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Bencic and Date Krumm Win at Birmingham

Belinda Bencic photo by Christoper Levy @tennis_shots (June 9, 2014) The oldest and the youngest members in the WTA top 100 won on Monday at the Aegon Classic in Birmingham, a grass court tune-up for Wimbledon. In a battle of teenagers, seventeen-year-old Belinda Bencic of Switzerland beat  Donna Vekic of Croatia 6-4, 6-4, while Japan’s Kimiko Date-Krumm, the elder stateswoman...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Date-Krumm sees top 10 potential in Belinda Bencic

Kimiko Date-Krumm ©Tennis Panorama By Alana Mitchelson (January 13, 2014) MELBOURNE, Australia – In her Grand Slam debut at the WTA level, 16-year-old Junior Grand Slam Champion Belinda Bencic has defeated 44-year-old Kimiko Date-Krumm, 6-4 4-6 6-3, to progress into round two of the Australian Open 2014.   Having reached the second round of Tokyo and Osaka, the teenager has proven...
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January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Date-Krumm, 43, loses to teenager in first round at Aussie Open

Kimiko Date-Krumm, the oldest singles player at the Australian Open, lost in the first round to Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. The 43-year-old Japanese veteran started with a 3-0 lead but lost momentum as the 187th-ranked Bencic rallied back with a break and won the last four games of the first set. Date-Krumm battled back in the next set, prompting her 16-year-old...
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January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Date-Krumm loses to teenager at Australian Open

Kimiko Date-Krumm, the oldest singles player at the Australian Open, lost in the first round to Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. The 43-year-old Japanese veteran started with a 3-0 lead but lost momentum as the 187th-ranked Bencic rallied back with a break and won the last four games of the first set. Date-Krumm battled back in the next set, prompting her 16-year-old...
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January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Date-Krumm sets age record with win

Japanese veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm became the oldest woman to reach the third round of Wimbledon since the Open era started in 1968. The 42-year-old Date-Krumm progressed to the third round at the All England Club for the first time in 17 years with a 6-4, 7-5 win over Alexandra Cadantu of Romania on Thursday. She will face No. 1 Serena Williams in the next round. Date-Krumm is...
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June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

At 42, Date-Krumm reaches 2nd round

Playing an opponent less than half her age, veteran Japanese player Kimiko Date-Krumm needed just 44 minutes to defeat German teenager Carina Witthoeft 6-0, 6-2 in the first round of Wimbledon on Tuesday. The 42-year-old Date-Krumm is the second oldest player to have won a match at Wimbledon after Martina Navratilova, who was 47 when she reached the second round in 2004. The 18...
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June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Kimiko Date-Krumm: The Finest Wine in Tennis

Kimiko Date-Krumm continues to defy the “unwritten” age restrictions and inspire us all. Age restrictions on the WTA Tour have wrested dominance from the prepubescent prodigies of old. Week-to-week, players of all ages continue making their mark, all products of their generation. The young guns are fiery, full of determination. Those in their mid-twenties are methodical, but...
Via Tennis Grand Stand
January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Notes and Quotes From Down Under – Day Two

Kimiko Date-Krumm ©Tennis Panorama (January 15, 2013) A look at some the questions and answers from day one of the 2013 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. Kimiko Date-Krumm Q.  I think you set a record today. ( At 42, Date-Krumm became the oldest player to win a match at the Australian Open) KIMIKO DATE‑KRUMM:  Of course not.  You know, it’s many times I play...
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January 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Svitolina Stops Date-Krumm for Pune Title

No. 7 seed 18 year-old Elina Svitolina, ranked 156th in the world defeated fifth seed Kimoko Date-Krumm 6-2, 6-3 to win the Royal Indian Open in Pune. “The win over Petkovic yesterday gave me a lot of confidence, she’s a great player, she was Top 10. I had to play really well,” the Ukranian Svitolina said. “Today I knew how Kimiko plays and knew I just had to play every ball...
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November 11, 2012  |  Discuss
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