Q. As far as you are on the tour from in the early '90s, beginning of the '90s and the past century, the 20th Century, you're a real good witness to compare the evolution of the tour of women's tennis. For example, since the age of Steffi and Arantxa until this day, 20 years, big difference, those days when you were playing Steffi and Arantxa and the others, what's so different like these days or is very similar? I don't know. You may answer.
KIMIKO DATE KRUMM: Yeah, I think women's tennis is more powerful now and more speedy compared to '90s, but at some point before '90s it's more they had more technique, I think. For example, Steffi can hit backhand slice, but now not so many people can hit backhand slice or a little bit only now women's tennis is only power.
They don't use more sometimes using the court ball wider or moving to front, back, or using the slice. It's I think more interesting the '90s it's more interesting, I think.
But now women's tennis more powerful and they're more quick, so (cellphone ringing.)
Some point it's different, plus/minus. Always before it's some plus points, and now more speedy, so it's difficult to say.
Q. I'm not clear. Two things: I'm not clear. Are you saying do you think the game ultimately is better now or then? Also on a slow hardcourt, who would win, Steffi Graf or Serena Williams?
KIMIKO DATE KRUMM: I don't know. (laughter.)
Very difficult question. I don't know. I like Steffi Graf. She's super athlete, I think. Justine Henin, also super athlete.
But of course Serena also is very tough player and more powerful, more strong she has strong mental. So very, very difficult to answer.
Q. Are you putting Steffi No. 1 and then who would be 2 and 3 between those three?
KIMIKO DATE KRUMM: I like Steffi Graf and Justine Henin, yeah.