Ayumi Morita is a Japanese tennis player who is currently the highest ranked Japanese player in the world at World No. 46. A mentally strong player, Morita is known for strong and consistent two-handed groundstrokes. On September 16, 2008, she beat world No. 19 Ágnes Szávay in the Toray Pan Pacific Open. On January 5, 2009, Morita upset former Wimbledon quarterfinalist Michaëlla Krajicek in the final round of qualifying to reach the main draw of the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand. Her first tournament of 2011 was the 2011 ASB Classic. Ayumi played at the 2011 Australian Open – Women's Singles where she defeated Alexandra Dulgheru. She then defeated wildcard Caroline Garcia in the second round but unfortunately lost out to Peng Shuai in the third round. At the 2011 Dubai Tennis Championships, Morita qualified by defeating Sophie Lefèvre and Vesna Manasieva. Morita beat Indian wildcard Sania Mirza in the second round before losing to Caroline Wozniacki in the third round.