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Tokyo $10,000 Winner: Kimiko Date-Krumm



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Re: Tokyo $10,000 Winner: Kimiko Date-Krumm

Good job She was seeded 4th?

I think this comeback surpasses any other this year. Dokic, Lucic, Bovina, Karatantcheva and Groenefeld barely compare to what Kimiko has done, especially considering her age.

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Congrats Kimiko.But really,doesn't she plan to play outside of Japan as I once heard?

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Re: Tokyo $10,000 Winner: Kimiko Date-Krumm

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What a comeback!

Hope she gets away from the Japanese challengers now.
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Re: Tokyo $10,000 Winner: Kimiko Date-Krumm

Should be interesting to see where she plays next.

Just hoping it isn't $25K Miyazaki in July.
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Good job She was seeded 4th?

I think this comeback surpasses any other this year. Dokic, Lucic, Bovina, Karatantcheva and Groenefeld barely compare to what Kimiko has done, especially considering her age.

Well done
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Congrats Kimiko.But really,doesn't she plan to play outside of Japan as I once heard?
She wanted a WC for Strasbourg but directors tournaments didn't give one.

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In terms of most suprising, I think Kimiko trumps Jelena, just because she's so old! In terms of results Dokic's is better. Duh.
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Simply considering the fact that Kimiko is going to be 38 this year, and hadn't played a pro singles match since 1996, her return is definitely the most impressive, imho.

Despite her improved results this year, I don't even consider Dokic to have made a "comeback", since she never really left the game in the first pace.
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She wanted a WC for Strasbourg but directors tournaments didn't give one.
I wonder how true this is...

Kimiko played a $50K on synthetic grass the week before Strasbourg. Knowing how hard she practised on the surface to prepare for the 3 events, I seriously doubt she would've gone to a WTA event with absolutely no preparation on red clay, and just after having played 3 straight weeks on synthetic grass.
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Re: Tokyo $10,000 Winner: Kimiko Date-Krumm

Come on, it's a $10K, did she even beat anyone ranked? Her runs at the three $50Ks were more impressive.

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Congratulations to Kimiko ! Eventhough its only a 10K its great to see her win a title. It really is nice to see someone come back at her age, it just shows that she must really love the game!!!
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Go Date! Well done. I just hope she gets back to the bigger tournaments soon so she can build to continue her comeback on the main tour!

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