Date-Krumm defeats Doi, reaches Royal Indian Open semis


Kimiko Date-Krumm beat Misaki Doi in straight sets in an all-Japanese quarterfinal at the Royal Indian Open on Friday.

Fifth-seed Date-Krumm reached her first semifinal of the season after making quick work of second-seeded Doi, winning 6-1, 6-4 in 1 hour, 16 minutes.

Date-Krumm will face either Tamarine Tanasugarn of Thailand or Croatia’s Donna Vekic in the last four.