More Sports / Tennis 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, ...

Date-Krumm reveals second surgery on knee

More Sports / Tennis 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 went ...

Injured knee may force Date-Krumm into retirement

More Sports / Tennis 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 the ...

More Sports / Tennis 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Local favorites Kurumi Nara and Kimiko Date-Krumm have withdrawn from next week's Japan Women's Open, organizers announced Saturday.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 an ...

More Sports / Tennis 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 a ...

Date-Krumm handed first-round defeat at French Open

More Sports / Tennis 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 the ...

Morita fights through pain to reach second round

More Sports / Tennis 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 U.S. ...