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Bencic stuns Osaka in Madrid

2019-05-09 17:12
Belinda Bencic
Belinda Bencic (AP)

Madrid - Belinda Bencic knocked top seed Naomi Osaka out in the quarter-finals of the Madrid Open on Thursday with a 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 comeback win.

It was the second victory in two months for the Swiss over Japan's world number one after Bencic shocked Osaka at Indian Wells in March.

Osaka served for the match in the third set leading 5-4 but could not touch a backhand return winner off the Bencic racquet.  

Bencic was the first Swiss woman to play a Madrid quarter-final since Patty Schnyder 10 years ago.

Results from the ATP and WTA tournaments in Madrid on Thursday (x denotes seeding):

Men

3rd round

Novak Djokovic (SRB x1) bt Jeremy Chardy (FRA) 6-1, 7-6 (7/2)

Marin Cilic (CRO x9) bt Laslo Djere (SRB) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2

Dominic Thiem (AUT x5) bt Fabio Fognini (ITA x10) 6-4, 7-5

Stan Wawrinka (SUI) bt Kei Nishikori (JPN x6) 6-3, 7-6 (7/3)

Women

Quarter-finals

Belinda Bencic (SUI) bt Naomi Osaka (JPN x1) 3-6, 6-2, 7-5

Simona Halep (ROM x3) bt Ashleigh Barty (AUS x9) 7-5, 7-5



 

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