Regarding her behaviour in the match, I remember an interview posted at the Fed Cup against Argentina where Ayumi mentioned that she feels it is time for her to step up. I wonder if she's putting too much pressure on herself, the reason for her poor behaviour I've seen in recent matches and her loss of form the past few weeks. I'm sure she'lll step up now for the Asian MMs.
Lost her first match of 2012 to eventual winner Zheng 4-6 6-3 6-4 in the first round of Auckland. But she had a great attitude after the match and believes she played really well.
She faces defending champion Gajdosova in Hobart R1 tonight, another tough match-up. H2H is 2-2, with the Australian winning the last encounter 7-5 3-6 7-5 in Pattaya QF last year. But Gajdosova was a mess in Hopman Cup. Hoping Ayumi can get some revenge and get the first win of the year! Ganbatte~