Naomi Osaka vs Karolina Muchova: Naomi Osaka, second seed at the Madrid Open 2021, will face Karolina Muchova in the second round clash. Osaka is ranked second in the WTA Rankings, whereas, Muchova is ranked 20th in the world.
- Tournament: WTA Madrid Open 2021
- Match: Naomi Osaka vs Karolina Muchova
- Round: Second Round
- Date: 1st May 2021
- Prize Money: €20,000
- Venue: Madrid, Spain
- Surface: Clay Court
Naomi Osaka vs Karolina Muchova: Match Preview
Naomi Osaka defeated Misaka Doi in the first round of the Madrid Open in straight sets. The Japanese last played at the Miami Open 2021, where she lost in the quarterfinals to Maria Sakkari. However, the world number two has already won a Grandslam title this season, after she defeated Jennifer Brady in the finals of the Australian Open 2021.
Karolina Muchova defeated Qiang Wang in the first round of the Madrid Open in straight sets. She last played at the Stuttgart Open 2021, where she suffered a first round loss at the hands of Ekaterina Alexandrova in three sets. She reached the semifinals of the Australian Open 2021, where she lost to Jennifer Brady.
Naomi Osaka vs Karolina Muchova: Head-to-Head
The duo have faced against each other just one time in the past. Their only meeting came at the Cincinnati Masters last year, where Osaka won in three sets.
Naomi Osaka vs Karolina Muchova: Match Prediction
Naomi Osaka enters the match as the certain favorite. The Japanese has not played much tennis this year, having competed in just three tournaments so far. Karolina Muchova is a gritty opponent and is expected to challenge Osaka in the second round. However, the world number two is a hard hitter of the ball, and will come up with several winners against the Czech. Osaka is expected to win in straight sets.
Match Prediction: Naomi Osaka to win in straight sets