Didn't watch too much of it, but I think Ayumi was just drained after all her efforts this week. She looked exhausted sitting during the break.
Not the way I wanted Anne to win, but I'm really happy that she's starting the year the way she's ended! Good luck in the SFs!
Anne will be at least #53 in the ranks next week... with just 60+ pts away from #50, 70 pts from #45. If she wins one more match in Auckland, she will get 70 more pts. Looks almost certain that she's going to break top50 in Australia.
I believe it was a leg injury for Ayumi, not just exhaustion. She called the trainer about it against Aleks and it was all wrapped up today. Her movement just kept getting worse during the set and she eventually just stopped running. Hope its not serious.