*Wimbledon.com uses cookies.Find out more
CONTINUE > We use simple text files called cookies, saved on your computer, to help us deliver the best experience for you. Click continue to acknowledge that you are happy to receive cookies from Wimbledon.com.

Five minutes with: Madison Keys

Rolex clock at The Championships.
by William Denny
Thursday 27 June 2013

Despite beating Briton Heather Watson in the first round, Madison Keys is earning herself many admirers as she progresses into the third round of Wimbledon. By beating the world No.30 Mona Barthel in straight sets (6-2, 6-4) and with many top seeds withdrawing, the 18-year-old American will be hoping that she can go deep into The Championships.

Madison told me what animal she would be and what she would choose between Pimms and strawberries and cream.

Who would you want to act as you in a movie?

Probably Beyonce because I have a complete and utter girl crush on her (laughter).

If you could be an animal, what would you be?

Interesting question, I’ve never been asked that before. I would like to be a panda bear because they are my favourite animals.

What three things would you take on holiday?

My Kindle, my phone and… sunglasses because it would be somewhere hot.

What is your favourite meal?

I love Chinese food. If you give me any Chinese food I’m happy (laughter).

Which player, past or present, would you like to give you a tour around Wimbledon?

Probably Martina Navratilova because she won so many titles and she’s really nice.

And finally… Pimms or strawberries and cream?

Pimms. Pimms all the way (laughter). 


Follow the latest news and scores from Wimbledon 2013 on Wimbledon.com or download the official iPad,  iPhone and Android apps

Back to news

Related Players

Related Photos & Videos

  • Agnieszka Radwanska with a backhand volley.
  • A backhand shot by Madison Keys.
  • Agnieszka Radwanska plays an attacking backhand stroke.
  • Madison Keys plays a backhand stroke.
  • No.13 seed Anett Kontaveit with a backhand stroke.
  • Sara Tomic in action on No.15 Court.
Buy Wimbledon Merchandise from The Shop

Live Blog

20:08It brings me no pleasure but it's time to bring the curtain down for another year. Seemed somehow appropriate to leave the last word to Roger Federer. Thanks a billion for reading. What a fortnight, what a final, fast forward to 2015 please...

20:03"I already have seven. It's not like I need another one. But it would have been awfully nice to have it. I think that's what the feeling was of the people, and I felt that... I know they love tennis. They love tennis after we're all gone."

View all