Keys rallies to beat Stephens, reach Volvo semis

Madison Keys rallied late to down top-seeded Sloane Stephens for the first time in four career meetings to reach the Volvo Car Open semifinals on Friday.

Keys pulled away from her American countrywoman to win 7-6 (6), 4-6, 6-2. Keys, seeded eighth and ranked 18th in the world, will take on either American Danielle Collins or Monica Puig of Puerto Rico for a spot in Sunday's finals. Collins and Puig play in a later match.

Stephens had not lost a set in three previous matches against her good friend, including in the 2017 US Open final and last year's French Open semifinals, before dropping the opening-set tiebreaker. Keys dug in once again down the stretch after Stephens won the second set.

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No. 5 seed Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark, the 2011 Volvo champion, also made the final four after defeating 15th-seeded Maria Sakkari of Greece 6-2, 6-2. Wozniacki will face No. 16 seed Petra Martic of Croatia, who ousted ninth-seeded Belinda Bencic of Switzerland 6-3, 6-4.

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