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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 the fourth consecutive year. Date-Krumm was hoping to better the mark of Virginia Wade, who in 1985 became the oldest woman at age 39 to win a match at the French Open since the start of the Open Era.

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