Victory 2-6 6-4 7-5.
Her first win at Roland Garros. Great fortnight for her to reach Brussels QFs and win a grand slam match in Roland Garros, when she still has a negative W/L ratio on clay Just shows how much she has improved this year, and continues to do so.
She had a great attitude throughout the match, very focused and cool-headed, that's what got her through today.
Next is probably going to be Wickmayer. I would be overjoyed if she can win that one!
Heartbreaking end to the set. Ayumi did her first double fault of the match to hand Wickmayer the break and the set after missing a GP for 5-5.
Wickmayer just too good. 21 winners and 9 unforced errors. Ayumi 16 winners and 8 unforced errors. Nothing wrong with her play whatsoever, and you never know what can happen from here! Keep your chin up Ayumi!
She lost 6-4 7-5 but that was the best i've seen her play before. She looks 10 times more comfortable and confident on clay than she did against Schiavone just last week. She's really building and building every week, match by match, and if her serve was more of a weapon she would excel even more.
She should be really proud of herself! 27 winners and so few errors against a top player like Wickmayer, whereas this time last year she only won 5 games off Flipkens. I hope this match does wonders for her confidence! And hopefully she can make a smooth transition to grass now.