Madison Keys (WC) loses in first round of Australian Open

Madison Keys (WC) loses in first round of Australian Open

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Madison Keys couldn’t create quite the hubbub in her Grand Slam women’s tennis encore.

Keys, a 16-year-old Rock Island native, was bounced 6-2, 6-1 by China’s Zheng Jie in Tuesday’s first round of the 2012 Australian Open in Melbourne.

Starting their match approximately 2:30 a.m. in the Quad-Cities, Keys and Zheng, 28, were even through the first four games, holding serve to 2-all. But Zheng, ranked No. 38 in the world and a former Australian semifinalist, assumed control and rattled off 10 of the final 11 games over a dispirited Keys.