Mutua Madrid Open: Muchova knocks Osaka out in Madrid

NOTaomi Osaka was prematurely eliminated from the Madrid Open in her second game of the tournament, losing to Karolina Muchova in the round of 16.

The Japanese star lost 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 on Sunday, sending him packing from the Spanish capital earlier than she expected. Osaka always struggled in Madrid and never made it past the quarterfinals of the clay court competition.

Muchova, for her part, had been a semi-finalist in the last Australian Open before spending several weeks next to an injury to finally return last week to Stuttgart, where she fell in the first round.

She will now face Maria sakkari or Anett kontaveit in the round of 16.

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