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Wimbledon: Date-Krumm advances to 2nd round

London, Jun 25: Playing an opponent less than half her age, veteran Japanese player Kimiko Date-Krumm needed just 44 minutes to defeat German teenager Carina Witthoeft 6-0, 6-2 in the first round of Wimbledon on

India TV News Desk [ Updated: July 01, 2013 17:58 IST ]
wimbledon date krumm advances to 2nd round
wimbledon date krumm advances to 2nd round

London, Jun 25: Playing an opponent less than half her age, veteran Japanese player Kimiko Date-Krumm needed just 44 minutes to defeat German teenager Carina Witthoeft 6-0, 6-2 in the first round of Wimbledon on Tuesday.




Aged 42, Date-Krumm is the second oldest player to have won a match at Wimbledon after Martina Navratilova, who was 47 when she reached the second round in 2004.

The 18-year-old Witthoeft was making her Grand Slam debut.

The former No. 4-ranked Date-Krumm reached the semifinals at Wimbledon in 1996, a few months after Witthoeft celebrated her first birthday.

Witthoeft struggled with her first serve and was broken six times by Date-Krumm, who came out of retirement in 2008.

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