Kimiko Date Krumm

  • Simona Halep advances to second round at French Open May 27, 2014

    Paris: Fourth-seeded Simona Halep made it through to the second round of the French Open on Tuesday. Japanese veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm didn't. Halep won 11 straight games at the start and beat Alisa Kleybanova of Russia 6-0, 6-2. The 22-year-old Romanian has never been past the second round at Roland Garros, but...
  • Sabine Lisicki, Kimiko Date-Krumm advance at Japan Open October 8, 2013

    Osaka: Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki of Germany beat Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa 7-5, 7-6 (1) to reach the second round of the Japan Open on Tuesday. The second-seeded Lisicki struggled with a right wrist injury after making her first Grand Slam singles final and has yet to win more than...
  • Serena takes on Date-Krumm in the battle of veterans June 29, 2013

    London: Kimiko Date-Krumm originally retired two years before Serena Williams, her third-round opponent at Wimbledon, set foot on the All England Club's lush lawns for the first time. Williams, bidding for a sixth Wimbledon title, is considered a veteran of the sport herself at 31, but she is no match in...
  • No one wants to be beaten by grandma, says Navratilova June 29, 2013

    London: Martina Navratilova wonders why Kimiko Date-Krumm ever retired so early when she is now so clearly revelling in her comeback at the ripe old age of 42. "All the other players are shaking in their knees because they don't want to lose to grandma," Navratilova said of the diminutive...
  • Kimiko Date-Krumm, aged 42, reaches Wimbledon third round June 27, 2013

    London: Japan's Kimiko Date-Krumm, the grand old lady of the women's singles draw, became the oldest female player to reach the Wimbledon third round in the professional era on Thursday. The 42-year-old, one of 13 players aged over 30 in the main draw but the oldest by a distance, was too...
  • Stosur beats Date-Krumm at French Open May 28, 2013

    Paris: Sam Stosur, the 2010 French Open runner-up, waited 2.5 hours to play because of rain, then quickly won her opening match at Roland Garros. The Australian swept the first nine games Tuesday and drubbed 42-year-old Kimiko Date-Krumm 6-0, 6-2. Play was delayed at the start on a 55-degree afternoon, and when...
  • Morita beats Makarova to level Fed Cup tie at 1-1 vs Russia February 10, 2013

    Moscow: Ayumi Morita beat Ekaterina Makarova 6-2, 6-2 Saturday, giving Japan a 1-1 tie with Russia in the Fed Cup event. Maria Kirilenko defeated veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm 7-6 (3), 6-4 in the opening match. Four-time winner Russia played without Maria Sharapova, Nadia Petrova, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Vera Zvonareva. In Sunday's singles, Kirilenko will...
  • Kimiko Date-Krumm marches into round three January 17, 2013

    Melbourne: Kimiko Date-Krumm's former rivals call her crazy but the 42-year-old Japanese, who reached the third round of the Australian Open on Thursday, is intent on playing on until her body gives up on her completely. Date-Krumm made her Melbourne Park debut 23 years ago and became the oldest woman to...
  • Kimiko Date-Krumm stuns 12th seed Petrova January 15, 2013

    Melbourne: Japan's Kimiko Date-Krumm produced the biggest shock of the Australian Open so far on Tuesday when she unseated 12th seed Nadia Petrova 6-2 6-0 to become the oldest winner of a women's singles match at the tournament. The 42-year-old, playing her 11th Australian Open 23 years after her debut, was...
  • Radwanska wins 6th in row to advance in Sydney January 8, 2013

    Sydney: Play should have been halted at the Sydney International due to the sweltering heat, women's top seed Agnieszka Radwanska said after she beat Japan's Kimiko Date-Krumm 6-4 6-3 on Tuesday to advance to the quarter-finals. The world number four, who was given a bye into the second round, played...
  • Elina Svitolina bags her maiden WTA title November 11, 2012

    Pune: Eighteen-year-old Elina Svitolina of Ukraine denied veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm a date with history when she overpowered the Japanese 6-2, 6-3 to lift the Indian Open, her maiden WTA title. The summit clash was special for both the players as Svitolina was playing in her first ever WTA final while...
  • Petkovic, Date-Krumm star attractions at WTA Indian Open November 9, 2012

    WTA Indian Open this year has got a huge boost with top names like Andrea Petkovic and Kimiko Date-Krumm playing in the tournament at Pune. ...