Jun 19, 12:08 PM EDT

Keys beats Strycova to win Aegon Classic title


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BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) -- American Madison Keys powered to a 6-3, 6-4 win over Barbora Strycova in the Aegon Classic final, only the second grass-court title of her career.

Strycova, who was playing her 18th set of the week after reaching both the singles and doubles finals, still had enough energy and tenacity to come close to turning the second set around.

The Czech player appeared poised to get back into the match when she earned a break point in the eighth game of the second set, but Keys saved it with a series of well-controlled and well-placed forehand drives allowing the American to cruise to the title.

Keys says "I am just going to focus on this - I am really happy. I will start focusing on Wimbledon tomorrow."

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