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Morita Saves 7 Match Points to Advance in Nanjing

NANJING LADIES OPEN Nanjing, China October 28-November 3, 2013 $125,000/WTA 125K Series Hard/Outdoors Results - Thursday, October 31, 2013 Singles – Second Round (2) Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) d. (WC) Wang Yafan (CHN) 62 62 (4) Ayumi Morita (JPN) d. Petra Martic (CRO) 67(7) 76(10) 64 (saved 7mp) (Q) Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS) d. (6) Misaki Doi (JPN) 63 64 (WC) Wang Qiang (CHN) d. Duan...
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October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

WTA Tennis Results

  NANJING LADIES OPEN Nanjing, China October 28-November 3, 2013 $125,000/WTA 125K Series Hard/Outdoors Results –  Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Singles – Second Round (3) Zhang Shuai (CHN) d. Julia Glushko (ISR) 62 62 Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER) d. (7) Ajla Tomljanovic (CRO) 64 64 (8) Anna Schmiedlova (SVK) d. Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) 60 60 Zheng Saisai (CHN) d. Alla Kudryavtseva...
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October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

WTA Nanjing Tuesday Tennis Results

NANJING LADIES OPEN Nanjing, China October 28-November 3, 2013 $125,000/WTA 125K Series Hard/Outdoors Results - Tuesday, October 29, 2013 Singles – First Round Duan Ying-Ying (CHN) d. (1) Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) 63 62 (2) Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) d. Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) 75 62 (3) Zhang Shuai (CHN) d. (Q) Nicha Lertpitaksinchai (THA) 63 60 (4) Ayumi Morita (JPN) d. Olga Savchuk...
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October 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Ivanovic rolls at Pan Pacific Open

Ana Ivanovic of Serbia advanced to the second round of the Pan Pacific Open on Monday with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Annika Beck of Germany. The No. 11-seeded Ivanovic lost the first game of each set but bounced back with six straight games to beat Beck at Ariake Colosseum. Ayumi Morita was one of three Japanese players to advance on Monday. Morita had six aces in a 7-6 (4), 6-3 win...
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September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Ayumi Morita pulls out of US Open

Ayumi Morita of Japan pulled out of the US Open on Sunday because of a lower back injury. The 51st-ranked Morita had been scheduled to play fourth-seeded Sara Errani of Italy, the runner-up at the 2012 French Open and a semifinalist at the 2012 US Open. Instead, Errani will play 152nd-ranked Olivia Rogowska of Australia in the first round at Flushing Meadows. Rogowska is a '...
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August 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Ayumi Morita of Japan pulls out of US Open

Ayumi Morita of Japan pulled out of the U.S. Open on Sunday because of a lower back injury. The 51st-ranked Morita had been scheduled to play fourth-seeded Sara Errani of Italy, the runner-up at the 2012 French Open and a semifinalist at the 2012 U.S. Open. Instead, Errani will play 152nd-ranked Olivia Rogowska of Australia in the first round at Flushing Meadows. Rogowska is a...
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August 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Western & Southern Open Schedule for August 10, 2013

ORDER OF PLAY – SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 2013 CENTER COURT start 10:00 am [WC] Nicole Gibbs (USA) vs [18] Johanna Larsson (Sweden) – WTA Steve Johnson (USA) vs [5] Yen-Hsun Lu (Chinese Taipei) – ATP [8] Ayumi Morita (Japan) vs Alison Riske (USA) – WTA [2][Alt] Bernard Tomic (Australia) vs [WC] Robby Ginerpi (USA) – […]
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August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Keys all keyed up in Stanford win

American teenager Madison Keys wandered around the Stanford University campus wondering what it would have been like had she chosen school over tennis. This would have been her freshman year. ''I could be going to college soon,'' Keys said. ''I'm pretty happy where I am.'' Keys, one of 11 Americans ranked in the top 100, beat No. 8 seed Magalena...
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July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Keys earns upset at Bank of the West Classic

American teenager Madison Keys beat No. 8 seed Magalena Rybarikova 6-2, 6-2, in the first round of the Bank of the West Classic on Monday. Keys won 70 percent of her first serve points and beat Rybarikova for the second time in three matches. Sorana Cirstea, the only other seeded player appearing on opening day, beat Ayumi Morita 6-2, 6-2. Cirstea, seeded fifth, played a clean...
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July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Cirstea breezes in opening match

Sorana Cirstea beat Ayumi Morita 6-2, 6-2, in the first round of the $795,000 Bank of the West Classic on Monday. The fifth-seeded Romanian played a clean game, with few unforced errors and no double faults, in beating the 51st-ranked Japanese player. Cirstea, ranked 32nd, played Morita for the third time this season and sixth overall. In other first-round matches, Belarus'...
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July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Cirstea wins opening match

Sorana Cirstea beat Ayumi Morita 6-2, 6-2, in the first round of the $795,000 Bank of the West Classic on Monday. The fifth-seeded Romanian played a clean game, with few unforced errors and no double faults, in beating the 51st-ranked Japanese player. Cirstea, ranked 32nd, played Morita for the third time this season and sixth overall. In other first-round matches, Belarus'...
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July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Internazionali BNL d’Italia – Rome – Thursday Results, Friday Schedule

INTERNAZIONALI BNL D’ITALIA Rome, Italy May 13-19, 2013 Red Clay/Outdoors Results - Thursday, May 16, 2013 WTA Singles – Third Round (1) Serena Williams (USA) d. (14) Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 60 61 (2) Maria Sharapova (RUS) d. (16) Sloane Stephens (USA) 62 61 (3) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) d. Ayumi Morita (JPN) 61 20 ret. (left [...]
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May 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Wawrinka, Pavlyuchenkova Advance in Portugal

PORTUGAL OPEN Oeiras, Portugal April 29-May 4, 2013 $235,000/International Red Clay/Outdoors Results – Thursday, May 2, 2013 Women’s Singles – Quarterfinals (3) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d. (7) Elena Vesnina (RUS) 63 67(3) 76(3) (4) Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) d. (LL) Monica Puig (PUR) 62 64 Kaia Kanepi (EST) d. Ayumi Morita (JPN) 64 63 Romina [...]
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May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Spain beats Japan 4-0 in Fed Cup WG playoff

Spain completed a 4-0 sweep of Japan in Fed Cup World Group play on Sunday by winning in a reverse singles match and the doubles match. Carla Suarez beat Ayumi Morita 6-3, 7-5 to give Spain a 3-0 lead before doubles pair Anabel Medina and Lourdes Dominguez defeated Misaki Doi and Shuko Aoyama 6-4, 7-5. Suarez, who won Spain's first point by defeating Doi on Saturday, used her...
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April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Spain knocks off Japan 3-0

Carla Suarez beat Ayumi Morita 6-3, 7-5 to give Spain an insurmountable 3-0 lead over Japan in their Fed Cup World Group playoff on Sunday. Suarez, who won Spain's first point by defeating Misaki Doi on Saturday, used her reliable serve to take the first set. Japan's No. 1 saved one set point before sending her approach shot into the net to fall behind. Suarez missed a...
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April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Spain beats Japan 3-0 in Fed Cup group play

Carla Suarez beat Ayumi Morita 6-3, 7-5 to give Spain an insurmountable 3-0 lead over Japan in their Fed Cup World Group playoff on Sunday. Suarez, who won Spain's first point by defeating Misaki Doi on Saturday, used her reliable serve to take the first set. Japan's No. 1 saved one set point before sending her approach shot into the net to fall behind. Suarez missed a...
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April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Spain leads Japan 2-0 in Fed Cup playoffs

Carla Suarez and Silvia Soler-Espinosa won singles matches on Saturday to give Spain a 2-0 lead over Japan in the Fed Cup World Group playoffs. Suarez beat Misaki Doi 6-3, 6-4 in the first match and Soler-Espinosa later defeated Ayumi Morita 6-2, 6-3. Suarez won the first set with relative ease on the outdoor clay court at Real Club de Polo tennis club. Spain's top-ranked...
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April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Spain leads Japan in Fed Cup play

Carla Suarez and Silvia Soler-Espinosa won singles matches on Saturday to give Spain a 2-0 lead over Japan in the Fed Cup World Group playoffs. Suarez beat Misaki Doi 6-3, 6-4 in the first match and Soler-Espinosa later defeated Ayumi Morita 6-2, 6-3. Suarez won the first set with relative ease on the outdoor clay court at Real Club de Polo tennis club. Spain's top-ranked...
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April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Spain leads Japan 1-0 in Fed Cup playoffs

Carla Suarez beat Misaki Doi 6-3, 6-4, to give Spain a 1-0 lead over Japan in the Fed Cup World Group playoffs on Saturday. Suarez settled down after a shaky start and won the first set with relative ease on the outdoor clay court at Real Club de Polo tennis club. Spain's top-ranked player broke in the first game of the second set before jumping out to a 4-1 lead. Doi hit back...
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April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

WTA – Monterrey: Kerber and Kirilenko to Face Each Other in Semis

MONTERREY OPEN Monterrey, México April 1-7, 2013 $235,000/International Hard/Outdoors Results – Friday, April 5, 2013 Singles – Quarterfinals (1) Angelique Kerber (GER) d. (8) Ayumi Morita (JPN) 62 61 (3) Maria Kirilenko (RUS) d. (7) Urszula Radwanska (POL) 61 64 (5) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d. Lauren Davis (USA) 62 75 Monica Niculescu (ROU) d. Timea [...]
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April 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Serena Williams rides bicycle to match

Serena Williams can claim another first, and another victory: She beat the traffic by riding a bicycle to her match. With Key Biscayne traffic in a snarl Saturday night, Williams borrowed a bike at her hotel, rode to her match and beat Ayumi Morita in the third round of the Sony Open, 6-3, 6-3. Williams match was scheduled to start at 8 p.m. local time, and she learned about the...
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March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Serena breezes, but Venus pulls out

Serena rode a bicycle to work. Venus didn't turn up -- at least not on court. In a scenario that bore some similarities to the notorious incident at Indian Wells that led to the Williams sisters' boycotting the tournament, Venus pulled out of her match at the Sony Open against Sloane Stephens half an hour before match time with a bad back. Serena, who would have been the...
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March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Serena Williams Moves into Round of 16; Hopes for the Best for Capriati

(March 23, 2013) Five-time Sony Open champion and world No. 1 Serena Williams rebounded from a 0-3 start to beat Japan’s Ayumi Morita 6-3, 6-3 in 75 minutes on Saturday night on Stadium Court. Williams has now improved her record against Morita to 2-0. Despite the score, Williams said it was a competitive match. “I [...]
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March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Pennetta earns win at Sony Open

Italy's Flavia Pennetta won her first-round match 6-4, 6-1 over Johanna Larsson of Sweden at the Sony Open on Tuesday. Pennetta is making her ninth appearance at this Key Biscayne-based event and has reached the third round on five occasions. Meanwhile, Ayumi Morita of Japan defeated Heather Watson of Britain 1-6, 7-5, 6-4 and France's Kristina Mladecnovic scored a 7-5...
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March 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Mattek-Sands in Kuala Lumpur Final

(March 2, 2013) American Wildcard Bethanie Mattek-Sands moved into the finals of the Malaysian Open on Sunday knocking out third seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4, 6-1.   BMW MALAYSIAN OPEN Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia February 25-March 3, 2013 $235,000/International Hard/Outdoors Results – Saturday, March 2, 2013 Singles – Semifinals (WC) Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) d. (3/WC) Anastasia...
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March 02, 2013  |  Discuss
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