"At train station" - Madison Keys gives hilarious glimpse into hasty celebration after beating Danielle Collins ft. popping champagne pre French Open

Madison Keys (R), with Danielle Collins in Strasbourg (L) (Image Source: Getty)
Madison Keys (R), with Danielle Collins in Strasbourg (L) (Image Source: Getty)

Madison Keys had to rush through her celebrations after she beat Danielle Collins in the Internationaux de Strasbourg final. The American, who will commence her 2024 French Open campaign on May 28, gave fans a peek into the hilarious affair.

Keys won her eighth career title on Saturday, May 26, with a resounding 6-1, 6-2 victory over her compatriot and friend, Collins, in the WTA 500 final. En route, she also defeated Wang Xinyu, Magda Linette, and Liudmila Samsonova.

Madison Keys re-entered the world’s top 15 as a result and is currently ranked No. 12. Despite the significant achievement, though, the American had to cut short her celebrations in order to prepare for her next challenge – the French Open.

Keys, who left for Paris just hours after her win, treated herself to a quick cheat meal at the train station. In the highlights she shared on social media, the 2017 US Open runner-up was also seen popping champagne on the streets, which, she joked, her physio came prepared with.

"Celebrating at the train station. See you soon Paris," Madison Keys wrote on her Instagram stories. "@theathleteconnection came prepared tho."
"Some other things I did in Strasbourg… already in Paris and ready to sweep the lines here," she added.
Keys on Instagram
Keys on Instagram

Madison Keys will look to build on her momentum at French Open 2024

Keys pictured at the Internationaux de Strasbourg (Image Source: Getty)
Keys pictured at the Internationaux de Strasbourg (Image Source: Getty)

Madison Keys has produced some impressive results during the ongoing claycourt campaign despite being late to the party this year.

The American pulled out of the Australian Open due to shoulder injury, and did not compete at any events before the Indian Wells tournament in March. She had a slow start upon return, but has since kicked into high gear. At the Madrid Open and the Italian Open, she reached the semifinals and the quarterfinals, respectively, before losing to eventual champion Iga Swiatek both times.

Following her recent triumph, Keys, a semifinalist at the 2022 French Open, would fancy her chances of making a deep run at the tournament this year, too.

"I think I really balanced going after my shots and trying to be the aggressor, while also defending when necessary and keeping the pressure on," Keys said about her final against Danielle Collins, as per the WTA.
"Overall, there’s really no complaints and a lot of confidence that I can take into Roland Garros," she added.

The former World No. 7 opens her French Open campaign against Renata Zarazua on Tuesday. She features in Aryna Sabalenka’s quarter and is headed for a potential fourth-round meeting with the World No. 2.

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