/ 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

/ 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

/ 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 ...

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Local favorites Kurumi Nara and Kimiko Date-Krumm have withdrawn from next week's Japan Women's Open, organizers announced Saturday.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

/ 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

/ 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 ...

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 Slams. ...

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 U.S. ...