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Naomi Osaka passed her first clay-court test of the season with flying colors, snapping the nine-match winning streak of Anastasia Potapova with a smooth 6-3, 6-1 victory to reach the second round of the Madrid Open.

The former world No.1, who received entry into the tournament via a wildcard, needed just 61 minutes to ease past Russia’s Potapova, who was coming off a title run in Istanbul last week and had won nine consecutive matches on clay coming into their showdown.

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