She regrouped and got headed back in the right direction.
"I definitely needed you guys today, you helped me get through", Keys told the crowd on Court Suzanne Lenglen. "It was much heavier [conditions], wasn't as easy end-to-end points, and a lot of pressure when you are all of a sudden a big favorite".
This will be the first match between the women since Stephens humiliated her close friend Keys in the final of last year's US Open. Her last appearance, of course, came in the US Open in September, where Stephens defeated Keys 6-3, 6-0 to cap off a dominant US Open showing. "But, you know, I feel like on clay it's a little bit of a different match-up".
Putintseva served for the first set but was unable to put it away. Breaking that habit has been part of a larger maturing process that boils down to this: be your own boss. Her mother, Christina, is an attorney who gave up her practice for several years to move to Boca Raton in search of better training for her three tennis-playing daughters.
"I'd love to be able to get a win", she added with a smile. "To be 30-all, 5-4 and have two really good serves and go for it and trust my game, I think that's what I'm most happy with". "I think it was still kind of a confusion in the head up until about a week ago". I think there's a difference between being intense and wanting it and fighting and just not being nice, so that's something that I have always stayed true to.
Nadal won 10 of the first 11 points played in the third set and broke his 11th-seeded rival twice.
"Even some of the matches I lost, even in Stuttgart, playing a really good match", the 23-year-old said.
After fighting through three consecutive five-set match-wins, Zverev was hampered by a thigh injury, and the German second-seed inevitably ran out of steam with Thiem running out a 6-4 6-2 6-1 victor. I'm still going for my shots, because that's how I play my best tennis.
Prediction: Keys has come a long way, but the game on clay is second nature to Stephens.
The 10th-seeded Stephens will bid for her second major title when she takes on top-seeded Simona Halep of Romania in Saturday's final.
Elated at securing the world No.1 ranking with a comprehensive 6-1 6-4 semi-final victory over Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza, Halep intends to block out lingering negativity over performances at the tail end of majors.
It's an interesting scenario to load onto a friendship, but neither woman seemed fussed about that.
"Now I just have to go find her, because I need to tell her some juicy stuff".
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