Bencic, Date-Krumm win 1st-round matches at Aegon Classic
JUN 09, 2014 11:49a ET
The youngest and oldest women in the world's top 100 won their opening matches Monday at the Aegon Classic, a grass court warm-up event for Wimbledon.
Seventeen-year-old Belinda Bencic of Switzerland defeated fellow teenager Donna Vekic of Croatia 6-4, 6-4, while Japan's Kimiko Date-Krumm, more than a quarter of a century Bencic's senior at the age of 43, overcame Paula Ormaechea 6-3, 6-1.
Bencic, who has been coached by Martina Hingis' mother, Melanie Molitor, next plays defending champion Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia, who received a first-round bye.