Madison Keys explains how TikTok influencer helped her overcome difficult interval
Former world No. 7 Madison Keys surprised everyone with her response when asked who helped her get back on track after a challenging 2021 season. Keys’ 2021 season got off to a rocky start when a positive COVID-19 test forced her to cancel her trip to Australia.
Keys finally started her 2021 season in March, but a string of poor results followed. After reaching the round of 16 at Wimbledon, it took Keys three months to claim another win. Keys went on a six-game losing streak before defeating Kaia Kanepi in the first round of the Indian Wells Masters in October.
After a bumpy 2021, Keys’ 2022 season got off to a good start as she won Adelaide 2 last week and defeated Sofia Kenin in the first round of the Australian Open on Monday.
A TikTok influenced key helped with that
“I’m a little embarrassed to admit it but there were a few different things but one of the first things that really freaked me out was that this girl is on TikTok and her name is Tinx (@itsmetinx ).
She keeps saying, “Comparison is the thief of joy.” And that really got me into it — I mean, I know she didn’t make the quote up, but I heard it from her first,” Keys explained, per Eurosport.
“But it really made me change my perspective, why do I focus on comparing everything I’ve done to everyone else around me if it just makes me unhappy? Why should I keep doing this? “And then I spoke to my coach who was great.
And the biggest thing he’s really helped me with is before every game he says, ‘There’s no need and there’s no halfway and it’s just another game and we’re going to go out and it’s a new day and we ‘We’re just going to focus on this unique game'”.