WATCH: Tennis Channel Live discusses the resurgence of Madison Keys at the Australian Open.


Madison Keys is looking to build on a good start to the season despite her defeat in the Australian Open semifinals.

The 26-year-old went 11-1 during the Aussie stretch, winning a warm-up event in Adelaide and then beating three seeded players to get to the final four in Melbourne. It's a big turnaround from 2021, where she went 1-6 to finish her season and dropped below the Top 50 in the rankings.

"I think the biggest thing that I take is just getting a lot of matches in. It's been a really long time since I have been able to start off the year on such a strong foot and have all of these matches and to have all that confidence going into the year," she told press following a defeat to top seed Ashleigh Barty in the Australian Open semifinals.

"Just having all of that experience on the court already this year for tough moments down the road is going to be really beneficial."

She's credited a more positive mentality with helping her performance, something she wants to carry forward in other events.

"Physically, I feel really good," said Keys. "Mentally I still am, you know, fighting to get back to the level that I think that I was obviously on the tennis court ranking-wise, but mentally I feel like I'm in a really good position and feeling fresh."

The former Grand Slam finalist should return to the Top 30 in the WTA rankings on Monday following the Australian Open.