Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by PhrygianDominant, Sep 12, 2013.
All hail the undying and radiant Empress
Pics or it didn't happen!
I love these threads.
Wow...she played during Graf's time and still going!
Didn't she used to date Willie Renshaw?
What has she done lately ?
She did have an epic match with Serena a couple years back that i recall. There was an 18 or 20 year old kid in the stands with her family that i thought may be her son. I was rooting for her, and i think she finally lost in the third.
not hot, not interested...
You don't know what she can do....
Years of experience!
Yes, but while she's a MILF to you....still, she IS married and her bento box has been spoken for.
Indeed! Kimiko is amazing.
...if you say so.
Congratulations to kimiko for her victory
Robson needs to switch from Earl Grey with milk to your Radiant Empress's immortal green tea elixir.
you never know the real age of these japanese.maybe she was only 10 when she played Graf...
Respect. Hoping onto this unfading train. Kimiko for W 14. 8)
Kimiko might be forced to retire due to injury @PDJ
Aged 45, so impressive.
Oh no! An amazing beacon of light in a dreary WTA.
Meniscus just like RF. She will be back.
Kimiko hoping to return to tour this year... aged 46! Hasn't played since Aus Open qualifying last year.
Nearly a year on from when you posted!
Thanks @Aussie Darcy for the update.
great news !
いいですね... 公子さん, がんばって!
We're going to need a thread name change though as she's now divorced. Back to Kimiko Date for her!
But still an Empress
Really? Wow. I had no idea. Awesome, I always thought the "Krumm" kind of ruined her name.
I liked it - it reeked of a WW2 B movie
Kimiko Date sounds so much better!
Does have a Bond Girl ring to it
Don't understand why today's modern liberated women need to take their husbands' names at all! IMO they should just stick with their own names, the ones most people know them by anyway (at least for professional reasons).
I still smile at the memory of 'Miss C.M.Evert' suddenly appearing on the Wimbledon noticeboard as 'Mrs.J. Lloyd' after her marriage to home favourite, John Lloyd back in 1979!
And ended her Wimbledon career as "Mrs Evert"
PS - it was Mrs J M Lloyd.
Prior to 2009 female players were referred to by the title "Miss" or "Mrs" on scoreboards. As dictated by strict rule of etiquette, married female players are referred to by their husbands' names: for example, Chris Evert-Lloyd appeared on scoreboards as "Mrs. J. M. Lloyd" during her marriage to John Lloyd, since "Mrs. X" essentially designates the wife of X. This tradition has continued at least to some extent. For the first time during the 2009 tournament, players were referred to on scoreboards by both their first and last names.
The title "Mr" is not used for male players who are professionals on scoreboards but the prefix is retained for amateurs, although chair umpires refer to players as "Mr" when they use the replay challenge. The chair umpire will say "Mr <surname> is challenging the call..." and "Mr <surname> has X challenges remaining." However, the umpires still say Miss <surname> when announcing the score of the Ladies' matches.
Thanks. Didn't know John had a middle initial.
She ended up calling herself 'Chris Evert-Lloyd' until her divorce from John. I don't recall her adopting the surnames of any of her subsequent husbands.
I love any excuse to post this match from her last Wimbledon!
Note the scoreboard states "Mrs C M Evert"
In a 1989 documentary, Evert stated she stuck with 'Evert' because it was getting too confusing for spectators
A little off-topic but I had to post this.
46 is a tad too old. She might want to re-consider.
Kimiko Date-Krumm is back. 46-yo Japanese will play an exo match with Nao Hibino in April before her return to the tour at ITF Gifu in May!
If she loves playing, and can still compete, then it's great for her, great for tennis.
Plus, quite a few players doing well have been around for ever. She'll just have been around a decade longer
Thanks for poasteng that. Such imbeciles. Their families must be so proud.
Kimiko Date returning to professional tennis at the age of 46
Japan's Kimiko Date is set to make yet another comeback to professional tennis at the age of 46.
“Everyone just assumed I’d quietly retire when I got injured,” the Kyoto native told AFP in an interview after a punishing three-hour workout.
“But I didn’t want to just quit because I was out hurt. I used it as motivation,” added Date, who has undergone two knee surgeries and opened a Tokyo bakery since last playing in the 2016 Australian Open qualifiers.
“Maybe you could call that gutsy. But I love a challenge – and I viewed this as another challenge.”
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