Oct 4, 2014

Nara, Date-Krumm won't play in Japan Women's Open

Local favorites Kurumi Nara and Kimiko Date-Krumm have withdrawn from next week’s Japan Women’s Open, organizers announced Saturday. Nara, who at No. 37 is Japan’s top-ranked women’s player, is having respiratory difficulties. The 44-year-old Date-Krumm, currently ranked 101st in the world, is dealing with ...

Nara, Date-Krumm eliminated in first round at Pan Pacific Open

Sep 16, 2014

Nara, Date-Krumm eliminated in first round at Pan Pacific Open

Kurumi Nara crashed out in the first round of the Pan Pacific Open on Tuesday in a grueling three-set match against eighth-seeded Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro. It was a bad day all round for the host nation as 43-year-old veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm also made ...

Jun 10, 2014

Date-Krumm reaches second round in Aegon Classic

Kimiko Date-Krumm cruised to a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Paula Ormaechea of Argentina on Monday, advancing to the second round of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham. The 43-year-old Date-Krumm, ranked 78th in the world, secured the win in just under an hour without facing ...

Date-Krumm handed first-round defeat at French Open

May 27, 2014

Date-Krumm handed first-round defeat at French Open

Kimiko Date-Krumm was sent to a first-round defeat in women’s singles at the hands of Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia at the French Open on Tuesday. Pavlyuchenkova beat the 43-year-old Date-Krumm 6-3, 0-6, 6-2, sending Date-Krumm out in her first match at Roland Garros for ...

Date-Krumm falls in opener

Jan 13, 2014

Date-Krumm falls in opener

Kimiko Date-Krumm is used to questions about retirement but still has no answer. For now, she’s content to continue the “miracle” of playing professional tennis at age 43. She is also used to the distinction of being the oldest women’s singles player at Grand ...

Morita fights through pain to reach second round

Sep 23, 2013

Morita fights through pain to reach second round

A trio of local favorites advanced to the second round of the Pan Pacific Open on Monday with Ayumi Morita battling through an injury in a straight-sets victory over Britain’s Laura Robson. Morita, who hurt her lower back on the eve of this summer’s ...

Sep 20, 2013

Date-Krumm falls short of goal at Korea Open

Kimiko Date-Krumm missed out on a semifinal berth at the Korea Open after losing to Francesca Schiavone on Friday. Date-Krumm allowed her Italian opponent to come from behind to win 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in just over two hours. Date-Krumm, who knocked out second seed ...

Sep 17, 2013

Date-Krumm reaches second round

Japan’s Kimiko Date-Krumm advanced to the second round of the Korea Open on Tuesday with a first-round victory over Britain’s Heather Watson. Date-Krumm, ranked 63rd in the world, came from a set down to defeat the 78th-ranked Watson 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in 2 hours, ...

Date-Krumm, Nishikori fall at Wimbledon

Jun 30, 2013

Date-Krumm, Nishikori fall at Wimbledon

Veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm’s memorable run at Wimbledon came to a shuddering halt on Saturday after the 42-year-old was blasted out of the third round by defending champion Serena Williams. Williams, bidding for a 17th Grand Slam and sixth Wimbledon crown, needed just over an ...