Glad to see her back winning, i hope she continues to rise and finish the year strong. Has anybody seen her playing lately in videos or something??? Is she back to her old form??
I caught a bit of her match at Wimbledon Quallies a month ago against Jurikova. I'm not sure if it was due to her having a fairly bland opponent, but she looked pretty strong I though. She lost to Rodionova in the second round who had a good run at Birmingham the week before, so I think Kurumi just had a tough draw there.
I think some of her slump has been due scheduling - she's good on grass yet skipped most of the grass season to play Copenhagen and some Clay ITFs which doesn't make sense.
But hopefully these wins will give her confidence. Keep it up, Kurumi!