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Misaki Doi fell to Sorana-Mihaela Cirstea of Romania 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 in the Madrid Open women’s singles on Wednesday, a disappointing third-round loss to a lower-ranked player.

The unseeded Doi, who is currently ranked 53rd in the world, was handed her third defeat in as many meetings against her 83rd-ranked opponent but felt like she did well enough at Caja Magica to break out of a slump.

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