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pierce0415
Jun 12th, 2006, 06:06 PM
Ayumi :banana:

pcrtennis
Jun 12th, 2006, 06:07 PM
The next phenom from Japan gets her first WTA MD win!!! Congrats to the 16 year old!! Now beat Arvidsson! Very winnable!!

pancake
Jun 12th, 2006, 06:07 PM
Ayumi!
I believe it is her 1st WTA maindraw win!

Harju.
Jun 12th, 2006, 06:08 PM
Ayumi had never played a WTA Main Draw match on grass before today ;)
Today she defeated Katie O'Brien to move on to the 2nd round of the Birmingham tournament :hearts:

In the second set there was likely some grass court jitters.

Katie has played on grass surface befire so I was very worried at this point :tape:

But then Ayumi found her footing and rallied to win 6-1 in the third set.

And she finished off Katie in an hour and 21 minutes.

(thanks pierce89475897345)

pcrtennis
Jun 12th, 2006, 06:10 PM
Her first WTA MD win! She's going to be the best thing out of Japan I think ever...she's so strong and has beautiful, penetrating groundstrokes...and great feel and movement. She's only 16 good job Ayumi!!!

V-MAC
Jun 12th, 2006, 06:10 PM
well lets be honest, she got to play a Brit, she was hardly gonna lose unless it was Baltacha she was playing :shrug:

pierce0415
Jun 12th, 2006, 06:11 PM
:tape:
:bigwave:

pcrtennis
Jun 12th, 2006, 06:12 PM
well lets be honest, she got to play a Brit, she was hardly gonna lose unless it was Baltacha she was playing :shrug:


yes but she's verrry good and could definitely beat Arvidsson. This is still a big deal for a young player like Morita.

Dexter
Jun 12th, 2006, 06:13 PM
WTG Ayumi :D :yeah:

silverwhite
Jun 12th, 2006, 06:14 PM
Ayumi :D

hanxu
Jun 12th, 2006, 06:15 PM
Katie O'Brien - I remember year ago, she nearly beat Ai Sugiyama, when Ai Sugiyama was still in top 20. But a rain stopped the match, and Suigiyama come back quickly eventually won the match.

AyumiMorita
Jun 12th, 2006, 06:26 PM
I'm very proud of Ayumi for staying tough

AyumiMorita
Jun 12th, 2006, 06:28 PM
Katie O'Brien - I remember year ago, she nearly beat Ai Sugiyama, when Ai Sugiyama was still in top 20. But a rain stopped the match, and Suigiyama come back quickly eventually won the match.

that wasn't O'Brien that was Amanda Janes

-sugi-
Jun 12th, 2006, 06:37 PM
Yumi :bounce: Brilliant :) I would love to watch her match vs Sofia

two favourites of mine!

vma
Jun 12th, 2006, 06:42 PM
how come she got a WC?

Carmen Mairena
Jun 12th, 2006, 06:48 PM
:woohoo:

pancake
Jun 12th, 2006, 06:50 PM
how come she got a WC?

Do you mean Morita?
She didn't get one.

Carmen Mairena
Jun 12th, 2006, 06:55 PM
Well done Ayumi! :woohoo:

Freakan
Jun 12th, 2006, 06:59 PM
Great win for Ayumi! :banana:

vma
Jun 12th, 2006, 06:59 PM
Do you mean Morita?
She didn't get one.
well, then how did she get in with her ranking of 279. :confused:

-sugi-
Jun 12th, 2006, 07:00 PM
well, then how did she get in with her ranking of 279. :confused:
with a feed up from Fukuoka? or another challenger :wavey:

jamatthews
Jun 12th, 2006, 07:00 PM
well, then how did she get in with her ranking of 279. :confused:

She reached the final of Fukoka...Chan (the winner there) didn't want to play I guess.