Before I welcome back my favorite current tennis player in world…actually my favorite current athlete in the world…Madison Keys, I have to congratulate all the players like Serena Williams, Kiki Mladenovic, Elina Svitolina, Karolina Pliskova and others who won tournaments since the last time I posted. I was hit with a medical issue going into the final weekend of the 2017 Australian Open and for weeks, while still a presence online, I didn’t physically have the energy that it takes to do blog posts with hyperlinked media, analysis, opinion, etc. Just didn’t have it in me. I’ve been adjusting to new medical protocols and diet changes and thought the return of my favorite player was as good a time as any to post again. Coming back from wrist surgery, Maddie sprinted out to to a 6-1 5-1 lead before a bit of a lull had her settle for a 6-1 7-5 victory over Mariana Duque-Marino in round two of the 2017 BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells. Frankly, I am just happy to see Keys for the first time on court this season. I wish her a healthy remainder of the season. Win or lose, I’ll root for the talented young American. Obviously, I hope she wins a lot more than she loses, but either way I am in her corner.