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Osaka loses to Muchova in 3 sets at Madrid Open

Naomi Osaka of Japan reacts during her match against Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic during their match at the Madrid Open tennis tournament in...
Naomi Osaka of Japan returns the ball to Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic during their match at the Madrid Open tennis tournament in Madrid, Spa...
Naomi Osaka of Japan reacts during her match against Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic during their match at the Madrid Open tennis tournament in...
Naomi Osaka of Japan returns the ball to Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic during their match at the Madrid Open tennis tournament in Madrid, Spa...
Naomi Osaka of Japan returns the ball to Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic during their match at the Madrid Open tennis tournament in Madrid, Spa...

Naomi Osaka of Japan reacts during her match against Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic during their match at the Madrid Open tennis tournament in...

Naomi Osaka of Japan returns the ball to Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic during their match at the Madrid Open tennis tournament in Madrid, Spa...

Naomi Osaka of Japan reacts during her match against Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic during their match at the Madrid Open tennis tournament in...

Naomi Osaka of Japan returns the ball to Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic during their match at the Madrid Open tennis tournament in Madrid, Spa...

Naomi Osaka of Japan returns the ball to Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic during their match at the Madrid Open tennis tournament in Madrid, Spa...

MADRID (AP) — Second-ranked Naomi Osaka is out of the Madrid Open as Karolina Muchova won 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 in the second round on Sunday.

Muchova eased through the deciding set to earn her third win against a top 10 opponent this year. The 20th-ranked Czech was a semifinalist at the Australian Open, which was won by Osaka in February.

“It was a tough match today, but we had some preparation,” Muchova said. “I was ready to play with all I had today, and to use all the weapons I could and (do) what I can.”

Osaka was coming off a quarterfinal loss to Maria Sakkari in Miami.

“On the third set I felt I just started off really bad and I couldn't afford to do that,” Osaka said.

Muchova next faces 16th-seeded Sakkari, who defeated Anett Kontaveit 6-3, 6-1.

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova beat sixth-seeded Karolina Pliskova 6-0, 7-5, while fifth-seeded Aryna Sabalenka defeated Daria Kasatkina 6-3, 6-3.

In the men's draw, 11th-seeded Denis Shapovalov won 90% of his first-serve points to beat Dusan Lajovic 6-1, 6-3 and reach the second round. American Tommy Paul defeated Pedro Martínez 6-4, 7-5.

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Updated : 2021-05-16 10:11 GMT+08:00