In what was a close vote between three breakout title-winners of the summer, Bank of the West Classic champion Madison Keys edged out Ericsson Open champion Katerina Siniakova and Citi Open champion Ekaterina Makarova as the WTA Player of the Month in July.
The American won her first title of the season, and first on US soil, in Stanford in emphatic fashion, taking out No.7 seed Lesia Tsurenko, Wimbledon champion and top seed Garbiñe Muguruza and No.6 seed CoCo Vandeweghe in the final three rounds without the loss of a set to claim the Premier-level crown.
"It hasn't been the easiest season, but it finally feels like I'm on the right track and feeling good about my tennis again. It feels amazing to have a title at home and on hard courts," Keys said after the win. "I'm really, really happy that this is kind of the start of my US Open Series."
Final Results for July's WTA Player of the Month
1. Madison Keys (36%)
2. Katerina Siniakova (34%)
3. Ekaterina Makarova (30%)
2017 WTA Player of the Month Winners
How it works:
Finalists are selected by wtatennis.com
Winner is then determined by a fan vote on wtatennis.com