Date Krumm in final of Japan Women’s Open
Kimiko Date Krumm of Japan has reached the final of the Japan
Women’s Open, beating third-seeded Shahar Peer of Israel 3-6, 7-6
(5), 7-5 on Saturday.
Date Krumm, who turned 40 last month, broke Peer to go up 6-5 in
the third set before serving out for the win in the $220,000
Date Krumm’s opponent in the final will be another veteran -the
33-year-old Tamarine Tanasugarn of Thailand, who upset
second-seeded Marion Bartoli of France 6-2, 7-5.