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09 February 2013

Ayumi satisfied with 1-1 scoreline in Moscow


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  • Richard van Poortvliet

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Being tied 1-1 with Russia is a good result after day one, says Japan's Ayumi Morita, who comfortably defeated Ekaterina Makarova in the second singles to ensure things are level pegging in this World Group first round tie.

Morita's 62 62 defeat of Makarova has given her confidence, the Japanese No. 1 says. She's looking forward to the challenge of playing world No. 13 Maria Kirilenko in the first of Sunday's singles matches.

Kirilenko earlier scored her first singles victory in Fed Cup by BNP Paribas with her win against Kimiko Date-Krumm, and was very pleased to do so. She admitted it took her a while to adjust to the indoor playing conditions in the Olympic Stadium in Moscow, but felt she wasn't put off track by her Japanese opponent's revival towards the end of the second set. That's tennis, she says.

Date-Krumm sensed that Kirilenko was nervous at the start but towards the end of the first set began to improve her first serve as well as make fewer mistakes which brought her back into the match. She also mentions the ability to play well on key points as a decisive factor.

Ayumi Morita (JPN) - 09/02/2013

Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) - 09/02/2013

Maria Kirilenko (RUS) - 09/02/2013

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