Unfortunately it was another loss, 6-3 6-4. I watched about half of the match, she didn't play well, but not terrible. Gajdosova was just too powerful.
Ayumi definitely needs to work on her second serve, it was a sitting duck for the young Aussie. She just couldn't find her range tonight, looked a bit sluggish on the court. Even her first serve didn't look as strong as last year. She was hitting flat well enough but Gajdosova thrives off flat pace, so that didn't help. Nevermind, it was two difficult opponents that she drew, hopefully she'll have better luck in Melbourne where she has 3R points to defend. Fighting!