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Another loss, 6-3 6-1 to out of form Jie Zheng in Eastbourne. Not much fight after the first set, like last week. Well, just one more grass court tournament for the year Hopefully a good draw in Wimbledon

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As Japanese captain, 6-2 6-3 and 6-2 6-1 wins over Auroux and Salut in Fed Cup Japan win 4-0, WGII next year!

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Morita Presented with Heart Award



Ayumi Morita (JPN) and ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti. (Photo: Takeo Tanuma)

NEWS ARTICLE 17 Jul 2011, by Jack Gallagher
HYOGO, JAPAN: Japan's No. 1 Ayumi Morita received a pleasant surprise on Friday when she was presented with the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Heart Award by ITF president Francesco Ricci Bitti.

Morita was honored for her role in Japan's 3-0 victory over Uzbekistan in February, which put them into the World Group II play-off against Argentina that began yesterday.

Ricci Bitti gave Morita a check for $1,000 along with a silver bracelet from Baccarat for earning the honour at Friday's draw ceremony.

"I'm very happy to receive this award because not many people can get it," said the Gunma native.

Morita decided to donate the award money to the Japanese Red Cross, which is at the forefront of the ongoing relief efforts following the March 11 disaster.

In an unfortunate coincidence, the day of the earthquake and tsunami in the Tohoku region was also Morita's 21st birthday.

"I was surprised to get the Heart Award," said the world No. 47. "I want to keep trying harder and improving so Japan can challenge more in the Fed Cup."

Morita admitted that she really liked the bracelet she received.

"It has two hearts - one pink, one silver," she said with a big smile following her straight sets victory over Argentina's Mailen Auroux on the first day of the World Group II play-off against Argentina. "It's really nice."

With former Japanese No. 1 Ai Sugiyama now retired, and Kimiko Date-Krumm no longer on the Fed Cup squad, Morita is now the unquestioned team leader.

"I've had to step up and take a new role," she noted. "I've grown a lot in the last three years since I first began playing Fed Cup. I'm more mature now. I have to set the example for the younger players."

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yeah ayumi!! love u
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Stanford R1 - vs Ivanovic


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FedCup.2011.WG2.PO.JPN.vs.ARG.G2
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Ayumi has won the first set 6-3

Pity there's no livestream. Keep it up, Yumi!


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Nevermind, livestream

http://www.streamingtennis.com/Cardi...oreboard1.html

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Ayumi got broken, down 3-4 now in the second.
The crowd seem to be pro-Ivanovic, cheering Ayumi's errors


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She did it!

6-3 7-5 win for Ayumi
Even though Ana isn't what she used to be, this is still probably the best win of Ayumi's career.


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Amazing! Such a sweet victory! What a great way to start the hardcourt season. She deserves it! I wish I had seen it. Surely, the best victory of her career!!

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Really nice message from Ayumi's twitter:

Won 6-3,7-5today!it was one of the my best match and very happy the way I played...she is great player in the world and today's match give me lots of confidence!thanks for all the support felt great on the court today!tmrw is another day and another tough match so will try my best again!now watching match Fujiwara VS Hantuchova then off to massage...



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It was the first time I watched Morita, and I really liked what I saw, looking forward to see more of her. She has a good chance to reach the QF and it means a lot of points to her rankings. You might see me post more often here.

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