The Japanese third seed was chasing the match from the beginning on Rod Laver Area, compelled to rally from a set and a break all the way down to degree up an engrossing contest.
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Muguruza, a finalist right here final 12 months, had conceded solely 10 video games in reaching the fourth spherical and continued that wealthy vein of type to interrupt for 5-3 within the decider, incomes two match factors within the following recreation.
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Osaka saved them each and the tide turned as Muguruza crumbled beneath stress, leaving the 2019 champion to coast to victory and a quarter-final date with Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei.