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aerolike
Apr 9th, 2008, 02:06 PM
Date Kimiko(37y/o) was came back!
She will play doubles with Nara Kurumi in Gifu.She will three ITF tournements in Japan
and goal to play singles at All Japan tennis championship in November.

aerolike
Apr 9th, 2008, 02:18 PM
Translated by Auto translation system.
The fourth place world rank of the girl tennis that retired itself in November, 96, Kimiko Date (37 ) interviewed in Tokyo on 7th and I was active and expressed what I returned to in tour lower part meeting of the start, a double of kangaroo cup (Gifu) after an interval of 12 on 29th.) Not the tour that the world top gathers, I will aim for an all-Japan championship (November 9 or more, Tokyo) for the time being in future on the stage of the country. I advocate "young upbringing" as a purpose of this return, and the registration becomes "culm Kimiko Date".
  ◇   ◇
 While is regretted, retire itself at 26 years old; and 12 years. For the surprise return of the heroine who built 1:00 charges in the Japanese tennis world, the reporters more than 70 surrounded a coat. I marry the Michael culm of the racer in 01. It was a comeback interview that it changed registration to the Japanese association to "culm Kimiko Date".
 I "think that it is given the player whom I cannot manage in a match, a young player stimulation". The player who can fight in the world wants you to come out. In comparison with the boy that Kiyoshi Nishikiori of 18 years old accomplished tour first V in February, I was anxious about the future of the girl whom Ai Sugiyama of 32 years old pulled and volunteered for the part of copybook of young person upbringing.
 With an opportunity, it was "a dream match" of March 15 when it won 2 straight victories to Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf of Queen Hajime. I ran for half a year and confided it when the fresh sense that sprouted while I possessed it by an exercise of six a week day when I had not "felt it till now" was "convinced" of.
 The main battlefield becomes the country in fact. After, with a kangaroo cup, having made Nara Kumuri (the amount of large product roughly linked verse) and a double; Fukuoka international girl (change the each partner who is May 6 ~)→ Kurume-shi best amenity Cup (13th or more), and participate in a double.)
 There "can be the told things such as a part of men Tal, maintenance of the motivation, a way of the concentration". If it hears it, it answers that it is answered. I put the present target for the all-Japan championship by the singles while I carry a coach on a coat.
 Though "a case is different from other people, there do not be sometimes such a person". Thing or - that the rising shot that reached the fourth place world supports birth of "the second Date." After time of 12 years, the challenge that considered the world opens a curtain again.

-sugi-
Apr 27th, 2008, 11:47 AM
Kimiko's cheering thread :yeah:.

She just won her first match in Gifu

67 61 63 against Tajima.
Go Kimiko :yeah:.

Rising Sun
Apr 27th, 2008, 02:24 PM
Kumiko plays Shuko Aoyama, next. :)

Shuko reached the finals of the prestigious All-Japan Indoors last month, upsetting Akiko Yonemura & Kumiko Iijima along the way, so it could potentially be a difficult match for Kimiko...

Renalicious
Apr 27th, 2008, 03:42 PM
I really hope Kimiko wins this. This is SOOO exciting.! :D :D

TaiwanTennisFan
Apr 27th, 2008, 04:18 PM
Kimiko's cheering thread :yeah:.

She just won her first match in Gifu

67 61 63 against Tajima.
Go Kimiko :yeah:.

Welcome back, Kimiko!! I want to see you back to WTA tour ASAP. :worship:

ex hopman
Apr 28th, 2008, 06:17 AM
She just won her Q2R!! 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.
Seems like she'll play Kaori next!?!?

Renalicious
Apr 28th, 2008, 06:49 AM
This is great :D Kimiko's showing the youngens who's boss. :devil: GL in your next match Kimiko! :)

Rising Sun
Apr 28th, 2008, 12:43 PM
Kimiko plays 5th seed Kaori Onishi (JPN) in the last round of qualies. :cool:

-sugi-
Apr 28th, 2008, 06:11 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnDDARVYDQA
A nice video of her vs Tajima

drake3781
Apr 28th, 2008, 11:39 PM
Good luck on your comeback, Kimiko. I plan to follow everything!! A new fan, but am loving an "older" woman showing us she has it going on! :wavey:

-sugi-
Apr 30th, 2008, 08:18 AM
This is amazing :worship:
A great win today over Fujiwara. :D
I think this comeback is going far better than she thought it was.

drake3781
Apr 30th, 2008, 08:38 AM
Translated by Auto translation system.
The fourth place world rank of the girl tennis that retired itself in November, 96, Kimiko Date (37 ) interviewed in Tokyo on 7th and I was active and expressed what I returned to in tour lower part meeting of the start, a double of kangaroo cup (Gifu) after an interval of 12 on 29th.) Not the tour that the world top gathers, I will aim for an all-Japan championship (November 9 or more, Tokyo) for the time being in future on the stage of the country. I advocate "young upbringing" as a purpose of this return, and the registration becomes "culm Kimiko Date".
  ◇   ◇
 While is regretted, retire itself at 26 years old; and 12 years. For the surprise return of the heroine who built 1:00 charges in the Japanese tennis world, the reporters more than 70 surrounded a coat. I marry the Michael culm of the racer in 01. It was a comeback interview that it changed registration to the Japanese association to "culm Kimiko Date".
 I "think that it is given the player whom I cannot manage in a match, a young player stimulation". The player who can fight in the world wants you to come out. In comparison with the boy that Kiyoshi Nishikiori of 18 years old accomplished tour first V in February, I was anxious about the future of the girl whom Ai Sugiyama of 32 years old pulled and volunteered for the part of copybook of young person upbringing.
 With an opportunity, it was "a dream match" of March 15 when it won 2 straight victories to Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf of Queen Hajime. I ran for half a year and confided it when the fresh sense that sprouted while I possessed it by an exercise of six a week day when I had not "felt it till now" was "convinced" of.
 The main battlefield becomes the country in fact. After, with a kangaroo cup, having made Nara Kumuri (the amount of large product roughly linked verse) and a double; Fukuoka international girl (change the each partner who is May 6 ~)→ Kurume-shi best amenity Cup (13th or more), and participate in a double.)
 There "can be the told things such as a part of men Tal, maintenance of the motivation, a way of the concentration". If it hears it, it answers that it is answered. I put the present target for the all-Japan championship by the singles while I carry a coach on a coat.
 Though "a case is different from other people, there do not be sometimes such a person". Thing or - that the rising shot that reached the fourth place world supports birth of "the second Date." After time of 12 years, the challenge that considered the world opens a curtain again.


Can you please give me the link to the original in Japanese? :wavey:

Renalicious
Apr 30th, 2008, 11:22 AM
Wow what a great win. Who is she playing next?

-sugi-
Apr 30th, 2008, 12:11 PM
WC Aki Yamasoto.

Aki is a good junior player, ranked 30 or so and beat Surina De Beer in round one, which is a great win for her already.

Modiac.
May 1st, 2008, 03:50 AM
Kimiko :yeah:
To be frank,I didn't expect she can win a singles match in current days.However,she made it.
It will be interesting if Kimiko get a Wimby WC and I hope so. ;)

Frode
May 1st, 2008, 07:30 AM
Is this comeback getting any press attension in Japan?:)

Renalicious
May 1st, 2008, 09:32 AM
I hope she plays some WTA events soon. :)

SeanyQ
May 1st, 2008, 02:13 PM
Go Kimiko! I remember way back when she was first entering the top 40. As a kid, I completely wore out a video recording of her playing Monica Seles at the Aus Open. The score was something like 6-2,7-5 (It was way back in 1992 or something).
Hopefully after Kimiko beats Nakamura tomorrow, some of the doubters will be silenced. I reckon it's only a matter of time before she's back in the top 100 where she belongs, I wouldn't be surprised if she ends up top 30 either.
37's not that far past regular retirement age, look at what Navratilova achieved at 50.

drake3781
May 1st, 2008, 09:45 PM
Can you please give me the link to the original in Japanese? :wavey:

Anyone?

-sugi-
May 1st, 2008, 09:51 PM
There are similarish articles in English about her comeback Just google Kimiko Date and go to news.

If that would be of any use to you.

-sugi-
May 2nd, 2008, 09:08 AM
Wow.
She just beat Nakamura :woohoo:

I wroted a lot in that thread about that thread in some things and now my excitement level is worn down. :haha:

Renalicious
May 2nd, 2008, 09:38 AM
:lol: Kimiko :woohoo: Beat Mel South now. :devil:

zhangxian22
May 2nd, 2008, 11:44 PM
seems like she's not serving well but it's amazing that she can pick her form in such a short time...

drake3781
May 3rd, 2008, 03:07 AM
There are similarish articles in English about her comeback Just google Kimiko Date and go to news.

If that would be of any use to you.

Well, I was hoping for Japanese. :shrug:

AJZ.
May 3rd, 2008, 03:18 AM
Kimiko :eek:
Perhaps she can play doubles with Ai at one point (perhaps Olympics ? That's probably impossible though)

Amazing really :eek:

-sugi-
May 3rd, 2008, 09:06 AM
Well, I was hoping for Japanese. :shrug:
Ok sorry, was just trying to help.
Didn't know you spoke Japanese?

try her blog, ameblo.jp/kimiko-date she updates it daily but go back a month or so when she announced it. I read it there.

-sugi-
May 3rd, 2008, 07:05 PM
There are so many videos of Kimiko at Gifu on youtube, I thought we could keep them together.

Qually Round 1 - vs Tajima
http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=lnDDARVYDQA

Qually Round 3 - vs Kaori Onishi
http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=pI6FPdfLqsw

Main Draw


Quarter Final - vs Aiko Nakamura
http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=oG1uOAjuP5M

Semi Final - vs Melanie South
http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=-tyodSnx9dg


Report of week - quite a few of her matches (haven't watched it because its 10 minutes and my computer is slow at moment) ;)
http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=P_e7E9kpj2k

drake3781
May 3rd, 2008, 11:56 PM
Ok sorry, was just trying to help.
Didn't know you spoke Japanese?

try her blog, ameblo.jp/kimiko-date she updates it daily but go back a month or so when she announced it. I read it there.

Thanks; I didn't have that blog link; that will be great.

No I don't speak Japanese but that is what I requested in my post; it is for a Japanese person I play with some times.

LegionArgentina
May 4th, 2008, 12:14 AM
I always like this player.So nice that she is back :hug:
An she is in great form :yeah:
Best of luck in the final!

Renalicious
May 4th, 2008, 12:07 PM
She lost. :sobbing: But sooooo close. It was a great week nonetheless. Singles final and doubles win. :D

-sugi-
May 4th, 2008, 08:28 PM
The final :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=megOwZVG7CM

Kai
May 4th, 2008, 09:20 PM
great tournament for Kimiko :woohoo:

JujulCactus
May 5th, 2008, 06:35 PM
:worship: respect :worship:

Juan
May 6th, 2008, 11:26 AM
Kimiko :eek: :worship:
http://wtahotties.blogspot.com/2008/05/player-of-week-kimiko-date-krumm.html

JujulCactus
May 7th, 2008, 10:44 AM
At Fukuoka,
she beats Kriz 6/4 6/2 :)
But now she is against Fujiwara, again !! :eek:

Renalicious
May 8th, 2008, 11:22 AM
Did she beat her?

-sugi-
May 8th, 2008, 02:28 PM
yes :D

frenchie
May 9th, 2008, 07:41 PM
Kimiko asked for a WC in Strasbourg but the director refused...

The good news is that she wants to play WTA events outside of Japan!

Just Do It
May 9th, 2008, 08:04 PM
Will she get a ranking after next tournament she play at, right ?

-sugi-
May 9th, 2008, 08:45 PM
:awww: thats a shame. She was afterall, a past winner at Strasbourg.
But good news :yeah:

-sugi-
May 9th, 2008, 08:45 PM
Will she get a ranking after next tournament she play at, right ?
yes :D

LegionArgentina
May 11th, 2008, 02:18 PM
I was thinking that the team Sugiyama/Date could be a great one in grass :drool: sadly we know that could not happen :sad:
Next tournament: 50.000 Kurume
Some new pictures of her in her: http://www.itftennis.com/womens/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=18629

drake3781
May 11th, 2008, 07:33 PM
What will the ranking be (around)?

Shvedbarilescu
May 11th, 2008, 07:45 PM
Great news that Kimiko is interested in playing outside of Japan. I am really really hoping the LTA have the good sense to offer her a Wimbledon QWC. I would love to see her play in Roehampton.

-sugi-
May 11th, 2008, 08:08 PM
What will the ranking be (around)?

She won't have a ranking untill the end of next week after Kurume.

But she has 25 points from runner up at Gifu and 9 points from Quarterfinalist at Fukuoka. Which makes 34 points in total. That takes her to around 497-502 in the ranks.

pcrtennis
May 12th, 2008, 03:27 PM
this is so exciting!

Rising Sun
May 12th, 2008, 06:08 PM
Kimiko asked for a WC in Strasbourg but the director refused...

The good news is that she wants to play WTA events outside of Japan!
Kimiko also lives in Monaco, which is why I think she wanted to play Strasbourg.

I wouldn't mind seeing her enter a few European ITF events after this week.

Then again, I don't expect her to play all that many tournaments. She didn't play many tournaments back in her heyday either..

Rising Sun
May 19th, 2008, 06:12 PM
According to Kimiko's blog, her next tourney is $10K Tokyo, early June.

Would've preferred her to play a larger tourney...

Renalicious
Jun 9th, 2008, 11:36 AM
Anything happening?

Rising Sun
Jun 9th, 2008, 12:08 PM
Anything happening?
Results will be updated here throughout the week:

http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=345285

ex hopman
Jun 12th, 2008, 09:12 AM
She won her 2R match 6-3, 6-0

pcrtennis
Jun 12th, 2008, 09:23 AM
looks like she's cruising again, thank goodness.

Ajrob
Jun 12th, 2008, 11:42 AM
wow great to see Kimiko kicking asses again! :D

Phil=)
Jun 13th, 2008, 10:03 PM
she won 6-2 7-6

Rising Sun
Jun 16th, 2008, 09:44 AM
According to Kimiko's website, it looks like her next tourney is $25K Miyazaki, JPN (Week of 15 July).

Very disappointed that she's not scheduled to play overseas, yet. :(

drake3781
Jun 23rd, 2008, 06:24 AM
According to Kimiko's website, it looks like her next tourney is $25K Miyazaki, JPN (Week of 15 July).

Very disappointed that she's not scheduled to play overseas, yet. :(


July 15 seems a long way off!! :sad:

martin white
Jun 29th, 2008, 01:42 PM
i will be in japan from the 7th -29th of july,i plan to go miyazaki on thu,fri,sat to hopefully see kimiko and others play.i was a big fan of kimiko's in the 90's,im so excited ill be able to see her play:bounce::),ill take plenty of pics,and try to update some matches where i can.:)

JujulCactus
Jun 29th, 2008, 02:08 PM
Have Fun !!!!! :)

scottsue
Jun 29th, 2008, 03:00 PM
Good luck Kimiko! Keep it going!

Harvs
Jul 10th, 2008, 03:34 AM
is she still playing next week (i tihnk it was?)
:)

Rising Sun
Jul 10th, 2008, 05:36 PM
...;13598244']is she still playing next week (i tihnk it was?)
:)
Yes, $25K Miyazaki! :yeah:

ArturoAce.
Jul 10th, 2008, 05:40 PM
will she ever playing anything out of Japan or WTA?:confused:

Rising Sun
Jul 10th, 2008, 07:16 PM
will she ever playing anything out of Japan or WTA?:confused:
At this stage, I don't think she's in any hurry to play overseas, and it wouldn't surprise me if she only plays in Japan this year. There really is no need to, in terms of slowly and steadily improving her ranking by simply playing Japanese Challengers...

However, who knows if she gets her ranking high enough to be play bigger events (ie. GS) next year, she may do so. She didn't travel all that much during her heyday, so I doubt she'll start now.

I wouldn't be surprised if she is awarded at least a qualifying WC into the 2 WTA tourneys in Tokyo, in September.

ex hopman
Jul 24th, 2008, 05:30 PM
She receives a WC for Toray PPO's Qualifying. It was just announced today. :)

Rising Sun
Jul 24th, 2008, 06:26 PM
She receives a WC for Toray PPO's Qualifying. It was just announced today. :)
Thanks for the news. :)

Who knows, she may even get into the draw directly when the time comes.

Renalicious
Aug 27th, 2008, 10:40 AM
It's getting closer to the PPO tournament. :D Im pumped for her.

Rising Sun
Aug 27th, 2008, 10:57 AM
It's getting closer to the PPO tournament. :D Im pumped for her.
Before that, she'll be playing a $25K next week. :D

Phil=)
Sep 13th, 2008, 12:04 PM
After the QFloss at the 25K Event she won the first Qualifyinground in Tokyo. Now Dellacqua:bounce:

Renalicious
Sep 13th, 2008, 04:57 PM
Good luck! :D

ce
Sep 13th, 2008, 05:28 PM
i really hope she can beat Casey :scared:

Sund7101
Sep 13th, 2008, 08:05 PM
Good luck against Casey Kimiko!!! :worship:

ArturoAce.
Sep 14th, 2008, 01:13 AM
kimiko:yeah:

drake3781
Sep 14th, 2008, 04:56 AM
Is she in Doubles too?

I'm afraid Casey will beat Kimiko in Singles. Surely she can on a good day, right?

flotennisfan
Sep 14th, 2008, 08:08 AM
Another win !!!! Kimiko beats casay in three sets.
great result:bounce:

Phil=)
Sep 14th, 2008, 09:10 AM
Yeaaah really good Kimiko 3-6 6-3 6-3 so great.

Love it:hearts:

RND
Sep 14th, 2008, 09:13 AM
That's really unexpected I have to say. :bolt:

Congratulations Kimiko. :bigclap: :worship:

-sugi-
Sep 14th, 2008, 10:19 AM
AMAZING :worship:

Renalicious
Sep 14th, 2008, 10:26 AM
Well done! :inlove:

Sund7101
Sep 14th, 2008, 04:12 PM
Now qualify Kimiko! :worship:

Renalicious
Sep 26th, 2008, 02:25 PM
Wow this hasn't been updated in a long time. As we all know she lost 61 61 to Wozniak.

Is she playing in the AIG Championships next week?

LegionArgentina
Sep 26th, 2008, 03:07 PM
She should play it but i dont read anything about it..

Rising Sun
Sep 26th, 2008, 04:14 PM
Wow this hasn't been updated in a long time. As we all know she lost 61 61 to Wozniak.

Is she playing in the AIG Championships next week?
Yep, she has a MD WC. :)

drake3781
Sep 29th, 2008, 08:00 AM
Catch me up, please! (I've been away two weeks.)

Renalicious
Oct 26th, 2008, 09:11 AM
Wow! This thread is really inactive. Come on people. :scared:

Well as we are all aware Kimiko lost to Peer easily 6-3, 6-1.

I have no idea what she's playing now but apparently she was scheduled to play an 100k in Taipei? :shrug: dunno.

-sugi-
Oct 26th, 2008, 11:12 AM
She played Taipei and reached the quarterfinals, beating Fujiwara along the way.

She lost to Dentoni leading a set and 52.

Renalicious
Oct 26th, 2008, 11:58 AM
Chokekimiko? :speakles: Oh dear!

Renalicious
Nov 16th, 2008, 02:08 PM
This needs an update. :speakles:

Sund7101
Nov 16th, 2008, 04:31 PM
Good luck in the 75K Tokyo, win it Kimiko! :worship:

vesubio
Dec 2nd, 2008, 09:12 AM
Where can I found the rankins where KIMIKO DATE was tiop ten but week by week?

martin white
Dec 12th, 2008, 12:57 PM
kimiko safely into ao qualies...:worship::D
ill be in melbourne for qualies,can't wait to see kimiko play:)

Mjura
Dec 27th, 2008, 07:12 PM
Kimiko will play in Auckland,she is in MD:bounce:

Drake1980
Dec 27th, 2008, 08:29 PM
I'm so excited for her in 2009! I hope she can win some WTA matches and maybe crack top 120.

martin white
Dec 27th, 2008, 11:33 PM
great news for kimiko:)a good lead up for melbourne,i hope she gets a decent draw and win's a round or so..:D

Mjura
Jan 3rd, 2009, 12:22 AM
[6] Vaidisova vs. Kudryavtseva
Vesnina vs. Q
Date-Krumm vs. Craybas
Q vs. [2] Wozniacki

Mjura
Jan 4th, 2009, 12:32 PM
Centre Court (from 11.00hrs)
1. Rezai vs. Daniilidou
2. Vaidisova vs. Kudryavtseva
3. Date Krumm vs. Craybas
4. Dementieva/Vesnina vs. Dekmeijere/Grandin
5. Craybas/Erakovic vs. Llagostera Vives/Parra Santonja (NB 19.30hrs)
6. Medina Garrigues vs. Santangelo

HAOCHEN-GOAT
Jan 4th, 2009, 01:57 PM
go kimiko!

Rising Sun
Jan 4th, 2009, 02:05 PM
I really hope I can catch this on the live feed. Go Kimiko! :yeah:

Mjura
Jan 5th, 2009, 04:35 PM
Kimiko lost to Craybs 6/4 6/3:sad:

JeLeNaJfAn
Jan 16th, 2009, 03:07 PM
Pics from Kimiko???

Renalicious
Jan 16th, 2009, 04:01 PM
She's one match away from making the MD of the Aussie Open. Fingers crossed that she makes it.

mauresmofan
Jan 16th, 2009, 11:22 PM
I was shocked this morning to see that she'd spanked Ani 6-0 in the final set - I was too wrecked to keep watching the wonky scoreboard so at a set all I called it a night. Really impressed with Kimiko so hopefully she can get into the main draw with another stellar performance. Go Kimiko - old HA! I don't think so!

Mjura
Jan 17th, 2009, 10:57 AM
Kimiko is in the main draw:bounce:
In 1st round she plays Kanepi:eek:

gg
Jan 17th, 2009, 11:59 PM
http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/articles/2009-01-17/200901171232172549953.html?promo=hp_toparticles

Age no barrier for Japanese marvel

Saturday 17 January 2009
By Helen Gilbert
http://www.australianopen.com/images/pics/large/b_Date_17_1.jpg (http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/photos/2009-01-17/200901171232125244203.html)
They often say it’s easy to view the past with rose-tinted spectacles, but Kimiko Date Krumm refuses to do so. She's just happy to still be playing injury-free.
At 38 years of age, the Japanese player is the oldest at Melbourne Park, and swept past Australian Marija Mirkovic 7-5 6-1 on Saturday to qualify for the main draw.
This time 15 years ago, Date Krumm embarked on a journey that took her to an Australian Open semifinal, and in November 1995 she reached a career high of number four.
But the player would rather focus on the future rather than reflect too much on the past.
“[It’s] already a long time to go,” she said. “Of course I have good memories of Australia because in 1994 when I was playing in Sydney I won the tournament, and then I was to be the top 10 player. Then I was in the semifinal in Australian Open.
“But this time always I don’t think not so much the past because if I think about I was the No.4, I was in the semifinal of Australia, of course, [it’s] difficult to play qualifying.”
While her body may take a little more time to recover than those of her younger counterparts, Date Krumm has found solace in the locker room with fellow veteran Rennae Stubbs.
“She said 'good job',” Date Krumm laughs. “Then she said 'I’m 37 years old and you are 38, so you are older'. She said 'I’m not the oldest player anymore'. We were talking a little bit about age ... Sometimes when she plays in doubles, even two players, [are] still younger than opponent.”
And Martina Navratilova, Date Krumm’s idol, has also inspired her. “When I play with Martina Navratilova and Steffi Graf in March, I had exhibition match. She (is) still good. Many people watching that match with Navratilova. Of course, many people inspire many things.”
The Japanese wonder, who could easily pass for someone in her 20s, is a walking testament to the saying that age is just a number. She has rattled through three qualifying matches and says she has ‘no problem’ with her body. “My physical [side] is no problem, so I don’t care about age,” she said.
However, Date Krumm did concede it would be her body that decides the fate of her future. An old Achilles tendon injury is always at the back of her mind, so she prefers to take each day as it comes rather than making grand designs on the future. “After here, I decide where I am going,” she smiled.

Renalicious
Jan 19th, 2009, 02:49 AM
Kimiko just saved 3MP to force 6-6 in the third set.!

Renalicious
Jan 19th, 2009, 03:00 AM
OMFG it's on TV. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Kimiko gives the break to Kanepi after saving like 3483948394 BPs.

Renalicious
Jan 19th, 2009, 03:11 AM
She lost 8-6 in the third. :sad: Great fight though. :hug:

gg
Jan 19th, 2009, 05:48 AM
http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/match_reports/2009-01-19/200901191232337903718.html

Kanepi ends Date Krumm's dream run

Monday 19 January 2009
By Matthew Trollope
http://www.australianopen.com/images/pics/large/b_Krumm_19_01.jpg (http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/photos/2009-01-19/200901191232402589343.html)

The heart-warming run of Kimiko Date Krumm at Australian Open 2009 has ended, with the 38-year-old former world No. 4 losing to Estonian Kaia Kanepi in a thriller, 6-4 4-6 8-6.
Japan’s Date Krumm was playing her fourth match at Melbourne Park after winning through three matches of qualifying.
Today’s task was always going to be difficult, with Kanepi enjoying a career-best season in 2008 by cracking the top 30, entering the tournament as the 25th seed.
The powerful Kanepi drew first blood in the match, scoring an early break which she did not relinquish.
Date Krumm responded in spirited fashion, taking the initiative in rallies and racing to a 5-1 lead in the second set much to the delight of the large, pro-Japanese crowd on Court 6.
Kanepi tightened up her game to get back to 4-5, and Date Krumm called the trainer to attend to a right leg complaint. She came out strongly after the medical time-out, breaking her younger opponent to level the match at a set apiece.
The third set was a classic. Kanepi scored an early break before Date Krumm broke back to level proceedings at 4-4.
Players continued to hold serve until Kanepi broke to lead 6-5, and looked destined to close out the match when she held three match points. But Date Krumm refused to lie down, saving them with some impressive winners and levelling at 6-6.
A tense battle ensued in the 13th game of the set, with Kanepi finally breaking serve after several deuces. She served out the match to love.
Kanepi will next face either German Julia Schruff or Austrian Patricia Mayr, while Date Krumm can hold her head high after putting in a great performance at a tournament where she had not appeared at in 13 years.
Quick facts
Kanepi served five aces to Date Krumm’s none, while the Japanese had 10 costly double-faults
The Estonian had 34 winners to Date Krumm’s 28
Kanepi had 55 unforced errors, but managed to win 55 per cent of points on her second serve compared to Date Krumm’s 38 per cent
Kanepi’s average first serve speed of 167km/h was faster than Date Krumm’s fastest serve of the match, a delivery of 163km/h

gg
Jan 19th, 2009, 10:50 AM
Kimiko Date Krumm 19-01-09

Monday 19 January 2009
Q. You were so close.
KIMIKO DATE KRUMM: Yeah, it's so close match. It was close match. I didn't know that almost three hours I was playing, because I like the hot place and I like more humid compared to qualifying.
So I didn't feel. Just concentrate the match. I just concentrate, so I didn't feel no bad. I didn't think about I will win or not, lose easy. Just concentrated today.
My body was moving very quite good. So just to enjoy to play. Of course, after losing, if I took one more point or four more points, of course it's a little bit disappointing.
But it's first time Grand Slam, the main draw, after comeback, so it's good fight.

Q. Are you surprised that you could play so well for so long?
KIMIKO DATE KRUMM: Yes, of course I was surprised. Today was very hot. My body is moving very good. Tennis also, it's not bad today. Of course, serve is a little bit problem. I just concentrate. She also has big serve. Sometimes, of course, difficult to control.
Of course, I can reaction, but difficult to control deep or angle. So little bit difficult to control.

Q. After 15 years, why are you doing this?
KIMIKO DATE KRUMM: After retire in 1996, sometimes I start do sports. Sometimes swimming, sometimes jogging, sometimes playing tennis with a friend or my husband. After a few years later I enjoy to play tennis also, and my husband push me a lot.
Say you can go back on the tour, because he never see me when I was a player before. So he's a racing driver from Germany, and he likes tennis. He likes sports. He likes serious world.
So if I play exhibition match, he doesn't like just exhibition match. Exhibition match is exhibition match, not serious. So always he said to me, You must go back.
Then last year in March I had exhibition match in Tokyo with Steffi Graf and Martina Navratilova. Then after that he push me so hard. Then I decide I just enjoy to play again.

Q. How does a tennis player from Japan meet a racing driver from Germany?
KIMIKO DATE KRUMM: Because he has a contract with Nissan. He already live in Japan since 1994. But first time we met in LeMans, in France, 24‑hours race. When I was retire, I went to LeMans just to watching the racing. Little bit I working for TV. So when I was there, some other racing driver introduce to me. He was watching me before, before we met, just watching the TV.
Then he said his friend, I found wife, he said, already, before we met. After a few years later, we married. So he always saying it's destiny.

Q. Do you speak English or Japanese together?
KIMIKO DATE KRUMM: Most time we speak Japanese. But I try to speak English sometimes. I study little bit in German also. So sometimes if I can speak German, little bit German.

Q. Where does today leave you in terms of your comeback, and what are your plans for the rest of the season?
KIMIKO DATE KRUMM: Still I don't know, but last year I only played most time in Japan. From zero I start. Then now ranking is going little bit more higher than before last year, so I decide to just try the Grand Slam because, of course, I can enter the qualifying, so why not I don't play?
So I came here and I qualified, so of course, I try to play next Roland Garros. I hope I try to play Roland Garros and Wimbledon and the US Open, the qualifying because I have nothing to lose.
Now I just enjoy to play tennis, just enjoy the traveling. Before, when I was young player I couldn't enjoy the tour. I don't like not so much only think about the win or lose. So little bit too much pressure myself.
So now always my husband waiting. Even not together, he waiting in Japan or Monaco, so always follow me. If even we are not together, but still I can feel that he supporting me. I don't know what's going happen, but if I can't move, if I have big problem, difficult to continue.
So step by step if I can go everywhere, I will try.

Q. Why did you retire in the first place?
KIMIKO DATE KRUMM: When I was top 10 before, I was not comfortable because never happened Japanese player to be the top‑10 player. Always I put too much pressure to me, I must win, I must win, always I was thinking.
Of course, I don't like to lose. But too much pressure. I don't like not so much traveling. Always I feel I am alone. Always my family of course supporting me, but they not so much coming together. I also not comfortable always together, to my case. So always I traveling my coach, physical trainer, and my friend, but still feeling is not ‑‑ feeling is a little bit too alone, yes.

Q. Were you happy retired?
KIMIKO DATE KRUMM: Yes. After retire, I enjoyed my life. Always I staying in home, because I never staying in home when I traveling. So I staying in home. Then I meet friends all the time. So I had a good time. I never miss. I want to go back to the tour, I want to play one more time, I never think about that.
But after few years, and then I felt I love sports. Because after few years later, I tried full marathon in 2004. I finished under 3 hours, 30 minutes. So I just enjoy do sports.
Now also I do pilates almost every day. Just enjoy the sports, so...

Q. Was your husband here today?
KIMIKO DATE KRUMM: No, he was in Malaysia. Last week he had the test for Nissan. Yesterday he go back to Monaco. I think he just follow the live score, because in Monaco they don't show my match. So just follow the live score I think in the midnight until he can't continue to check.
After the match, I don't speak to him. So maybe tonight for me I will call to my husband and speak. Maybe he was so exciting to check the live score.

Q. What is your next target?
KIMIKO DATE KRUMM: This time first time Grand Slam and I was qualified. I played top‑25 seed player, Kanepi. She has a big serve. She has very strong. Even strong womens player, I play with her.
Today I got many confidence myself. So I will try more. I need more, of course, physical, more big muscle. Of course, I need more stamina also. So, of course, now I know what I need. So target also I try to more higher than before.
But still my ranking is very low, 180 something. So I need some more point to get up to next level. So first I need some more point as soon as possible. Then I want to be more WTA Tour and try to Grand Slam, yeah.

Q. You had your trainer come out to treat your leg today. What was wrong?
KIMIKO DATE KRUMM: I felt right calf starting little bit cramp. Not only today. I had the problem qualifying also. The first round and third round also I felt little bit cramp. So I don't know.
Every day I speak with my physical trainer. I call to Japan and then talking like about this, about cramp. But I don't know why start cramp. So I take almond, I take protein, I take banana, I take milk. He said the mineral calcium, the balance is wrong, is easy to start to cramp.
So I tried many things. Today is little bit different story, I think. Little bit too hot and difficult compared to the qualifying. But at moment I have a little bit problem about cramp.

ex hopman
Jan 22nd, 2009, 11:33 PM
I should've posted here...

Kimiko wants to continue her comeback at FO and Wimbledon this year too! :)

ex hopman
Jan 31st, 2009, 11:23 PM
Kimiko arrived in Pattaya already!
She'll prepare for the tourney in warm Thailand!

gg
Feb 11th, 2009, 07:47 PM
Kimiko is blogging on WTA site this week :)

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/1/newsroom/stories/?ContentID=2962

Noctis
Feb 13th, 2009, 07:18 PM
will be playing a $50,000 ITF tournament in Clearwater, Florida in just over a week, then if I can get in, I'll play in Monterrey, Mexico. I also want to play at Indian Wells and Miami, but it all depends on whether my ranking will get me into them, at least into the qualifying. That's the plan for now!

gg
Feb 26th, 2009, 09:39 PM
Kimiko beat Aiko today 6-3 6-2 :bounce:

Dian4iks
Feb 28th, 2009, 10:30 AM
Kimiko lost to Jarmila Groth 6/3 5/7 5/7:eek:

gg
Feb 28th, 2009, 03:02 PM
Kimiko decided not to play in Monterrey. It was all a bit of a rush for her to get there and she is having persistent problems with a leg injury :sad:

I think she was also hugely frustrated with another close defeat.

gg
Mar 9th, 2009, 08:21 AM
Kimiko did not make Qualifying for Indian Wells. :sad:

Looks like she is playing ITF $25000 in Redding. Ca next week.

hdfb
Mar 9th, 2009, 10:43 AM
:( That sucks.

Renalicious
Mar 9th, 2009, 12:17 PM
Nooooo. :sad:

martin white
Mar 17th, 2009, 01:28 PM
Kimiko back in action this week,playing 25k redding,she plays LL Mchale in the 1strd,then again she plays Aiko:rolleyes::(good luck Kimiko for a great week....:)

gg
Mar 19th, 2009, 12:42 AM
Kimiko won 6-2 6-3 against Christina McHale :)

CrossCourt~Rally
Mar 19th, 2009, 12:43 AM
Kimiko :yeah:

pcrtennis
Mar 19th, 2009, 04:28 AM
That's got to feel nice even though its against a WC. I want her to beat a solid player. Especialyl if she can win a close match.

Renalicious
Mar 19th, 2009, 08:11 AM
McHale is a pretty good player. :) WD Kimiko.

gg
Mar 19th, 2009, 11:12 PM
Kimiko beat Aiko 6-0 6-4 :D

Noctis
Mar 19th, 2009, 11:15 PM
bagel :drool:

martin white
Mar 20th, 2009, 05:39 PM
Kimiko:):yeah:good luck for sf,Vogele is tough but Kimiko can do it...
Aiko:sad:wish they would stop drawing eachother.

gg
Mar 20th, 2009, 10:16 PM
Kimiko beat Voegele 6-4 6-1 and plays Rika in the semi-final

Renalicious
Mar 21st, 2009, 12:19 AM
Straight set wins! :hearts:

Noctis
Mar 21st, 2009, 12:27 AM
:drool: Destroy Rika

gg
Mar 22nd, 2009, 12:04 AM
Kimiko lost to Rika 4-6 3-6 :sad:

Noctis
Mar 22nd, 2009, 12:13 AM
:sad:

pcrtennis
Mar 22nd, 2009, 05:42 AM
How did she lose to Rika? That's weird...Rika's tough but doesn't have anything to hurt Kimiko with...I wonder if she made a lot of errors...

Renalicious
Mar 22nd, 2009, 08:48 AM
Why? :sobbing:

Rising Sun
Mar 23rd, 2009, 08:24 AM
After losing the match, Kimiko embarked on a long journey. A 3.5 hour drive to San Francisco Airport from Redding, then a flight to Miami via Boston.

After arriving at Miami, she went to Miami qualies sign-ins, only to miss the draw by 5 spots. :o

Because of this, she's leaving for $25K Hammond today. What a long few days...

gg
Mar 24th, 2009, 12:08 AM
Kimiko playing in the Doubles. Must be feeling healthy.

Noctis
Mar 24th, 2009, 12:23 AM
After losing the match, Kimiko embarked on a long journey. A 3.5 hour drive to San Francisco Airport from Redding, then a flight to Miami via Boston.

After arriving at Miami, she went to Miami qualies sign-ins, only to miss the draw by 5 spots. :o

Because of this, she's leaving for $25K Hammond today. What a long few days...

:sobbing: give her a WC Damn it.

gg
Mar 25th, 2009, 07:26 PM
Kimiko beat Heidi El Tabakh 6-2 6-0

gg
Mar 25th, 2009, 09:16 PM
Kimiko and Sema defeated Brengle and El Tabakh 6-1 6-1

Phil=)
Mar 28th, 2009, 11:44 AM
Kimiko out in QF:sad:

Renalicious
Mar 28th, 2009, 12:56 PM
Urgh :(

Noctis
Mar 28th, 2009, 12:58 PM
:(

gg
Apr 2nd, 2009, 09:24 AM
Kimiko is playing next in the $75000 ITF Monzon.

martin white
Apr 2nd, 2009, 11:19 AM
good luck kimiko:),btw im in japan now,im visiting a friend in shiga prefecture,my friend tells me that kimiko was actually born in shiga,one train station away from where i am in ishiyama...kimiko could be embarrased shiga is countryside;)she lisys birth place as kyoto,15 minutes from here anyway......kimiko good luck top 100 close:):kiss:

Rising Sun
Apr 2nd, 2009, 02:56 PM
good luck kimiko:),btw im in japan now,im visiting a friend in shiga prefecture,my friend tells me that kimiko was actually born in shiga,one train station away from where i am in ishiyama...kimiko could be embarrased shiga is countryside;)she lisys birth place as kyoto,15 minutes from here anyway......kimiko good luck top 100 close:):kiss:
I think her mother still lives in Shiga. :)

gg
Apr 5th, 2009, 06:15 PM
Kimiko is playing against Fernandez Brugues in first match

pcrtennis
Apr 6th, 2009, 09:07 PM
I hope she has a good result here, i dont want her to get discouraged! she needs another ranking boost!

Mjura
Apr 8th, 2009, 08:31 PM
Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) d. Ana Vrljic (CRO) 63 62

HAOCHEN-GOAT
Apr 8th, 2009, 09:34 PM
:worship:

drake3781
Apr 9th, 2009, 08:17 AM
Does anybody have Kimiko's schedule for the next few months? (Apr-May-Jun-Jul)

Mjura
Apr 9th, 2009, 05:04 PM
Kimiko bt Baltacha 5-7 6-4 7-6

Rising Sun
Apr 9th, 2009, 06:34 PM
Does anybody have Kimiko's schedule for the next few months? (Apr-May-Jun-Jul)
She hasn't mentioned anything specific on her blog, but I assume she'll be playing on red clay to prepare for RG. :)

gg
Apr 9th, 2009, 09:48 PM
It's worrying that Kimiko withdrew from the Doubles after aggravating her old injury. Fingers crossed she can compete tomorrow.

Renalicious
Apr 10th, 2009, 01:35 AM
Kimiko bt Baltacha 5-7 6-4 7-6

Nice to finally see her winning a long match. :eek:

drake3781
Apr 10th, 2009, 05:16 AM
She hasn't mentioned anything specific on her blog, but I assume she'll be playing on red clay to prepare for RG. :)

Thanks! There is some news in GM where I asked the same question (in her win thread vs. Baltacha).

mauresmofan
Apr 10th, 2009, 11:20 AM
It's worrying that Kimiko withdrew from the Doubles after aggravating her old injury. Fingers crossed she can compete tomorrow.

Hopefully it's not as serious as first thought

gg
Apr 10th, 2009, 03:02 PM
Kimiko's foot is still troublesome but better today. Rain has prevented play so far.

pcrtennis
Apr 11th, 2009, 03:01 AM
That is a great win against Baltacha. She beat a solid player in a clooooooooooose match! Hopefully she's healthy.

mauresmofan
Apr 11th, 2009, 05:08 AM
Kimiko's foot is still troublesome but better today. Rain has prevented play so far.
The Gods are smiling on her and giving her more rest.

gg
Apr 11th, 2009, 11:47 AM
It's been raining again this morning and Kimiko is happy about it. She has been struggling with recovery times as well which is hardly surprising given her age.

Mjura
Apr 11th, 2009, 05:42 PM
1/2

(6)Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) d. Arantxa Parra-Santonja (ESP) 64 75

ArturoAce.
Apr 11th, 2009, 09:24 PM
:yeah:

ex hopman
Apr 12th, 2009, 11:01 AM
Thanks! There is some news in GM where I asked the same question (in her win thread vs. Baltacha).

She originally wanted to play for Q in Barcelona...but she keeps winning and her foot isn't at the best.
She wants to play WTA qualifying more this summer before French. If she wins tomorrow, she can play in Portugal MD.

Rising Sun
Apr 12th, 2009, 11:14 AM
I get the feeling that she may also play Stuttgart qualies since she's been wanting to play in her husband's homeland.

Mistress of Evil
Apr 12th, 2009, 02:36 PM
Kimiko Date-Krumm def. Alexandra DULGHERU 7-5 6-2 !!! Good Luck in the next tournament!!!

gg
Apr 12th, 2009, 05:52 PM
http://i39.tinypic.com/2pqukjc.jpg

marc0026
Apr 12th, 2009, 07:10 PM
Nice win. Hope the run continues. What did she write in her blog?

Does anybody know what is her next tournament?

ex hopman
Apr 14th, 2009, 02:51 AM
Nice win. Hope the run continues. What did she write in her blog?
Does anybody know what is her next tournament?
She wanted to try for some qualifying...but she went back to Tokyo today.
I don't have the latest blog entry with me now...but what I remember was...
The opponent wasn't a hard hitter, a typical clay court player. She knew the opponent was very exhausted from playing 6 matches already. The opponent didn't really try for aces, rather being very defensive and just hitting back. During the first set, it was either Kimiko's aces or errors. She didn't want to use her leg muscle that much, so she started attempting for more aces, but turned them to be more errors. During the second she controled the whole points more and created more open spaces for aces.
She was very happy for this win because this year hasn't really had good outcomes for her due to some injuries (she had close games, but she often pulled her muscles and lost). She was very happy that she came to Spain for this one tournament. She kinda feels strange to win at Conchita's hometown (well, I guess the translation sounds a bit strange...but that's her expression).
She drove near the airport last night so that she can fly back to Tokyo today.
I assume she'll stay in Tokyo and practice there till Estoril tournament.

marc0026
Apr 14th, 2009, 04:49 AM
She wanted to try for some qualifying...but she went back to Tokyo today.
I don't have the latest blog entry with me now...but what I remember was...
The opponent wasn't a hard hitter, a typical clay court player. She knew the opponent was very exhausted from playing 6 matches already. The opponent didn't really try for aces, rather being very defensive and just hitting back. During the first set, it was either Kimiko's aces or errors. She didn't want to use her leg muscle that much, so she started attempting for more aces, but turned them to be more errors. During the second she controled the whole points more and created more open spaces for aces.
She was very happy for this win because this year hasn't really had good outcomes for her due to some injuries (she had close games, but she often pulled her muscles and lost). She was very happy that she came to Spain for this one tournament. She kinda feels strange to win at Conchita's hometown (well, I guess the translation sounds a bit strange...but that's her expression).
She drove near the airport last night so that she can fly back to Tokyo today.
I assume she'll stay in Tokyo and practice there till Estoril tournament.

Thank you very much for the information and the interesting details.
I hoped that she might play qualies in FES but maybe its good for her muscles and legs to rest a bit.

pcrtennis
Apr 14th, 2009, 07:13 AM
Wasn't she friends with Conchita? I know she said she keeps in contact with Arantxa...

I'm glad she's excited about this win! What a confidence booster.

drake3781
Apr 19th, 2009, 02:12 AM
Thanks for the info.

iGOAT
Apr 21st, 2009, 08:04 PM
Does anyone know her upcoming schedule?

She isn't entered into any challengers for the next two weeks, and we can't see WTA lists, does anyone know if she is planning on playing before the French Open (I imagine she is, but where?)

frenchie
Apr 21st, 2009, 11:16 PM
she's in Estoril MD (received a feed up with her victory in Monzon 75K)

she'll play FO quallies too

drake3781
Apr 29th, 2009, 05:59 AM
Is this starting May 2?

Rising Sun
Apr 29th, 2009, 02:45 PM
According to her blog, Kimiko will leave for Estoril tomorrow. :hearts:

Apparently she wanted to play Fes this week, but didn't due to her leg injury. Might've been for the best. :)

frenchie
Apr 30th, 2009, 01:55 PM
Is she playing Madrid quallies the week after Estoril??

Rising Sun
Apr 30th, 2009, 03:04 PM
Is she playing Madrid quallies the week after Estoril??
No, I think she'll play $50K St Gaudens.

frenchie
May 1st, 2009, 12:08 AM
No, I think she'll play $50K St Gaudens.

Oh I forgot about this one
Too bad St Gaudens is too far from my home:(

gg
May 2nd, 2009, 06:31 PM
Kimiko drew Sorana Cirstea and I think some of Sorana's fans are a bit edgy :)

gold4278
May 4th, 2009, 03:47 PM
She won her first round doubles with Wickmayer against Sun and Vedy 6-0 2-6 10-4!!

martin white
May 5th, 2009, 03:00 PM
good luck Kimiko.you can do it,Sorana not in the best form,having average year...

gold4278
May 6th, 2009, 06:42 PM
She lost to Cirstea 6-2 1-6 6-2 in the first round :( and in doubles lost to Diatchenko/Dzehalevich 6-0 6-1 in the second round

Mjura
May 10th, 2009, 12:10 PM
$50,000 Saint-Gaudens

GROTH, Jarmila (SVK) 3 - FEUERSTEIN, Claire (FRA)
LAISNE, Kinnie (FRA) - Q
PIVOVAROVA, Anastasia (RUS) - DATE-KRUMM, Kimiko (JPN)
MEKEL, Leonie (NED) - FLIPKENS, Kirsten (BEL) 6

gg
May 10th, 2009, 03:30 PM
It's not getting any easier for her

Mistress of Evil
May 11th, 2009, 05:05 PM
An awful draw

gg
May 11th, 2009, 06:52 PM
But she did win her first round Doubles

Kimiko DATE-KRUMM (JPN) / Tian-Tian SUN (CHN) bat Katalin MAROSI (HUN) / Marina TAVARES (BRA) 6/2 6/1

gold4278
May 11th, 2009, 08:01 PM
They will take on RODINA (RUS)/ YAKIMOVA (BLR) in the 2nd round of Doubles.

drake3781
May 12th, 2009, 05:02 AM
When is that 1R match? Result?

gg
May 12th, 2009, 09:02 AM
Kimiko v Pivovarova 10.30am Central European Time

There may be Live Streaming if you try then

http://www.openst-gaudens.fr/index.p...emid=9&lang=en (http://www.openst-gaudens.fr/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=8&Itemid=9&lang=en)

The feed is a bit ropey but it's brilliant they are doing it.

Mistress of Evil
May 12th, 2009, 02:47 PM
Kimiko won 6-4 6-2!!!

Renalicious
May 12th, 2009, 03:20 PM
Well done :eek:

gold4278
May 13th, 2009, 04:56 PM
She won her second round doubles match with her parnter Sun vs. Rodina/Yakimova 6-1 6-2!!!

martin white
May 14th, 2009, 09:09 AM
well done Kimiko:kiss::)good luck next round,you can do it,id say a lot of these younger girls she is playing would not be used to kimiko's style of play,i saw Kimiko in melbourne this year,she is super fit and can compete and beat these girls.:)

frenchie
May 15th, 2009, 01:35 PM
Kimiko is on the entry list for Nottingham 50k (grass) during the second week of RG
She's a few spots away from the MD but I'm sure she'll get in anyway

I hope she plays Birmingham too and Wimbledon quallies of course
Grass should be a great surface for her

Renalicious
May 15th, 2009, 02:08 PM
KDK on grass. :D

Mistress of Evil
May 19th, 2009, 04:21 PM
Here it is the Kimiko's draw for the FO:

Stephanie Dubois CAN (5)vs Greta Arn HUN
Tomoko Yonemura JPN vs Kathrin Woerle GER
Chanelle Scheepers RSA vs Aiko Nakamura JPN
Romina Oprandi ITA vs Kimiko Date Krumm JPN (23)

gg
May 19th, 2009, 11:41 PM
Here it is the Kimiko's draw for the FO:

Stephanie Dubois CAN (5)vs Greta Arn HUN
Tomoko Yonemura JPN vs Kathrin Woerle GER
Chanelle Scheepers RSA vs Aiko Nakamura JPN
Romina Oprandi ITA vs Kimiko Date Krumm JPN (23) :scared:

marc0026
May 20th, 2009, 02:36 PM
She retired after 4:6 against Oprandi.

does anybody know what happens? does she say anything in her blog?

I really hope she can play the ful grass court schedule I guess its her best surface.

pcrtennis
Jun 5th, 2009, 07:58 PM
ANy news on whether or not Kimiko will be on the grass? I hope teh calf injury has healed.

iGOAT
Jun 9th, 2009, 04:05 PM
Kimiko got a main draw wildcard for Wimbledon :woohoo::aparty::bowdown:.

gg
Jun 9th, 2009, 08:49 PM
:bounce: I hope Kimiko can be fit in time. Also, for once give her a decent draw because she is capable of surprising one or two of them.

pcrtennis
Jun 9th, 2009, 08:59 PM
Oh wow, i didn't even think she was gonna ask for one! i hope she gets a good first round!

does this mean she'll play eastborne or the netherlands?

Elzy Gano
Jun 15th, 2009, 07:11 AM
win a match in wimbledon!

Elzy Gano
Jun 15th, 2009, 07:12 AM
u know it, palying in wimbledon is great!

Renalicious
Jun 19th, 2009, 11:43 AM
She drew Wozniacki. :scared: :sad:

Rising Sun
Jun 19th, 2009, 12:25 PM
Her husband must've jinxed her when he wrote that he hoped she wouldn't have to face a Top 10 player, on his blog. :o

Poor Kimiko. If she was in form, I would give her a change, but she hasn't played since getting injured at RG... :sad:

JujulCactus
Jun 19th, 2009, 12:37 PM
Poor Kimiko :o
Hope she will play a great match ;)

gg
Jun 19th, 2009, 02:16 PM
:eek: Well at least we might get to see the match although it may be tough viewing

frenchie
Jun 19th, 2009, 02:22 PM
have fun Kimiko

Renalicious
Jun 19th, 2009, 03:13 PM
Yeah, hopefully it's on a good court and she enjoys the atmosphere. :)

And hopefully livestream PLEASE.

martin white
Jun 21st, 2009, 02:49 PM
horrible draw for Kimiko:(:sad:she draws seeded Kanepi in AO,injured in paris,now Wozniacki,hope she can make a match of it.....atleast we might see her on tv......good luck Kimiko.:hearts:

pcrtennis
Jun 22nd, 2009, 04:38 AM
Wozniaki won't overpower Kimiko, but Kimiko just can't afford to make errors. I actually like this match up, and maybe Wozniaki will feel the pressure!

drake3781
Jun 22nd, 2009, 05:39 AM
Wozniaki won't overpower Kimiko, but Kimiko just can't afford to make errors. I actually like this match up, and maybe Wozniaki will feel the pressure!

Yeah, maybe it's not that bad. :shrug: There were a lot of upsets in early RG, remember?

Renalicious
Jun 23rd, 2009, 12:17 PM
Any livestream? Is her match on now?

Renalicious
Jun 23rd, 2009, 12:23 PM
Found it

http://www.justin.tv/morat_tv1

Renalicious
Jun 23rd, 2009, 12:26 PM
Wow Kimiko is amazing, 2-2. Such a great game. :eek:

Renalicious
Jun 23rd, 2009, 12:44 PM
4-4 :)

Renalicious
Jun 23rd, 2009, 12:49 PM
Kimiko leads 5-4

Renalicious
Jun 23rd, 2009, 12:54 PM
Kimiko leads 6-5. :)

Renalicious
Jun 23rd, 2009, 01:03 PM
Kimiko's wasted 2 SPs :(

Renalicious
Jun 23rd, 2009, 01:04 PM
Kimiko won the set 7-5!! :woohoo: Amazing. :worship:

Renalicious
Jun 23rd, 2009, 01:37 PM
Kimiko lost the second set 3-6. :sad:

Ohwell, Kimiko put up such a brave fight. :hug:

5-7, 6-3

Daniel K
Jun 23rd, 2009, 03:19 PM
Anyone know what her schedule after Wimbledon is? She really deserves to break the top 100 at least at some stage in this comeback.

ArturoAce.
Jun 23rd, 2009, 08:41 PM
Great fight Kimiko :yeah:

drgray
Jun 23rd, 2009, 09:14 PM
Wow! A great fight by Kimiko! Too bad she drew Caro first round :o

But an impressive display. She must be whiped. She certainly put on a better performance than the some of the other japanese players... Ayu... :fiery:

gg
Jun 23rd, 2009, 09:51 PM
Kimiko certainly old-schooled Caro today on grass. Maybe Caro will have learned from it. Great effort Kimiko. Keep on going.

poulao
Jun 23rd, 2009, 10:49 PM
Kimiko had the right plan, but the first set just was to expensive. If the score in the first set had bin 6-2 or somthing like that, then maby. Caro was nervous and that Kimiko played so well only made it worse. When she went down 3-1 in the second set, I tought that she was on her way out, but then all of a sudden she steped it up, went for her shots, and made them. From then on she was in control. What a scare for Caro.

jasminefu623
Jun 24th, 2009, 07:10 AM
anyone got the video of the match??plz??:worship:

martin white
Jun 28th, 2009, 01:46 PM
anyone know Kimiko's next events? i guess she will play the us open,nice if she was to be given a mdwc again...:)

Solitaire
Jun 28th, 2009, 01:56 PM
It was nice to see Kimiko push Caro at Wimb. She should have never retired at her peak what a waste of such a good career.

Rising Sun
Jun 28th, 2009, 02:42 PM
Absolutely no mention of Kimiko's next tourney on her blog or any entry lists yet. :sad:

Noctis
Jun 28th, 2009, 05:22 PM
maybe the end she cant keep up :(

Renalicious
Jun 29th, 2009, 07:10 AM
Kimi :sad: :sad: Hope she at least plays the US Open.

Renalicious
Jun 29th, 2009, 07:27 AM
anyone got the video of the match??plz??:worship:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emsTLBq5d_g ;)

Renalicious
Jun 29th, 2009, 07:38 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OAG8eivrc4 :worship:

frenchie
Jul 4th, 2009, 02:17 PM
I hope Kimiko doesn't give up now because of injury

gg
Jul 4th, 2009, 05:39 PM
She has mentioned the US season and US Open qualifying and she is still doing lots of fitness training.

Rising Sun
Jul 4th, 2009, 07:10 PM
Kimiko was 3 games away from defeating a Top 10 player. I highly doubt she's lost any motivation.

No mention exactly where she's playing next, but she will work on her training all of July, which is a good decision, IMO.

gold4278
Jul 23rd, 2009, 11:00 PM
Any news on when/if Kimiko will be returning?

ex hopman
Jul 24th, 2009, 09:11 PM
she's plannig on playing in LA first.

she's training in Monaco (her second home) now.

Renalicious
Jul 25th, 2009, 03:20 AM
Oh goodie.

martin white
Aug 2nd, 2009, 02:00 PM
Kimiko playing LA qualies,She won 63 in the 3rd over Riske,next is Ditty...go for it Kimiko you can do it.:):hearts:

ex hopman
Aug 3rd, 2009, 12:57 AM
kimiko tried to change her service form... during the practice it worked well, and the last days, her serve was disaster... hope she can adjust before the MD match!

sammy01
Aug 3rd, 2009, 12:57 AM
kimiko has beaten ditty woop! ditty is ranked higher and kimiko battled it out for a 3 set win. has she qualified now, didn't look if 2 or 3 rounds were required?

gold4278
Aug 3rd, 2009, 03:16 AM
kimiko has beaten ditty woop! ditty is ranked higher and kimiko battled it out for a 3 set win. has she qualified now, didn't look if 2 or 3 rounds were required?

Yup, only 2 qualy rounds, so she's in!!!

CrossCourt~Rally
Aug 3rd, 2009, 04:28 AM
Congrats to her on qualifying... :bounce:. She faces Sabine in the 1st rd. A tough MD draw, but hopefully she can pull off the upset... GOOD LUCK TO KIMIKO! :D:bounce:

Renalicious
Aug 3rd, 2009, 04:28 AM
:woohoo:

Michael.
Aug 4th, 2009, 10:26 AM
she plays lisicki in the first round :( maybe her old school game will throw off sabine like it did wozniacki ?

HAOCHEN-GOAT
Aug 4th, 2009, 11:20 AM
Come on Date ! :drool: :hearts: :bowdown:

gold4278
Aug 4th, 2009, 09:47 PM
She almost pulled it off!!! She ended up losing to Lisicki 6-7(5). 6-2. 5-7 in 2 hours and 35 minutes. I think she was serving for the set in the 3rd set, but couldn't hold.