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

tournament.

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.