Rybarikova Stunned At Nottingham Osaka Progresses

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– Magdalena Rybarikova’s Wimbledon preparations suffered a blow as the Slovakian was ousted by unseeded Belgian Mona Barthel in the second round of the Nature Valley Open in Nottingham on Wednesday.

The 29-year-old Rybarikova, a semi-finalist at Wimbledon last year, fell to a shock 3-6 6-1 5-7 defeat by Barthel, who will face either defending champion Donna Vekic or Belarusian Vera Lapko in the quarter-finals.

Japanese third seed Naomi Osaka recorded a dominant 6-3 6-2 win over Czech Republic’s Denisa Allertova in just over an hour to reach her first WTA quarter-final on grass, where she will take on rising Romanian Mihaela Buzarnescu.




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