USA’s Keys misses out on women’s singles tennis bronze

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American tennis player Madison Keys will miss out on the podium after losing to Petra Kvitova Czech Republic on Saturday in the bronze medal match of the Olympics in Rio.

Keys, 21, was appearing in her first Olympics and was playing for bronze one day after losing to Angelique Kerber of Germany in Friday’s semifinal.

The ninth-ranked player in the world, Keys beat Montengro’s Danka Kovinic, France’s Kristina Mladenovic, Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro, and Russia’s Daria Kasatkina to reach the semis.