Second seed Naomi Osaka crashed out of the Madrid Open on Sunday.
Playing only her second match on clay in almost two years, Osaka went down 4-6, 6-3, 1-6 to Karolina Muchova in the second round in Madrid.
The rising Czech captured her third win over a Top 5 player this season, and her tenth Top 5 win in her career overall, with her one-hour and 49-minute victory over reigning Australian Open champion Osaka.
🪄 MAGIC Muchova 🪄
— wta (@WTA) May 2, 2021
Fresh off her Top 20 debut in the WTA singles rankings on Monday, Muchova continued to impress in her Madrid tournament debut, as she plays only her second event since her breakthrough semifinal run at the Australian Open earlier this year.
Muchova struggled with an abdominal injury after her Melbourne exploits, which included a win over World No.1 Ashleigh Barty.
But the Czech looked in fine form against Osaka, as she survived a second-set comeback by the No.2 seed. Muchova had 29 winners, two more than Osaka, and converted half of her eight break points on the day.
Next up for Muchova will be No.16 seed Maria Sakkari, who defeated Anett Kontaveit, 6-3, 6-1, in a hair over an hour of play.