Madison Keys

by andrew on September 13, 2014

Madison Keys – 2017 WTA Pre-Wimbledon Party – Arrivals – Kensington Roof Gardens, 99 Kensington High Street – London, UK – Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Rock Island, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 17, 1995

*African-American (father)
*German, Irish, possibly some English (mother)

Madison Keys is an American professional tennis player.

Madison’s paternal grandmother was Bertha Marie Davis (the daughter of Russell Davis, Sr. and Gladys O. Thornton).

Madison’s maternal grandfather is Chuck Hunter (the son of Joseph Robert Hunter and Mary Leone Burke). Joseph had Irish, and possibly some English, ancestry. Mary Leone was of Irish descent, and was the daughter of William Burke and Elizabeth Hanrahan.

Madison’s maternal grandmother is Carolyn Waack (the daughter of Robert Henry Waack and Bernadine L. Pinter). Robert had German and Irish ancestry, and was the son of Henry Waack and Catherine Flynn. Bernadine was of German descent, and was the daughter of James L. Pinter and Mary Witt.

Sources: Obituary of Madison’s paternal grandmother, Bertha Marie (Davis) Keys –

Obituary of Madison’s maternal great-grandmother, Mary Leone (Burke) Hunter –

Obituary of Madison’s maternal great-grandfather, Robert Henry Waack –

Obituary of Madison’s maternal great-grandmother, Bernadine L. (Pinter) Waack –

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

andrew September 20, 2014 at 6:45 am

add the tag, thanx

fuzzybear44 September 14, 2014 at 9:48 am


A pic of her doesn’t mean she’s biracial.There are plenty of people that look like her, or lighter that are not first gen.You did the profile, couldn’t you find out if she was indeed. Mixed?

andrew September 14, 2014 at 11:30 am

not sure, thats what Ive read, black father and white mother

follers January 26, 2015 at 10:25 am

You read right.

cwm85 September 6, 2015 at 12:55 pm

She’s biracial. Do you have something against biracials? Or do you have an issue with multi racial people acknowledging all of their ethnic backgrounds?

andrew September 6, 2015 at 1:14 pm
andrew September 14, 2014 at 7:04 am

She’s biracial, find a pic

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