The Japanese third seed was chasing the match from the start on Rod Laver Arena, forced to rally from a set and a break down to level up an engrossing contest.
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Muguruza, a finalist here last year, had conceded only 10 games in reaching the fourth round and continued that rich vein of form to break for 5-3 in the decider, earning two match points in the following game.
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Osaka saved them both and the tide turned as Muguruza crumbled under pressure, leaving the 2019 champion to coast to victory and a quarter-final date with Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei.