May 26, 2010

Kimiko Date still kick ass at 39

I don't mean to be rude to Dinara Safina with this headline.

But her lost to Japanese veteran Kimiko Date Krumm, who is just 4 months short of her 40th birthday, in the first round at the French Open comes as a huge shock!

Kimiko beats Safina 3-6, 6-4, 7-5.

Kimiko made her Roland Garros debut back in 1989, when Safina was only three.

With the victory over the former world no.1, Kimiko becomes the second oldest player after Britain's Virginia Wade to win a main draw women's singles match in Paris since the game turned pro.

Congrats to Kimiko for the win!

(Image via, Sina Sports)

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