Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 1/16/13

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 28: Venus Williams of the United States of America looks on in her semifinals doubles match with Serena Williams of the United States of America against Lisa Raymond of the USA and Rennae Stubbs of Australia during day eleven of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 28, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Lucas Dawson/Getty Images)
As a 4-year-old she watched Venus Williams playing on TV and fell in love with her dress. So began the tennis career of young Madison Keys. ''I really wanted a tennis dress,'' said a smiling Keys, now 17. ''My parents told me that if I played, they would buy me one. I was like, `Hey, I'll try it.''' Keys now has a closet full of tennis dresses and enough talent to have reached the third round at the Australian Open on Wednesday. Ranked 105th and playing with a wild-card entry, Keys powered through the second round beating 30th-ranked Tamira Paszek 6-2, 6-1 in just 56 minutes - drawing accolades from people who are now watching her play. One of them was retired three-time Grand Slam winner and fellow American Lindsey Davenport, who thinks that Keys has ''incredible potential.'' ''Best hope I've seen for US since Williams,'' Davenport tweeted, not clarifying if she meant the 32-year-old Venus - who owns seven Grand Slam titles - or younger sister Serena who has 15. Keys broke i...
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