Sep 22, 2016

Date-Krumm hoping to make comeback from knee operation

Japan’s former world No. 4 Kimiko Date-Krumm, who is rehabilitating after undergoing a second surgical procedure on her left knee in April, said Thursday she is targeting a return to action next year. Speaking during an event at the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo, ...

Date-Krumm reveals second surgery on knee

May 1, 2016

Date-Krumm reveals second surgery on knee

Kimiko Date-Krumm revealed on her blog on Sunday that she has undergone a second surgical procedure on her left knee in bid to return to action. The 45-year-old had arthroscopic surgery in February but the meniscus was found to be badly worn out. She ...

Injured knee may force Date-Krumm into retirement

Feb 22, 2016

Injured knee may force Date-Krumm into retirement

Kimiko Date-Krumm may have to make a career-ending decision after surgery revealed the 45-year-old’s left knee is in worse shape than expected. The former world No. 4 wrote in a blog entry on Sunday that she had arthroscopic surgery last week to clean out ...

Aug 5, 2015

Date-Krumm stuns Lisicki in California

Evergreen veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm came from behind to score an upset victory over Germany’s Sabine Lisicki at the Stanford WTA tournament here Tuesday. Date-Krumm, 44, who was forced to qualify for the main draw, looked to be heading to a rapid defeat after Lisicki ...

Nishikori confident of fitness for Wimbledon after calf injury

Jun 26, 2015

Nishikori confident of fitness for Wimbledon after calf injury

Kei Nishikori expects to be ready for Wimbledon next week, saying Friday that his condition is steadily improving after hurting his left calf last week. “My injury is getting better all the time and I think I’ll be fine,” Nishikori, the fifth seed at ...

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Local favorites Kurumi Nara and Kimiko Date-Krumm have withdrawn from next week’s Japan Women’s Open, organizers announced Saturday.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 ...