Kimiko Date-Krumm at AO 2013

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  1. vive le beau jeu !

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    みんな さん こんにちは !

    no thread about her ?

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    she's in the 3rd round at 42 years old ! i think it's remarkable...
    (ok ok... 3, 2, 1, 0... until some of you say what a joke the WTA tour is... but still !) ;)

    even navratilova didn't do this, did she ?
    (what could be the record ?... mustard are you into girls too ?) ;)

    3rd round vs jovanovski (21 years old !)... ganbatte ! :)

    from: http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/match_reports/2013-01-17/201301171358402778646.html
     
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    Still playing singles (AND doubles!) and still cute!
     
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    Q. Have they got in touch with you?
    KIMIKO DATE KRUMM: If I see them, for example, this morning I met Iva Majoli, and she said, Good job yesterday. So keep going.
    Everybody say to me, You are crazy. First word is always, You are crazy. But they support me a lot.
    Rennae Stubbs, she's from here, so we meet every day. Then we talk a lot. Raymond is still playing doubles.
    When I see Steffi, of course, she say to me, You should stop now and make the baby (laughter). And Davenport, Lindsay, Mary Joe, Conchita, Arantxa Sanchez. I don't see so much Gaby. But many extennis player, yeah, talking and laughing, yes.
     
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  4. TennisFan436

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    When I grow up I wante to be like Date Krumm. 42 never looked so good (or played that impressive!)
     
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    she's great.

    which of the current generation of pros do you guys think will still be around at 35? never mind 42!
     
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    Clearly, she just likes to play. And, remember, she was gone for 10! years. So, though she's still 42, she doesn't have the wear-and-tear as if she had played for those 10 years.

    I love that all her old friends from the tour say she's crazy -- "Kimiko, WTF?" Lol. She's been back since 2009. I wonder how many more years she'll play.
     
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    Ranked No. 100 at the start of the tournament and projected to climb into the top 80, the 42-year-old made history in the first round when she became the oldest player to win a match at the Australian Open (ousting No. 12 Nadia Petrova). Now Date-Krumm’s the oldest player to reach the third round of any Grand Slam tournament since Renee Richards did so as a 45-year-old at the 1979 U.S. Open.

    http://tennis.si.com/2013/01/17/kimiko-date-krumm-australian-open/?sct=tn_t2_a9
     
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  8. vive le beau jeu !

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    thx for, as often, finding the answer, moose. :)

    so, renee richards... the transsexual ?
    now we're heading up towards another interesting topic ! ;)
     
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    Kimiko D-making us "old" folks look good!!! Keep it up!!!! :lol:
     
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    Remember the oldies who played well in their late 30s were generally flat hitters?
    Rosewall, Connors

    No surprise with Kimiko doing well. Hitting flat and low is the perfect foil for the modern topspin. Also, she rarely goes for angles, unless it is for a winner..
    This seems to be her strategy:
    flat and deep down the middle
    flat and deep down the middle
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    short ball.. angled winner
     
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    She is awesome!

    And playing doubles today. :)
     
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    i am in awe. very inspiring. love the fact that she's also a marathoner with impressive times. amazing athlete.
     
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    She has a very nice draw to sneak into the QFs.
     
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    Mrs. Michael Krumm and her Spanish doubles partner won again today in 3 sets.
     
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    Can't confirm a break of service.
     
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    wow.. just switched to her match now..never knew she is such a fighter !! .
     
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    ah! Kimiko's dream run ends :(
     
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    She is too old. old in WTA this can happen
     
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    Kimiko Date-Krumm defeats Scheepers 7-5 6-1 in Pattaya, Kimiko is looking to re-enter the WTA top 50 this year at 42 years of age!

    She's still at it!
     
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    Is there ever a chance of the women having a Senior tour similar to the decades-old men's one? I would love to see Graf, Seles, the Martinas, Mauresmo, even that hideous serve of Dementieva's on a regular basis. KDK has proven that age is little hindrance to playing at a reasonably high level. And she is older than almost all of the players I named.
     
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  24. vive le beau jeu !

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    kimiko is in the 2nd round of wimbledon ! :)
    d. witthoeft 60 62
     
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    Oh, Kimiko <3
     
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    What a beauty. What a smile. Great result.
     
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    http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2013...es-second-round-wimbledon/48062/#.UcnO7H_n_cs
     
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    So she's been in grand slams in 4 different decades. Pretty impressive. Especially with a forehand like hers lol
     
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    Amazing. She'll be all over the news over here again this morning. Sure wish she could have beaten Graf in that Wimby semifinal in '96. Graf complained about it getting dark after dropping the second set, got her wish and came out and beat Date the next morning.
     
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  30. vive le beau jeu !

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    i also wish she defeated graf !
    (in that match i mean... 'cause she at least defeated her in fed cup, 12-10 in the 3rd) :)


    she won the 1st set of her 2nd round match against kadantu...
     
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    This is why nobody takes WTA seriously. I love Kimiko, though.
     
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    64 75... she's in the 3rd round ! :)
    (against s. williams or c. garcia)
     
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    I'm into both genders, vive ;)

    Navratilova is the oldest winner of a women's singles match at Wimbledon, in 2004 at the age of 47. She lost in the second round, though. Kimiko seems to be the oldest woman to get to the third round of Wimbledon, as far as I know.

    Edit: Just realised that your post is from January, and thus about the Australian Open. Navratilova never played at the Australian Open after 1989.
     
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    Correct, in the open era. Well done Kimiko.
     
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    Her style is interesting.And her return stance resembles a dragon.
     
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    wow, now 2 majors in one year she did this.

    The average age on court in the 3rd round match on Saturday between Date & Serena is 36, that could be the oldest match in a major since the 70s/80s? Did BJ King play any 30 year olds when she reached semis of '83 W at age 39?
     
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    King beat a 34 year old Rosie Casals and a 30 year old Wendy Turnbull at 1983 Wimbledon.
     
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  38. Masayoshi

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    Kimiko showed real guts in her 2nd round match, and honestly her opponent there probably had more weapons than her. But Kimiko played the big points better and just did not ever give in.

    It's sad, but her run is probably gonna end, as she should get thoroughly spanked by Serena in the 3rd round. I'll be rooting for her to pull off a Stakhovsky nonetheless!
     
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  39. vive le beau jeu !

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    how modern of you, mustard. ;)
    (just kidding !)
    it would be awesome ! :)
    but it's gonna be hard...
     
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    I hope she gives Serena a fight. It's a bore fest in WTA singles since Williams is on Goddess mode.. :lol:
     
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    She might have a chance if it's Sleeperena that takes the field, and if Kimiko finishes her off before she wakes up. Unfortunately, taking out Sleeperena would be pretty tough itself, and she honestly hasn't looked very sleepy recently. Nice knowin ya, Ms. Date-Krumm :(
     
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    Didn't she have a great match with Venus a couple of years ago at Wimbledon? Of course, Venus isn't Serena, but Date is fantastic at redirecting big pace with her heavy racquet, which can make things interesting on grass.

    No way I think she wins, but something like 3 and 3 with some good play would be nice to see. Her serve can't be that big, but is it Errani bad? I can't remember what Kimiko does on her serve.
     
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    I just don't want to see another ladies singles tournament with a result everyone knew..
     
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    I don't remember watching a Date-Krumm match.

    3 and 3 looks fine. I just don't want to see a bagle and breadstick....

    Sloane's match against Serena isn't really an upset as she was injured and played 50%-75% of her full potential.
     
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    She uses old school grass court tactics I love watching her the younger stars could learn from her. I got a feeling she will do ok against Serena tomorrow, she won't embarrass herself.
     
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