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ex hopman
Apr 8th, 2005, 04:11 PM
Ayumi Morita has been applying to JTA to become a pro.
On 12th, it seems to be happening after the JTA's approval.

She'll be the youngest Japanese professional tennis player ever at the age of 15 years and 1 month.

She just graduated from her hometown's junior high school just past month.
She's training with Junichi Maruyama, Ai Sugiyama's former coach. She trains at Ai's tennis club.

tom2791
Apr 8th, 2005, 04:51 PM
Oooh, she is my favourite junior player! Good luck Ayumi! Will she still play juniors?

pcrtennis
Apr 8th, 2005, 04:52 PM
Go Ayumi!

oaki
Apr 9th, 2005, 04:23 AM
:woohoo: Ayumi, Finally. welcome to the tour :bounce:

do ur best

Nochi
Apr 9th, 2005, 09:16 AM
Go Go Ayu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Make Japanese proud of u !!!

ex hopman
Apr 11th, 2005, 01:33 AM
She lost in the final at Japan Open Jr.
but good job, Ayumi!! :)

Nochi
Apr 11th, 2005, 09:47 AM
Great Job!! Ayu ...we r waitin u in Roland Garros !!

ex hopman
Apr 27th, 2005, 05:29 PM
Ayumi received a WC for the Gifu challenger next week!

I assume she needs one more tournament to be ranked??
She has 6.75 points so far?? so she's ranked about 950 with 2 tournaments...

Nochi
Apr 28th, 2005, 11:32 AM
do your best in Gifu !! Ayu

Bероника
May 1st, 2005, 06:18 PM
TOKYO, April 12 (Kyodo) - National junior champion Ayumi Morita became the youngest Japanese professional tennis player of all time at 15 years and one month when tennis officials gave the green light to her application Tuesday.

The Japan Tennis Association board of directors agreed that Morita has met the eligibility requirements for turning pro, including her national ranking. Former Fed Cup player Maya Kidowaki began her professional career in 1985 at 16 years and three months for the previous record.

Morita, who graduated from a junior high school in Gunma Prefecture last month and trains at a club run by the management office for Ai Sugiyama, reached the women's singles quarterfinals of the national championships last fall.

She won the under-18 national junior title last year and advanced to the last 16 of the Australian Open Junior Championships in January.

Junichi Maruyama, Sugiyama's former coach, serves as her coach.

The WTA, which governs the women's professional tennis circuit, limits 15-year-old players to eight tournament appearances a year in a bid to protect them from suffering burnout.


04/12/05 07:49 EDT

ex hopman
May 4th, 2005, 03:13 PM
From Sports Hochi
15 year-old, Morita wins the first match as a pro- Tennis Kangaroo Cup Day 1

 15 year-old, Ayumi Morita (Palm International TA) won her first match as a pro. On the first round, she defeated the world ranked 246th and the tournament's no. 8th seed, Sophie Fergason (19, AUS) with three setters of the score 6-4, 3-6, 7-5. She is guranteed to receive her first prize money of $760 at this $50,000 WTA-challenger tournament.

This 15 year-old pro suddenly faced a rough test.

In the final set, it was 3-5 after the eighth game. If she lost one more game, she would've been a loser of the game. She never gave up. "The opponent must be tired. Let's avoid easy errors." After three deuce points, she attacked the left side by a forehand, and stepped forward to the net and hit the overhead. Then, she won the next four straight games.
 
"I used to lose control when I started playing poorly before. Now, I am playing in front of audience, so I can't play badly." The 15 year-old had a comment like a professional.

For 2 months after the announcement of her professional status, she left her hometown in Gunma, and stayed at her grandparents' in Yokohama. Now she trains at Palm International TA. Her mother, Hiromi (39) says with laughing, "Nothing really has been changed (since she became a pro). When she plays mini-tennis with her brother (Kazuhiro, 13), she could lose for her brother, but she always desperates to win."
 
After this tournament, her name will be appeared on WTA ranking list for the very first time. After the 2 hour 7 minute game, she'll receive 79,800yen, which is easily surpassed her this New Year's monetary gift by her father, Tomohiro (48) of 10,000yen. "maybe (I am going to) save it." For now, her goal is "I play at grandslam tournaments by the age of 17 or 18, and I'd like to get into top 10 someday." This 15 year-old's goal is really big.
 

(sorry for the rough translation)

Nochi
May 5th, 2005, 01:39 PM
great beginning !!

ex hopman
May 6th, 2005, 05:03 AM
15 year-old Morita easily advanced to quarterfinal after 66 minutes.


(Gifu) The Japan's youngest pro, Ayumi Morita (15=PITA) joined the final eight at her debut tournament. At this week's WTA challenger tournament, Kangaroo Cup (prize money: $50,000), Morita defeated Breadmore (21=Australia) the champion of Yamaguchi International held a few weeks ago with 6-4, 6-1 in 66 minutes. Only trouble she had was only when Breadmore caught Morita's lead in the first set from 1-4 to 4-4. Overall, Morita dominated the whole match with her hard hit groundstrokes. She'll play the tournament's no.4 seed, Obata in quarterfinal.


From Sports Hochi

Nochi
May 6th, 2005, 08:49 AM
Go Go !! Morita ....Beat your Sempai ..

Nochi
May 6th, 2005, 08:52 AM
QF Gifu50k

Obata def Morita 6-0 6-4...
Great Debut ....

oaki
May 6th, 2005, 11:31 AM
great Debut Morita.. keep going. anybody knows what ranking would be in wta tour??

AyumiMorita
May 8th, 2005, 02:52 PM
in the 600s

pcrtennis
May 11th, 2005, 04:02 AM
Ayumi took out Shiho Hisamatsu 6-4,6-4! Great win over a high seed!

Nochi
May 12th, 2005, 09:29 AM
Second Round
1-NAKAMURA Aiko JPN d. WEBLEY-SMITH Emily GBR 7-6,7-5
OKAMOTO Seiko JPN d. 8-FERGUSON Sophie AUS 3-6,6-3,6-4
WC-MORITA Ayumi JPN vs DELL'ACQUA Casey AUS
O'DONOGHUE Jane GBR d. TAKASE Ayami JPN 2-6,6-3,6-1

ADAMCZAK Monique AUS vs BORWELL Sarah GBR
CHAN Yung-Jan TPE vs 4-JEON Mi-Ra KOR
6-VIRATPRASERT Suchanun THA d. BEDANOVA Daja CZE 6-2,6-3
Q-ERAKOVIC Marina NZL vs Q-NAMIGATA Junri JPN

Cheer ...Ayumi and Suchanun in Final !!

oaki
May 12th, 2005, 02:42 PM
MORITA Ayumi JPN vs DELL'ACQUA Casey
Ayumi won in 3 ..wow. well played again good luck next round against Jane, you can do it Ayumi:kiss::bounce:

ex hopman
May 13th, 2005, 06:25 AM
Ayumi, what a win!

QF last week and SF this week on $50,000!! She deserves to be ranked 200s!!
Maybe her ranking goes up to 300s or 400s next week??

Good luck against Aiko tomorrow!
Last week, against Saori, and this week against Aiko... it must have been good experiences for her!!

pcrtennis
May 14th, 2005, 04:52 AM
Ayumi just defeated Aiko Nakamura 7-6, 7-5! Very impressive win! This is an amazing tournament for her...now she plays YJ Chan in the Finals!! Good luck!

oaki
May 14th, 2005, 04:56 AM
Ayumi has a chance to beat her opponant, she did before in the junior tourney in Japan in SF for 2 straight sets and lost to Chan in the next tourney in Korea.

good luck girl. :bounce:

pcrtennis
May 14th, 2005, 05:03 AM
Ayumi is actually now up 3-0 in the third, she actually lost the second set 5-7....

pcrtennis
May 14th, 2005, 05:23 AM
Ayumi won 7-6, 5-7, 6-0! GOod win for Ayumi!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kutuzova
May 14th, 2005, 11:59 AM
Awesome Job Ayumi!

rated_next
May 14th, 2005, 05:17 PM
has anyone ever seen her play before??

pcrtennis
May 14th, 2005, 06:54 PM
Hits hard and very flat, two-hands on both sides, great backhand solid forehand as well, extremely quick...She's very mentally tough ad fights hard. Entertaining to watch!

AyumiMorita
May 14th, 2005, 07:31 PM
she has a great return of serve but the serve is quite a big weakness

she needs to improve the serve and her coach, Junichi Maruyama, did not do really well with Ai's serve

Nochi
May 15th, 2005, 04:36 AM
She s just lost 2-6 3-6 to Chan ...
So Saddddddddd!!

Kutuzova
May 15th, 2005, 11:35 AM
Great tourney ayumi, it will only get better from here!

ex hopman
May 20th, 2005, 06:50 AM
The Navy/Shite shirt is Ayumi (vs Erika Takao)

mms://broad.tennisonline.jp/updir/program/mov/Q9RVZyQ2dkXHzcCch0OQ_dl.wmv

or

http://219.118.179.78/updir/program/mov/Q9RVZyQ2dkXHzcCch0OQ_dl.wmv

Her serve is still weak..but very entertain to watch especially her backside.

oaki
May 28th, 2005, 02:36 PM
Akiko reached Final in Junior Grade 1 tournament on clay.

Awesome that's just Awesome :bounce::bounce:
hope you take first G1 title of the year . :woohoo:

Nochi
May 29th, 2005, 10:48 AM
i will watch the match thankzz!!

ex hopman
May 30th, 2005, 05:29 PM
She won the first round at Paris!! :)

ex hopman
Jun 1st, 2005, 04:03 PM
She advanced to the quarterfinal defeating no.9 and 6 seeds!!

Go Ayumi!!

oaki
Jun 2nd, 2005, 01:08 PM
She is now in SF...:D
come on take a GS title

Bероника
Jun 2nd, 2005, 01:37 PM
wow go ayumi!!! take the title now!

ex hopman
Jun 2nd, 2005, 04:28 PM
http://ca.c.yimg.jp/news/1117722835/img.news.yahoo.co.jp/images/20050602/jijp/20050602-02502035-jijp-spo-view-001.jpg

Happy Ayumi!!

ex hopman
Jun 5th, 2005, 04:30 PM
After her loss in SF of the three setters... she cried...

better luck for the next one! You just started!!

oaki
Jun 6th, 2005, 01:52 PM
She must be very upset, poor Ayumi :cry:
but will have many tours like this to come... good luck :bounce:

Derek.
Jun 22nd, 2005, 10:04 PM
I really like this girl. :) She made the quarterfinals of the LTA Int'l Junior Championships, a Wimbledon tune-up. :D

AyumiMorita
Jul 27th, 2005, 01:52 AM
as 7th seed Ayumi reached the semis at $25,000 Kurume
lost to (1) Su-Wei Hsieh 2-6 2-6

pcrtennis
Jul 27th, 2005, 02:52 AM
It's okay Ayumi! KEEP GOING!

AyumiMorita
Aug 2nd, 2005, 12:52 AM
ranking up to #352
doubles #530

AyumiMorita
Sep 2nd, 2005, 01:12 AM
why did Ayumi pull out of Canadian Open juniors?
she injured?

Harju.
Sep 5th, 2005, 08:10 PM
Ayumi lost her first round match @ USO 4-6 4-6. :sad:

Hopefully she's not injrued or anything. She's committed to play @ Tokyo. Her first WTA tournament. Good luck :angel:

AyumiMorita
Sep 24th, 2005, 04:54 AM
Ayumi is in the qualifying draw in Korea

go Ayumi!!!

Bероника
Sep 24th, 2005, 04:41 PM
Good luck,Ayumi!!!

oaki
Oct 16th, 2005, 09:22 AM
Ayumi is in SF in Junior A tour in Japan now...
keep in up... :D

ex hopman
Oct 16th, 2005, 10:06 PM
She lost to the first seed player in final...but finalist and doubles winner!!
Yeee haaaw!!

pcrtennis
Oct 16th, 2005, 10:14 PM
So she beat Wosniak? Go Ayumi!! Good job in doubles too!! Losing to Azerenka isn't a bad result at all!!! KEEP IT UP!

Nochi
Oct 17th, 2005, 02:00 AM
Congrats

Nochi
Oct 20th, 2005, 10:50 AM
Gosen Cup Swing Beach International
25K Makinohara, JPN
Draw: 32M/32Q/16D, Surface: Carpet
17 - 24 Oct, 2005
1stRound
MORITA Ayumi JPN d. 5-TANGPHONG Montinee THA 6-2,6-3

Bероника
Oct 20th, 2005, 01:19 PM
Go Ayumi!!!

oaki
Oct 21st, 2005, 03:27 PM
now She's gotta face Alisa Klaybanova, not an easy job but you can do it :woohoo::bounce:

go for the title, Ayumi

Nochi
Oct 22nd, 2005, 04:00 AM
Fight Ayu!!

oaki
Oct 23rd, 2005, 02:08 AM
Ayu lost in SF....:mad:
but still good tournament for u... :bounce:

AyumiMorita
Oct 23rd, 2005, 05:22 AM
Kleybanova won 60 61
this coulda easily been Ayumi's first pro title
stupid Russian

ex hopman
Oct 30th, 2005, 07:21 AM
Ayumi is in Macau right now for East Asian Games!!
GOod luck, Ayumi!!

pcrtennis
Oct 30th, 2005, 05:12 PM
Go Ayumi!

Nochi
Oct 31st, 2005, 01:01 AM
Fight !! Ayu

ex hopman
Oct 31st, 2005, 08:08 AM
1R: MORITA AYUMI (Japan) def. NATSAGSUREN JIGJIDSUREN (Mongol) 6-1, 6-0

40 mins!

CHAN YUNG JAN is her next opponent.

ex hopman
Nov 2nd, 2005, 01:26 AM
She lost to CHAN YUNG JAN 4-6, 5-7...

ex hopman
Nov 16th, 2005, 06:48 AM
All Japan...
She's no.9 seeded this year...
She just defeated her doubles partner and good friend, Sema younger sister 6-1, 6-1 in 43 minutes to advance to the 3rd round (sweet 16 now).
She'll play Sema's older sister (5th seed here) to advance to the second straight year of QF.

ex hopman
Nov 16th, 2005, 07:11 AM
6-0, 6-3!! wow!

oaki
Nov 16th, 2005, 10:16 AM
go Ayumi.... nice win :D

Bероника
Nov 20th, 2005, 11:16 PM
Morita solid in clinching nationals

http://m2.doubleclick.net/viewad/817-grey.gif (http://ad.jp.doubleclick.net/click;h=v5|3337|0|0|%2a|z;44306;0-0;0;11270050;4307-300|250;0|0|0;;~sscs=%3f) Fifteen-year-old Ayumi Morita came from one set down to beat Tomoko Yonemura in the final Saturday to become the third youngest player to win the women's singles title at the national championships.



Ninth-seed Morita dropped the first set and then rebounded from a 4-1 deficit in the second by winning five straight games on trademark two-handed winners on her way to a 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory over No. 8 seed Yonemura at Ariake Colosseum.

Morita won the national title at 15 years and eight months.

Akiko Kijimuta achieved the same feat at 15 years and four months in 1983, and Naoko Sawamatsu did it at 15 years and six months in 1988.

"I'm very happy with this victory, and I can't really find any other words to describe my feeling right now," said Morita, who claimed her first title since becoming the youngest-ever Japanese pro in women's tennis in April.

This year's national championships missed four of the five Japanese players placed in the world's top 100, including Ai Sugiyama, who is 30th, and 38th-ranked Shinobu Asagoe. The Japan Times: Nov. 20, 2005

AyumiMorita
Jan 26th, 2006, 05:18 AM
any videos of Ayumi at all Japan Championships

shes into quarters at Australian Open juniors

georgekuo1017
Jan 27th, 2006, 12:33 AM
The Navy/Shite shirt is Ayumi (vs Erika Takao)

mms://broad.tennisonline.jp/updir/program/mov/Q9RVZyQ2dkXHzcCch0OQ_dl.wmv

or

http://219.118.179.78/updir/program/mov/Q9RVZyQ2dkXHzcCch0OQ_dl.wmv

Her serve is still weak..but very entertain to watch especially her backside.

Nice video :p

oaki
Feb 17th, 2006, 02:08 PM
and now she's reaching Semi-final in Sydney... another chance to the champion. let's cheer for her :bounce::bounce:

go Ayumi :D:D

pcrtennis
Feb 17th, 2006, 07:26 PM
Go Ayumi!! GET THAT RANKING UP TO GS QUALIES LEVEL!

-sugi-
Mar 11th, 2006, 10:19 AM
Happy 16th birthday Ayumi :hug: :smooch:

pancake
Mar 11th, 2006, 11:55 AM
Happy birthday Morita:kiss:

pcrtennis
Mar 11th, 2006, 10:11 PM
WOw...she's still so young! Go Ayumi!

pancake
Apr 3rd, 2006, 06:27 PM
She is now ranked 277th, I think she is the 1st 90-born girl to break into first 300:)

pcrtennis
Apr 3rd, 2006, 06:39 PM
She is now ranked 277th, I think she is the 1st 90-born girl to break into first 300:)


Haha, that's great...hope it's true! GO AYUMI! She sould break into the top 200 this year...maybe qualify for a slam?? SHe's got the talent for SURE!

-sugi-
Apr 3rd, 2006, 06:42 PM
I hope so :) Maybe I will see her at RG this year...

Junior or senior

georgekuo1017
Apr 5th, 2006, 03:01 PM
keep going。

georgekuo1017
Apr 5th, 2006, 03:11 PM
Japan Open Junior Championships (Grade 1)

Second Round
1-MORITA Ayumi JPN d. CHANG Kai-Chen TPE 6-2,7-5

georgekuo1017
Apr 6th, 2006, 02:39 AM
Third Round
1-MORITA Ayumi JPN d. TANAKA Yuuki JPN 6-3,6-2

pcrtennis
Apr 6th, 2006, 04:06 AM
Win it Ayumi! And then return to the Senior Tour and break into the top 200!

georgekuo1017
Apr 6th, 2006, 04:41 AM
Doubles Second round

1-Yung-Jan Chan/Ayumi Morita TPE/JPN d. Benita Milenkiewicz/Prariyawat Ratanakrong AUS/THA 6-0,6-0

-sugi-
Apr 6th, 2006, 03:05 PM
Come on Ayumi

georgekuo1017
Apr 6th, 2006, 11:48 PM
Singles QF

1-MORITA Ayumi JPN d. IMOTO Kumiko JPN 6-0,6-2

georgekuo1017
Apr 6th, 2006, 11:49 PM
Doubles QF

1-Yung-Jan Chan/Ayumi Morita TPE/JPN d. 8-Shiho Akita/Ai Yamamoto JPN 6-2,6-0

georgekuo1017
Apr 9th, 2006, 12:42 AM
Singles

SF
1-MORITA Ayumi JPN d. 10- LI Veronica Ruo-USA 6-2,6-2

Final
2-CHAN Yung-Jan TPE d. 1-MORITA Ayumi JPN 6-3,6-1

georgekuo1017
Apr 9th, 2006, 12:45 AM
Doubles

SF
1-Yung-Jan Chan/Ayumi Morita TPE/JPN d. 4-Sanaa Bhambri/Sandhya Nagaraj IND 6-1,6-0

Final
1-Yung-Jan Chan/Ayumi Morita TPE/JPN d. 5- Akari Inoue/Yurina Koshino JPN 6-0,6-3

-sugi-
Apr 9th, 2006, 10:23 PM
:woohoo:

georgekuo1017
May 1st, 2006, 10:02 AM
$50,000 Gifu 2006 01 May to 07 May 2006

Singles Main Draw

(1)Aiko Nakamura (JPN) v Kristina Czafikova (SVK)
(wc)Tomoko Yonemura (JPN) v Q

Ayumi Morita (JPN) v (wc)Yuka Kuroda (JPN)
(8)Carly Gullickson (USA) v Montinee Thangphong (THA)

(4)Casey Dell'Acqua (AUS) v (wc)Alicia Molik (AUS)
Chia-Jung Chuang (TPE) v Q

Q v Q
(6)Seiko Okamoto (JPN) v Jane O'Donoghue (GBR)

(7)Suchanun Viratprasert (THA) v Lauren Breadmore (AUS)
Napaporn Tongsalee (THA) v Junri Namigata (JPN)

Sarah Borwell (GBR) v Sheng-Nan Sun (CHN)
(3)Yung-Jan Chan (TPE) v Erika Takao (JPN)

(5)Shiho Hisamatsu (JPN) v Chin-Wei Chan (TPE)
Katie O'Brien (GBR) v Ayami Takase (JPN)

Yurika Sema (JPN) v (wc)Norie Kojima (JPN)
(2)Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) v Marina Erakovic (NZL)

georgekuo1017
May 1st, 2006, 10:03 AM
Doubles Main Draw

(1)Gullickson/Spears v Arai/Yamamoto
Tezuka/Yonemura v (wc)Kojima/Kuroda

(3)Chan/Hsieh v Borwell/O'Donoghue
Molik/Nakamura v Horiatopoulos/Tongsalee

(Q)Czafikova/Sema v (wc)Tajima/Watanabe
(4)Dell'Acqua/Musgrave v (Q)Chen/Sun

Okamoto/Takase v Iijima/Namigata
(2)Chan/Chuang v (wc)Erakovic/Morita

-sugi-
May 1st, 2006, 10:19 AM
Go Yumi!!!!!!!

georgekuo1017
May 2nd, 2006, 09:44 AM
doubles 1st round

(2)CHAN/CHUANG d. (WC)ERAKOVIC/MORITA 64 64

georgekuo1017
May 3rd, 2006, 08:07 AM
singles 1st round

MORITA Ayumi JPN d. WC-KURODA Yuka JPN 6-2,6-1

-sugi-
May 3rd, 2006, 02:44 PM
:woohoo:

georgekuo1017
May 4th, 2006, 09:40 AM
singles 2nd round

MORITA Ayumi JPN d. 8-GULLICKSON Carly USA 7-6,4-6,6-3

-sugi-
May 4th, 2006, 06:09 PM
Woah :eek: She beat Gullickson

Go Yumi!!!

Thanks so much George :wavey:

oaki
May 4th, 2006, 06:21 PM
Next one is Aiko.. gee I like both of them.
But go Ayumi, you have potential, you won over Aiko before... do it again!! :bounce:

-sugi-
May 4th, 2006, 06:31 PM
http://www.ne.jp/asahi/workaholic/web/gallery/060502-gifu-r/060502r-127.jpg

pcrtennis
May 4th, 2006, 06:38 PM
Go Ayumi! But I like Aiko too....

georgekuo1017
May 5th, 2006, 12:38 AM
Woah :eek: She beat Gullickson

Go Yumi!!!

Thanks so much George :wavey:
you are welcome :angel:

i think you can beat aiko :cool:

georgekuo1017
May 5th, 2006, 08:58 AM
singles-QF

1- NAKAMURA Aiko JPN d. MORITA Ayumi JPN 6-1,3-0 Ret.

-sugi-
May 5th, 2006, 11:49 AM
oh no :sad: What was wrong with Ayumi does anyone know?

so.krist!na
May 5th, 2006, 12:16 PM
:awww:What's the matter with Ayumi?..

georgekuo1017
May 5th, 2006, 01:32 PM
i wish i knew

georgekuo1017
May 9th, 2006, 03:42 PM
$50,000 FUKUOKA

Singles Main Draw
http://www.jta-tennis.or.jp/tournaments/pdf/ladies/2006/fukuoka06_wsm.pdf

Doubles Main Draw
http://www.jta-tennis.or.jp/tournaments/pdf/ladies/2006/fukuoka06_wdm.pdf

georgekuo1017
May 10th, 2006, 09:42 AM
Single First round

MORITA Ayumi JPN d. 7- ERAKOVIC Marina NZL 6-2,6-3

georgekuo1017
May 10th, 2006, 09:44 AM
Double First round

WC -ERAKOVIC Marina/MORITA Ayumi NZL/JPN d. WC-SATOZAKI Asami/TANAKA Yoshimi JPN 6-3,6-1

georgekuo1017
May 11th, 2006, 08:51 AM
Single Second round

MORITA Ayumi JPN d. SOUTH Melanie GBR 6-3,6-4

georgekuo1017
May 11th, 2006, 08:54 AM
oh no :sad: What was wrong with Ayumi does anyone know?
it seems that she's alright now :cool:

georgekuo1017
May 12th, 2006, 03:14 PM
Single QF

MORITA Ayumi JPN d. 1- HSIEH Su-Wei TPE 6-3,6-4

georgekuo1017
May 12th, 2006, 03:15 PM
Double QF

WC -ERAKOVIC Marina/MORITA Ayumi NZL/JPN d. 3-OKAMOTO Seiko/TAKASE Ayami JPN 4-6,6-3,6-2

-sugi-
May 12th, 2006, 05:38 PM
Good work Yumi :) Keep fighting

georgekuo1017
May 13th, 2006, 09:08 AM
Single SF

MORITA Ayumi JPN d. O'BRIEN Katie GBR 2-6,6-3,6-4

georgekuo1017
May 13th, 2006, 09:10 AM
Double SF

1-CHAN Yung-Jan/CHUANG Chia-Jung TPE d. WC -ERAKOVIC Marina/MORITA Ayumi NZL/JPN 6-0,6-3

-sugi-
May 13th, 2006, 09:14 AM
:woohoo: Daisuki :)

Yumi-is in the final :) Lets win

Thanks once again George :worship:

georgekuo1017
May 14th, 2006, 06:05 AM
Single Final

2-CHAN Yung-Jan TPE d. MORITA Ayumi JPN 6-3 4-6 6-1

oaki
May 14th, 2006, 06:09 AM
Another mate bride tourney for Morita :(

but good tourney!!!

-sugi-
May 14th, 2006, 09:23 AM
Yumi :sad:

ex hopman
May 15th, 2006, 07:33 AM
Taiwanese tennis in this generation is strong!!

-sugi-
May 16th, 2006, 03:57 PM
But she is at a career high 272 :woohoo:

pcrtennis
May 19th, 2006, 05:19 AM
Okay, I just watched Ayumi's win over Aiko at GIFU last year and WOW...she's incredibly talented! She's gonna be the best thing out of Japan I think ever. Her groundstrokes are beautiful, clean and very powerful. She uses angles extremely well (with power) has great hands/feel and is extremely fast! The only problem is her army and fairly awkward serve...if she can get that fixed which she has talked about than she's a top ten talent for sure, solid and strong from everywhere on the court!!

This was probably nothing new to most but it just impressed me sooo much even though I had seen her play a few years ago... GO AYUMI!

apple0472
May 19th, 2006, 10:59 AM
Ayumi Morita is good player ,come on

-sugi-
May 19th, 2006, 03:11 PM
pcr, where did you see the video of her win over Aiko?

pcrtennis
May 19th, 2006, 08:44 PM
http://www.tennisonline.jp/top.jsp

You can watch the clips but have to pay like $1.91 each...Ex Hopman may be able to upload them on here but I don't know how. Sorry!

AyumiMorita
May 22nd, 2006, 07:41 PM
please upload
I love Ayumi Morita!!

pcrtennis
May 22nd, 2006, 07:48 PM
I don't know how...Ex Hopman does...I believe...

ex hopman
May 22nd, 2006, 08:36 PM
Most of the clips are not free any more...
This is a "preview" from Fukuoka tourney.
mms://broad.tennisonline.jp/updir/program/mov/0196YpSL2jbzzJEnN2WabIk6_pr.wmv

AyumiMorita
Jun 1st, 2006, 08:18 PM
Ayumi is in the semis of the Astrid Bowl
and she is seeded 4th at the French Open juniors

AyumiMorita
Jun 1st, 2006, 08:19 PM
and someone please upload some of the Morita matches
please!!!

pcrtennis
Jun 1st, 2006, 10:21 PM
I mentioned in the Japanese which ones of her I have and that I'm going to try to figure out if and how I can upload them, since I got them from JTA ONline.

AyumiMorita
Jun 2nd, 2006, 03:03 AM
I mentioned in the Japanese which ones of her I have and that I'm going to try to figure out if and how I can upload them, since I got them from JTA ONline.

thanks! :worship:

AyumiMorita
Jun 2nd, 2006, 03:21 AM
i was wondering if i could download it from the site

pcrtennis
Jun 2nd, 2006, 03:42 AM
you have to pay now like $1.91 for each...if you want to you can.

ex hopman
Jun 2nd, 2006, 07:54 AM
yea, u need to pay now if u want to view in a full length.

AyumiMorita
Jun 3rd, 2006, 03:13 AM
she lost in the Astrid Bowl of the juniors in three sets in the semis
hopefully gives her time to prepare for the french

AyumiMorita
Jun 3rd, 2006, 02:25 PM
here is my xanga devoted to Ayumi

http://www.xanga.com/AyumiMorita

-sugi-
Jun 10th, 2006, 02:02 PM
nice xanga :)

-sugi-
Jun 10th, 2006, 02:04 PM
Ayumi has got a WC to the Tier III Birmingham :bounce: In round one she will face Katie O'Brien. O'Brien is ranked 42 places higher than Ayu but I really hope and believe that Ayu can win this one!

If she wins there will be an encounter with Arvidsson!

AyumiMorita
Jun 10th, 2006, 11:39 PM
yeah i'm really surprised she got into the draw

maybe a feed-up?

and its great because she beat O'Brien earlier this year in three sets

hopefully she can do well

pcrtennis
Jun 10th, 2006, 11:40 PM
She can beat O'Brien again, she's nothing too great. Hope sh can take advantage of a very good draw!!!!!Go Ayumi!

AyumiMorita
Jun 10th, 2006, 11:49 PM
yep it was the fukuoka feed up into the main draw
i guess yung jan chan declined it and decided to work on qualifying for the main draw
a win here would help her possibly qualify for the us open

pcrtennis
Jun 10th, 2006, 11:53 PM
I'm excited to see her here...is this her first pro match outsie of Asia/Australia? I think it might be. Hope she does well. Hopefully she can make quallies at the USOPEN.

georgekuo1017
Jun 12th, 2006, 04:31 AM
good luck today!!!

AyumiMorita
Jun 12th, 2006, 11:52 AM
they have morita and o'brien on jta website ...
both hit pretty hard

AyumiMorita
Jun 12th, 2006, 06:23 PM
Morita won
6-4 2-6 6-1

pcrtennis
Jun 12th, 2006, 06:26 PM
Great job Ayumi, but expected! Now pull off the upset against Arvidsson!

-sugi-
Jun 12th, 2006, 06:41 PM
Yumi :rocker2:

I hope a good match against Sofia

AyumiMorita
Jun 13th, 2006, 09:41 PM
I mentioned in the Japanese which ones of her I have and that I'm going to try to figure out if and how I can upload them, since I got them from JTA ONline.

Ex Hopman just put the link and I was able to download the match against Takao at the All Japan Tennis Championships
do you think you could do that?

pcrtennis
Jun 13th, 2006, 10:08 PM
Ex Hopman just put the link and I was able to download the match against Takao at the All Japan Tennis Championships
do you think you could do that?


I'll try right now for a while...see if I can do it.

pcrtennis
Jun 13th, 2006, 10:16 PM
The problem is that he posted a link before they made you pay for the videos...but I'll try to figure out how to upload the matches...I have a bunch of them.

pcrtennis
Jun 13th, 2006, 10:21 PM
I'm uploading Yung-Jan Chan vs Ayumi Morita right now and then I'll post the link...itf it works...I can start a thread for JTA-Online videos in Asian Assault...I have about 10-15 matches I think...Hopefully it will work...I'm not sure yet. Cross your fingers.

AyumiMorita
Jun 13th, 2006, 11:19 PM
thanks

pcrtennis
Jun 13th, 2006, 11:20 PM
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=43O7SU7T


Morita vs YJ Chan 2005 Fukuoka Final

Hope it works!!

AyumiMorita
Jun 13th, 2006, 11:38 PM
it says download with premium

pcrtennis
Jun 13th, 2006, 11:56 PM
say what? Megaupload says that?

pcrtennis
Jun 13th, 2006, 11:57 PM
Okay hold on a second...I'll figure this one out...

AyumiMorita
Jun 14th, 2006, 12:21 AM
i think the max a file can be is 250MB for megaupload w/o premium

pcrtennis
Jun 14th, 2006, 12:27 AM
oh okay...let me chack that out....

pcrtennis
Jun 14th, 2006, 12:33 AM
okay then these are too big...why dont i just make up a AIM quick and send them to you k?

Kutuzova
Jun 14th, 2006, 05:07 PM
She beat Arvidsson 6-4 6-3 in the 2nd round!!!!!!!

She has a great chance to keep going father because she plays Bartoli in the 3rd round

Go Ayumi!!!!

AyumiMorita
Jun 14th, 2006, 05:17 PM
yeah good job Ayumi!

-sugi-
Jun 14th, 2006, 05:37 PM
Ayumi :worship: A great tournament, I am glad she got the feed up

pcrtennis
Jun 14th, 2006, 06:06 PM
Great job!!! Solid win! This is going to give her so much confidence!! She's got a dream draw!!

AyumiMorita
Jun 14th, 2006, 06:25 PM
hope she can win!

AyumiMorita
Jun 15th, 2006, 03:42 PM
Morita lost to Bartoli

4-6 7-5 2-6

great fight in the second Ayumi

does anyone know what she's gonna do now?

roehampton juniors?
wimbledon juniors?

any pro tournaments?

AyumiMorita
Jun 16th, 2006, 02:11 AM
Ayumi only has 11 tournaments (not including slams) allowed since she's only 16
She already has 7

and one will be used for Tokyo [Japan Open]
3 left open ....

jisung
Jun 16th, 2006, 02:30 AM
she did really well this time,a beautiful girl and hope she can become better and better

georgekuo1017
Jun 17th, 2006, 02:58 PM
A great tournament!

AyumiMorita
Jun 22nd, 2006, 10:04 PM
Ayumi Morita reached the finals in the International Junior Event at Eastbourne and will take on Anna Tashvilli

AyumiMorita
Jul 28th, 2006, 06:46 PM
As the second seed, Ayumi reached the semis at 25K Kurume
she lost to Chuang 3-6 2-6

LegionArgentina
Aug 3rd, 2006, 12:11 AM
I saw in a local programme when she played to Bartoli some monthes ago.
I love her game.

oaki
Aug 6th, 2006, 11:39 AM
Ayumi took her first ITF tour at Tokagashi beating Takao in a very very tight tie break in third...
good win Ayumi.. :kiss::kiss: that's pushing her to somewhat nearly top 200 :bounce:
keep goin' girl

georgekuo1017
Aug 7th, 2006, 04:46 AM
congrats ayumi。

LegionArgentina
Aug 17th, 2006, 10:08 PM
Congrats Ayumi

-sugi-
Aug 18th, 2006, 09:25 AM
Ayu :woohoo:

-sugi-
Aug 22nd, 2006, 12:04 AM
Us Open Qually Draw :woohoo:

Eri's debut

R1: vs Birnerova

A tough first round, but Ayu can win :)

martin white
Aug 22nd, 2006, 08:41 AM
well done to ayu,its her slam debut also! fantastic effort! :) :worship: tough opener drawing eva birnerova :fiery: but i think ayu can take her! :yeah:

-sugi-
Aug 22nd, 2006, 08:07 PM
Ayumi lost to Birnerova :sad:

pcrtennis
Aug 22nd, 2006, 08:20 PM
She really had chances to take it to a third...disappointing but she'll be back for sure.

georgekuo1017
Aug 22nd, 2006, 11:27 PM
Ayumi :sad:

RND
Aug 23rd, 2006, 06:29 AM
Yeah it's such pity that Ayumi couln't take the second set with a lead of 5-3...:sad:

AyumiMorita
Aug 28th, 2006, 05:33 PM
i think she has a great shot at the junior title

AyumiMorita
Aug 28th, 2006, 11:57 PM
does anyone know what Ayumi will be doing after US Open Juniors?
Japan Open ....
she has 10 tournies including US qualies
i think she's allowed 13?

LegionArgentina
Sep 2nd, 2006, 05:35 PM
Best of luck in US Open.

AyumiMorita
Sep 5th, 2006, 03:04 AM
First Round

(3) Ayumi Morita JPN def. Kimberly Couts USA

2-6 6-4 6-1

was down a set and a break
trailing 2-6 3-4

LegionArgentina
Sep 5th, 2006, 01:56 PM
Good luck today '

:inlove:
Sep 5th, 2006, 04:47 PM
What a fightback Ayumi. :worship: :kiss:

She is currently playing Lykina and it is 2-2 15-30 on Lykina's serve.

AyumiMorita
Sep 6th, 2006, 07:52 PM
Second Round

(3) Ayumi Morita JPN def. (s) Ksenia Lykina RUS

3-6 6-1 7-5

After rain delay Ayumi trailed 3-6 3-0

She came back from 4-5 in the third and 0-40 on her serve.
Saved a total of four match points to reach the third round

Bероника
Sep 6th, 2006, 07:58 PM
Ayumi in her match vs Ksenia

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/ap_photo/20060906/all/l2104907.jpg

AyumiMorita
Sep 6th, 2006, 08:00 PM
Ayumi in her match vs Ksenia

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/ap_photo/20060906/all/l2104907.jpg

yeah I was surprised to see Yahoo post a picture of Ayumi :bounce:
made my day! :hearts:

AyumiMorita
Sep 8th, 2006, 01:00 AM
Ayumi lost in the third round to Patra Martic CRO 5-7 0-6

Morita led 5-3 in the first set, but lost the next ten games
Her left thigh was heavily strapped and was probably the reason she lost the match

http://www.itftennis.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/IO_22280_gallery.JPG

AyumiMorita
Sep 10th, 2006, 10:14 PM
Ayumi is on the entry list for $50K Tokyo

Main Draw - Last Modified: 08 Sep 2006
1 CHAN, Yung-Jan TPE 136 1
2 HSIEH, Su-Wei TPE 155 2
3 $ KNAPP, Karin ITA 158 3
4 ARGERI, Maria-Jose ARG 164 2
5 $ JOHANSSON, Mathilde FRA 165 3
6 TAKAO, Erika JPN 170 1
7 LIGGAN, Kelly IRL 183 3
8 VORACOVA, Renata CZE 186 3
9 UBEROI, Shikha IND 191 1
10 FERGUSON, Sophie AUS 195 1
11 FUDA, Ryoko JPN 205 1
12 MORITA, Ayumi JPN 208 1
13 SPEARS, Abigail USA 214 2
14 VRLJIC, Ana CRO 215 5
15 HISAMATSU, Shiho JPN 224 1
16 TONGSALEE, Napaporn THA 228 2
17 GABBA, Giulia ITA 230 3
18 HRDINOVA, Eva CZE 231 1
19 $ OKAMOTO, Seiko JPN 232 1
20 NAMIGATA, Junri JPN 234 1
21 O'BRIEN, Katie GBR 237 4
22 HARING, Florence FRA 242 3
23 $ SAEKI, Miho JPN 246 1
24 ALVES, Maria-Fernanda BRA 251 2

LegionArgentina
Sep 10th, 2006, 11:31 PM
Thanks for the pics of Ayumi

AyumiMorita
Sep 20th, 2006, 11:31 PM
Ayumi's fall schedule

Septmeber 25 - October 1 : $50,000 Tokyo JPN (8th seed?)

October 2-8 : AIG Japan Open Tennis Championships (qualifying???!!!)

October 9-14 : Osaka Mayor's Super Cup (2nd seed)

AyumiMorita
Sep 25th, 2006, 01:41 PM
$50K Tokyo, JPN

1st Round
def. (WC) Kasumi Aiko JPN
6-2 6-2

Now she'll have a day's rest against her opponent who will play back to back days
nice even spread out schedule

go for the title Ayumi!

AyumiMorita
Sep 27th, 2006, 05:20 PM
$50K Tokyo, JPN

1st Round
def. Akiko Yonemura JPN
6-7(5) 6-4 6-4

After losing a very tight first set, Ayumi was able to claw her way back into the match clinching it in three. She will take on fourth seeded Shikha Uberoi of India.
If she were to win, that would be her 40th win of her career.

AyumiMorita
Sep 28th, 2006, 05:39 PM
$50K Tokyo, JPN

Quarterfinals
def. (4) Shikha Uberoi

40th Career Win!
And she will crack the top 200

she will next face (6) Junri Nagimata JPN

AyumiMorita
Sep 29th, 2006, 01:04 PM
$50K Tokyo, JPN

Semifinals
def. (6) Junri Namigata
6-3 6-2

In another final against Yung-Jan Chan

I think this time she can win and pull the upset .. goo Ayumi!

AyumiMorita
Sep 30th, 2006, 04:11 AM
200th Post!

$50K Tokyo, JPN

Final
def. (1) Yung-Jan Cham
3-6 6-3 6-4

After trailing 3-1 in the third.
Revenge after losing two consecutive Fukuoka finals to Chan
Her first $50K tournament win!
woooooo!!!!!!!!

georgekuo1017
Sep 30th, 2006, 04:32 AM
well done ayumi

:inlove:
Sep 30th, 2006, 03:41 PM
This is just so great. :yeah: Amazing Ayumi. :worship:

AyumiMorita
Oct 1st, 2006, 02:29 AM
after playing 6/7 days of tennis

Ayumi lost in the first round of qualifying to Erika Takao
2-6 3-6

JTA decided to give Caroline Wozniacki a wildcard instead ....
not cool at all

They knew Ayumi was playing the challenger the week before ...

Also Ayumi had not received a wildcard for any of her tournmanets this year

stupid JTA

pcrtennis
Oct 1st, 2006, 04:13 AM
Ayumi should never lose to Takao....they are completely different levels of talent.

georgekuo1017
Oct 1st, 2006, 11:03 AM
:mad:

AyumiMorita
Oct 15th, 2006, 02:29 PM
Osaka Mayor's Cup
World Super Junior Tennis Championships 2006
GA

Singles Final
(1) (WC) Caroline Wozniack DEN def. (2) Ayumi Morita JPN
6-3 2-6 6-2

Doubles Final
(1) Caroline Wozniacki DEN & Ayumi Morita JPN
def. (3) Ksenia Lykina RUS & Anastasia Pivovarova RUS
7-6(4) 7-5

zeusmerlin
Oct 18th, 2006, 05:35 AM
Picture of Ayumi from Tokyo 50k

:inlove:
Oct 24th, 2006, 07:42 PM
Kumiko Iijima (JPN) d. (4)Ayumi Morita (JPN) 64 63 in the 1st round of 25K Hamanako. :tape: :tape: :o Ayumi. :sad:

georgekuo1017
Oct 25th, 2006, 02:55 PM
:mad:what a shame

pcrtennis
Oct 25th, 2006, 04:52 PM
Oh God...what a humiliating loss...Iijima is tricky but no where near the ability that should beat Ayumi...

AyumiMorita
Oct 28th, 2006, 07:13 AM
that loss came out of nowhere

poor Ayumi
win Eddie Herr junior!

prepare for next year and work on that serve of urs!

LegionArgentina
Nov 4th, 2006, 12:39 AM
Sorry, if was posted before.. i found this

Wimbledon 06
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H97H67OTl5k

:inlove:
Nov 4th, 2006, 09:00 PM
Thanks for the video. :D ;) :kiss:

Ayumi is into the Eddie Herr final. :woohoo: Her opponent will be Jessica Moore. ;)
Win it Ayumi! :rocker2:

-sugi-
Nov 4th, 2006, 09:03 PM
Thank you for the video :D

OZTENNIS
Nov 4th, 2006, 11:40 PM
Thanks for the video. :D ;) :kiss:

Ayumi is into the Eddie Herr final. :woohoo: Her opponent will be Jessica Moore. ;)
Win it Ayumi! :rocker2:

No!!!! Go Jess Moore win the singles and doubles! Take Ayumi down in both finals!:devil:

AyumiMorita
Nov 5th, 2006, 12:11 PM
Asia/Oceania Closed Championships
GB1
Bangkok, Thailand

Singles
(1) (WC) Ayumi Morita

Final
def. (4) Jessica Moore
6-4 7-5

Doubles
(2) Kai-Chen Chang TPE / Ayumi Morita JPN

Final
def. (8) Jessica Moore AUS / Jessy Rompies INA
4-6 7-5 6-3

:inlove:
Nov 5th, 2006, 01:31 PM
Great fight in doubles. :banana: She beat Jess twice in a day, oztennis. ;) :p :ras: :devil:

Amazing week Ayumi. :hearts:

AyumiMorita
Nov 5th, 2006, 07:00 PM
Singles Champion
http://www.jirobkk.com/album/Junior_Tournament/2006_Asian_Closed_GB1_Part_2/wsingle2.jpg

Doubles Champions
http://http://www.jirobkk.com/album/Junior_Tournament/2006_Asian_Closed_GB1_Part_2/wdouble2.jpg

AyumiMorita
Nov 5th, 2006, 07:00 PM
http://www.jirobkk.com/album/Junior_Tournament/2006_Asian_Closed_GB1_Part_2/wdouble2.jpg

-sugi-
Nov 5th, 2006, 07:34 PM
No!!!! Go Jess Moore win the singles and doubles! Take Ayumi down in both finals!:devil:
errr, this thread is called Ayumi Morita fans;)

Ayumi :worship:

OZTENNIS
Nov 5th, 2006, 07:47 PM
Great fight in doubles. :banana: She beat Jess twice in a day, oztennis. ;) :p :ras: :devil:

Amazing week Ayumi. :hearts:

well done ayumi ;)

u must admit, Jess did pretty darn good!

LegionArgentina
Nov 5th, 2006, 09:44 PM
Congrats Ayumi :cool:

AyumiMorita
Nov 6th, 2006, 07:41 PM
Ayumi is ranked number 3 in the girl junior rankings!

AyumiMorita
Nov 6th, 2006, 08:57 PM
Ayumi withdrew from Eddie Herr International Junior Championships
smart choice b/c she sealed the number 3 ranking in juniors and she cant go any higher
she can get some rest after all japan championships and stay in Japan

AyumiMorita
Nov 9th, 2006, 08:56 AM
are there any Ayumi clips I could find that aren't on my xanga?

georgekuo1017
Nov 9th, 2006, 09:32 AM
Ayumi is ranked number 3 in the girl junior rankings!

:yeah:

LegionArgentina
Nov 15th, 2006, 09:25 PM
Sorry if there post it before

Wimbledon July 4 2006, girls singles 2nd round

http://photo910.tripod.com/gkopihtm/gkopi/m6441g21.jpg

http://photo910.tripod.com/gkopihtm/gkopi/m6441g18.jpg

Here is a old pic of her 2004

http://photo910.tripod.com/gkopihtm/gkopi/m6441g1.jpg

-sugi-
Nov 16th, 2006, 03:28 PM
Thanks Legion Argentina :D

Great pics :awww:

LegionArgentina
Nov 17th, 2006, 05:11 PM
I have more pics , i will be post as soon as i can

AyumiMorita
Nov 22nd, 2006, 08:57 PM
Tennis: Classic welcomes star of India

Thursday November 23, 2006
By David Leggat

No wonder organisers were beaming at the announcement of the field for the January women's classic in Auckland yesterday.

Not only have they secured a fourth top 20 player for the ASB Classic - world No 12 Jelena Jankovic, who will be top seed - but they've attracted hugely popular Indian Sania Mirza, which should ensure healthy queues of her compatriots around the block when the tournament begins on New Year's Day.

It's the first time the US$145,000 ($216,000) event has bagged four players in the top 20. Jankovic was a quarter-finalist last year and joins 2004 French Open winner and former world No 2 Anastasia Myskina (ranked 16), defending champion Marion Bartoli (17) and pin-up Slovakian Daniela Hantuchova (18), who reached the semifinals in Auckland last January.

The expectation had been that Myskina would be top seed - until yesterday's developments, which leave her trumped by the 21-year-old Florida-based, Belgrade-born Jankovic.

"To get four, considering we're not allowed any of the top 10, we're very delighted," tournament director Richard Palmer said yesterday.

Word filters around the world's locker rooms and Auckland is known as a popular event, well organised and with a surface identical to the Australian Open, which starts a week later in Melbourne. "Players do need to play before the Australian and they have a choice of two tournaments [Auckland and Gold Coast].

"This is a vote for tournaments, as opposed to exhibitions. The players are saying 'we want to play a tournament, and it's a good one'," Palmer added.

Jankovic, who made the semifinals at the US Open in August, has not been put off by an unfortunate trip here last year. She got sick - then, after wet weather forced the quarter-finals indoors at North Harbour, she was sailing along against Bartoli, having won the first set, before falling apart in a mood to match the weather.

Palmer said Jankovic insisted she had enjoyed her time in Auckland, despite the outcome.

Mirza is, as Palmer put it, "the darling of a billion Indians", the first Indian to win a WTA tournament, at her home city Hyderabad last year.

Her ranking has slipped to No 67 but, at 20, her best years are to come.

In past years, the likes of Chile's Fernando Gonzalez and Marcelo Rios, and Brazil's Gustavo Kuerten attracted boisterous support from their countrymen on the centre court. Mirza could do the same.

Palmer has three wildcard entries to the main singles draw in his back pocket, one more than last time. Two are sure to go to Marina Erakovic and Sacha Jones, New Zealand's brightest prospects. The third could go to Leanne Baker, who has had some decent recent form behind her.

There are four qualifying singles wildcards, which most likely will also go to domestic up-and-comers, which would give the event its strongest New Zealand flavour for about 15 years.

Two unknown teenagers will be in the main draw as winners of assigned ITF feeder tournaments: Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova, 17, and 16-year-old Ayumi Morita of Japan. The field has 12 players in the top 50.

* Tickets went on sale on Monday and are well ahead of last year for both the Classic and men's Heineken Open, which starts on January 8. Nearly all the covered seating has been sold for the men's event.

Classic sales so far are second to the 2002 event, which had Russian Anna Kournikova as its drawcard.

CLASSIC FIELD

Auckland, January 1-6

Jelena Jankovic (Serbia, world No 12)
Anastasia Myskina (Russia, 16)
Marion Bartoli (France, 17)
Daniela Hantuchova (Slovakia, 18)
Vera Zvonareva (Russia, 24)
Eleni Daniliidou (Greece, 36)
Shenay Perry (US, 44)
Jamea Jackson (US, 45)
Jelena Kostanic (Croatia, 46)
Romina Oprandi (Italy, 49)
Nathalie Dechy (France, 50)
Paola Suarez (Argentina, 55)
Emilie Loit (France, 56)
Aiko Nakamura (Japan, 58)
Gisela Dulko (Argentina, 60)
Vania King (US, 61)
Kaia Kanepi (Estonia, 64)
Tsvetana Pironkova (Bulgaria, 66)
Sania Mirza (India, 67)
Virginia Ruano Pascual (Spain, 69)
Laura Granville (US, 70)
Jarmila Gajdosova (Slovakia, 71)
Ekaterina Bychkova (Russia, 72)

Also

Three wildcards, four qualifiers, two ITF feeder tournament winners, Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia, 156) and Ayumi Morita (Japan, 184)

LegionArgentina
Nov 27th, 2006, 12:26 PM
Ayumi :banana: I hope that she can play

AJZ.
Nov 28th, 2006, 11:37 PM
I hope Ayumi does well :) What type of game does this girl have?

PerfectForm
Dec 4th, 2006, 05:06 AM
Just saw Ayumi's final against Chan at Tokyo ( I think) finals which she won. She is really impressive, the angles she achieve on her groundstrokes is fantastic! Really hope to see more things from this her. Anyone know why she wasnt sent to the Asian games for experience?

AyumiMorita
Dec 4th, 2006, 10:21 AM
she is the playing orange bowl in the juniors
i actually don't know why she is there cuz she pretty much sealed the number 3 girls ranking and can't go any further

AyumiMorita
Dec 4th, 2006, 10:23 AM
I hope Ayumi does well :) What type of game does this girl have?

She is very quick around the court --> gets a lot of balls back
two-hands off both sides (switches hands)
can come up with incredible angles
hits hard and flat
good counterpuncher but can generate her own power
she fights very hard
serve is a weakness

will play Auckland
then try to qualify for the Aussie Open

:inlove:
Dec 4th, 2006, 03:57 PM
Good luck Ayumi. :inlove:

gumoll
Dec 4th, 2006, 08:01 PM
Kai Chen Chang def. Ayumi Morita (1)  6-2; 7-6(3) :( :awww:

:inlove:
Dec 5th, 2006, 02:08 PM
OMG :help: :help: :bigcry: :tape: :o
I considered her one of the favorites. :mad:

LegionArgentina
Dec 11th, 2006, 01:37 AM
Copa Yucatan (G1) Dec 11-17

-------------------------------------------

Singles Main Draw

(1)Ayumi Morita (JPN) v Kristy Frilling (USA)
Irina Camelia Begu (ROM) v (Q)Jimena Fuentes (MEX)

Emma Sofia Helisten (FIN) v Deyanirr Solorio (MEX)
(16)Julia Gavenko (RUS) v (Q)Lorena Rebolledo (MEX)

AyumiMorita
Dec 11th, 2006, 02:53 AM
stop playing stupid junior events and get some rest!

Kutuzova
Dec 15th, 2006, 01:37 PM
she lost to Begu in straight sets...she seems to be in a little slump right now

-sugi-
Dec 16th, 2006, 02:31 PM
:tape:

Hachiko
Dec 30th, 2006, 06:30 AM
She'll play defending champion Bartoli in the first round in Auckland.

-sugi-
Dec 30th, 2006, 10:03 AM
Ayumi :yeah: :music: You played Marion before but she beat you. Now is time to get revenge. Marion is defending champion and could be tough and Ayumi has been playing poorly lately but come on Ayumi give it everything :D

georgekuo1017
Dec 30th, 2006, 11:30 AM
good luck anyway

PerfectForm
Jan 1st, 2007, 07:04 AM
AYUMI lost!! Come on Ayumi, do something this year. She's the next best ranked after Paszek from the 1990 batch.

Hachiko
Jan 1st, 2007, 09:52 AM
Not a bad score. Good effort Ayumi!

AyumiMorita
Jan 10th, 2007, 05:37 AM
Australian Open 2007
Women's Qualifying Draw

Tatiana Poutchek BLR (9)
vs.
Shayna Mc Dowell AUS

Sara Errani ITA
vs.
Ayumi Morita JPN

Agnes Szavay HUN
vs.
Joanna Sakowicz POL

Lucie Hradecka CZE
vs.
Ahsha Rolle USA (21)

-sugi-
Jan 10th, 2007, 05:53 AM
Ganbatte Ayumi :rocker2:!

AyumiMorita
Jan 11th, 2007, 02:33 AM
Q-1st Round

Ayumi Morita JPN def. Sara Errani ITA 6-2 6-4