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    In the Loop: Madison Keys back on the court after wrist surgery

a tennis ball and a tennis racket resting on a courtBy any measure, 2016 was a big year for tennis pro Madison Keys. The 22-year-old cracked the Women's Tennis Association top 10, the first American to do so since Serena Williams' debut in 1999. She fell just short of winning a medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. And she qualified for the Women's Tennis Association finals in Singapore, a tournament open to just the top eight finishers in the association.

But in a year of highs, there was also a nagging low: persistent wrist pain that would eventually bring Madison to Mayo Clinic's Rochester campus for surgery on her left wrist, as ESPN reports. Richard Berger, M.D., Ph.D., an orthopedic surgeon, performed the procedure, which ESPN says was "very short" and "did not involve the tendon." Read the rest of Madison's story.
This story originally appeared on the In the Loop blog.