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Date Krumm places third in Bali

Kyodo News

Wild-card Kimiko Date Krumm defeated Daniela Hantuchova 7-5, 7-5 in the third-place match at the Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions in Bali on Sunday.

The 40-year-old Date Krumm, who lost in the final of the Japan Women’s Open last month, had beaten top seed Li Na of China in the quarterfinals before falling at the hands of Serbian Ana Ivanovic in Saturday’s semifinals.

Ivanovic claimed her second title of the season in the last event on the WTA Tour calendar with a 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) win over Russian Alisa Kleybanova in the final.