’s tennis circuit. Madison keys is an aggressive player.
She is a hard hitter, who possesses a really strong forehand which combined with her fast serve makes her a force on the tennis courts. She has been recorded to hit balls at speeds comparable to those of the very top men tennis players. Keys has won six singles career titles. She is yet to win a grand slam title, her best result at the slams came at the 2017 US Open where she was runner up to compatriot and friend Sloan Stephens. She has made the semifinals of the slams four times, the most recent being at the 2022 Australian Open.
Madison Keys Current Coach is Thomas Hogstedt
Keys is at present being coached by Thomas Hogstedt who she first met in 2016. Hogstedt is himself a former professional tennis player with the 1983 Ferrera Grand prix title to his name. Hogstedt became the 1981 US Open junior championships winner a few days before his eighteenth birthday. He defeated West Germany’s Hans Schwaier in the final. In 1982, Hogstedt made it to the semifinals at Basel and Bastad, he also recorded a famous win over fast rising compatriot Mats Wilander at Cincinnati in the round of 64. Wilander had won the Roland Garros that year, would win three titles during the season and nine titles in 1983. Wilander also went on to be the top ranked men tennis player. In March of 1983, Hogstedt was able to advance to the semifinal of the Cuore Cup, Milan where he lost to American Chris Cooper. He also stormed to the title at the 1983 Grand prix Ferera Open at twenty years of age without dropping a single set. Swede Hogstedt has had himself an illustrious coaching career working with a string of top tennis players over the years. Players he has coached include Tommy Haas, Eugenie Bouchard, Caroline Wozniacki, Maria Sharapova, Li Na, Simona Halep, Madison Keys and Johanna Konta. Under Hogstedt tutelage, Thomas Haas in 2006 reached the quarterfinals of the US Open, won three ATP Titles. In 2007, Haas was defeated in the 2007 Australian Open semifinal by Chilean Fernando Gonzalez. Despite his loss, he was propelled back into the top 10 of the World Rankings for the first since 2002. Also, that year, Haas successfully defended his Regions Morgan Keegan title. It was the first time Haas had won titles in consecutive seasons. Haas 2007 US Open run ended in the quarterfinals. This equaled his best ever finish at the event. Haas suffered multiple injuries at the beginning of 2008. He parted ways with coach Thomas Hogstedt in 2008.
Thomas Hogstedt switched to the Women’s Tennis Association. He did some work for the Chinese Tennis Association working with Chinese players. In 2008, the CTA relaxed control over players in an experimental “Fly Solo” program that gave players more freedom to hire coaches and keep greater percentage of their winnings. Hogstedt then began to work exclusively with Chinese star Li Na. Under Hogstedt tutelage, Li Na reached her first US open quarter Final in 2009 and finished the year as world number 15, a career high for her at that point. At the 2009 Australia open Li defeated world number 6 Venus Williams at the quarterfinals to advance to the semifinals where she was beaten in two tiebreaks by Serena Williams. Serena Williams also defeated Li Na at the quarterfinals of the US open. Li had brief advancements into the WTA top 10 but ultimately, she finished the year in 11th. It was her best season at the time.
Coach Hogstedt left Li at the end of the 2010 season in order to go coach Maria Sharapova. Hogstedt started to coach Maria Sharapova at the start of the 2011 season. Sharapova won the Italian Open that year, but was knocked out in the semifinals of the French open by eventual champion and Hogstedt’s former charge Li Na. This was Sharapova’s’ first Grand Slam Semifinal since a shoulder injury in 2008 that almost ended her career. Sharapova also lost the 2011 Wimbledon final to Petra Kvitova. This was her first Grand Slam Final in over three years. Sharapova ended the year as world No 4. This was her first top 10 finish since 2008. Under Hogstedt tutelage, in 2012, Sharapova won the French Open and an Olympic silver medal ending the year as World number 2. Sharapova lost the final of the 2013 French Open to Serena Williams. After her 2013 Wimbledon exit, Hogstedt and Sharapova parted ways citing his inability to travel in the nearest future as a reason for their decision.
Hogstedt had a three-month stint as Caroline Wozniacki’s coach from October 2013 to January 2014.
Hogstedt worked with American Sloan Stephens starting in July 2014. He had stopped working with Stephens by the start of the 2015 season.
Hogstedt joined Simona Halep’s team in 2015 as a consultant for three tournaments. The tournaments were Shenzhen, Sydney and the Australian Open. She won the Shenzhen Open, withdrew from the Sydney Open due to illness and lost in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.
In late 2015, Hogstedt started working with Canadian Genie Bouchard but parted ways with her during the clay Courts season of 2016.
Hogstedt started working with American Madison Keys in April of 2016. Keys enjoyed a fruitful season under Hogstedt reaching the round of 16 of all 4 slams, the semifinals of the Olympics and qualifying for the year end WTA Finals. Keys and Hogstedt parted ways at the end of the season for reasons that were never made official.
Hogstedt returned to coach Bouchard for the 2017 season. The season fell short of what had been expected. In 17 tournaments under his guidance, she was only able to advance out of the first round in six of them. The pair parted ways toward the end of the season with Hogstedts’s travel commitments being floated as a possible reason.
Hogstedt worked briefly with Ekaterina Makarova at the start of the 2018 season.
Hogstedt started working again with Sharapova just before the clay court season of 2018. A Semifinal run in Rome and a first Grand Slam Quarter finals since her suspension at the 2016 Australian Open were the highlights of her season. Sharapova was plagued by injury problems throughout 2019 and she retired from tennis early in 2020.
Hogstedt meanwhile started work with Rebecca Peterson in 2019. He was with Peterson coaching team at the 2019 US Open.
Hogstedt worked with Johanna Konta in July 2020. Their alliance came to an end just after the US Open. The parted ways with Konta describing the relationship as not being a good fit.
After parting ways with Konta, Hogstedt started to work with Latvian Jelena Ostapenko in 2020. Hogstedt reunited with his former charge Madison Keys during the Clay Court season of 2021. Keys is presently ranked 22nd and reached the quarterfinals of the 2022 Australian Open.
Madison Keys Past Coaches
Madison keys has over the years worked with a myriad of coaches whose tenure with her are varied in length. Keys first top tier primary coach was John Evert, she sometimes at this period also worked with John’s sister Chris Evert. At the time, she was being trained by the Evert Tennis Academy. When she was sixteen years old, Keys left the Evert Academy and switched coaches to Adam Paterson.
Paterson had been assigned to her by the U.S Tennis Association to assist with her development. Paterson is famous for being a long-time coach of Former world number one Lindsay Davenport who has three Grand Slam titles to her name.
During her development years, Keys also worked with Juan Todero and Jay Gooding. Both coaches were part of the U.S Tennis Associations efforts to ensure that Keys fulfilled her potential. Her work with the USTA propelled her into the top 50 of women’s Tennis.
In 2015, Former world number one Lindsay Davenport and her husband John Leach joined Keys coaching team. Keys had a really good season in 2015 but split from her team at the end of the season to find a full-time coach.
Jesse Levine coached Keys for a while in 2016 but was replaced before the start of the clay-court season by Thomas Hogstedt.
After her initial split with Hogstedt at the end of 2016. Davenport and Keys started working together again at the start of 2017. Dieter Kindleman joined Keys coaching team midway through 2017 and was with her until May 2018. Dieter joined Elise Mertens team a month later. Australian David Taylor coached Keys until the end of 2018. Keys hired Jim Madrigal as a coach for the 2019 season but she reunited with Juan Todero in March 2019 winning her first Clay Tournament with him at the 2019 Volvo Car open and emerging champion of the western and Southern Open women’s singles. Keys parted ways with Todero after the 2020 Australian Open. The USTA coaches have always been on hand to provide guidance to Keys at all times during her career.
Madison Keys’ achievements with different coaches
We have collected in the table the data about the trophies won by Madison Keys under the guidance of various coaches.
|Coach||Years of Cooperation||Titles|
|Juan Todero, Jay Gooding||2013-2014||2014 Aegon International, Eastebourne|
|Thomas Hogstedt||2016,2021 to Present||2016 Aegon Classic Women’s Singles, Birmingham,2022 Adelaide International 2|
|Lindsay Davenport||2017||2017 Stanford Women’s Singles|
|2019 – Charleston, Cincinnati|