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Mar 28th, 2017 03:14 AM
martin white
Re: Date Kimiko Return!

Originally Posted by buster670 View Post
This article states when Kimiko is coming back.
thanks for posting....sooo exicited Kimiko is coming back,,,I posted in GM too,,I got the translation right.....
Mar 27th, 2017 07:30 PM
Re: Date Kimiko Return!

This article states when Kimiko is coming back.
Mar 14th, 2017 09:17 AM
martin white
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Some good news for Kimiko fans..Kimiko posted some photo's of her new raquet which has arrived on her FB page,also She will appear soon on Japanese tv, interview says about her third challenge..,hoping Kimiko is reaching the stage where She may be able to return to some tennis on tour...
Nov 2nd, 2016 03:13 PM
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Some news about Kimiko have surfaced in the last month in the internet:

She had two knee surgerys and plans a comeback to the tour. And she got divorced from her hausband after 16 years of marriage. Here are some links to the news. In addition, she opened a german bakery in Tokio it seems she kept herself busy during recovery from the surgerys.

Ahead of comeback, ageless Kimiko Date-Krumm files for divorce after 16 years of marriage |

WTA-Tour ?Frau Krumm? ? Kimiko Date-Krumm eröffnet deutsche Bäckerei -

I hope we see her back on tour next year, healthy and fit again, using her protected ranking to play herself into form again and then maybe give us at least a few more years of the great kimiko style tennis and some good matches to watch. gl and keep recovering from the surgerys! See you in 2017 kimiko!
May 1st, 2016 12:59 PM
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I hope she recovers really well and can come back to play great tennis again!
May 1st, 2016 12:53 PM
martin white
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Great news KDK fans!,Kimiko has successfuly undergone left knee meniscus surgery on April 21 in Kobe University hospital.From her blog Kimiko says She will be discharged tommorow,and is very relieved the surgery was a success and is over.Kimiko will be back in Tokyo rehab soon.Wishing her a speedy but full recovery,and hoping She will back out there in a few months time.I guessed She would have the surgery [second],Kimiko still loves competing and doesn't want to retire yet,so hoping She can be out there pain free and not putting more stress and damage on her body.......... get well soon KDK...
Mar 7th, 2016 10:16 AM
martin white
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I miss updates on her blog yet....Hope the rehab is going well....
Feb 24th, 2016 07:24 AM
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Thx for the update! This is so sad, doesn't look likely that she will be back, but she has nothing to prove at this point. Respect.
Feb 24th, 2016 07:01 AM
Tess We are all hoping for comeback, but as mentioned she has achieved so much already, proving age is no barrier
Feb 23rd, 2016 10:41 PM
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Oh that's sad, I'm still really hoping for a miracle cure for her, but she's inspired a lot of people in her comeback career regardless of what happens now.
Feb 23rd, 2016 10:37 PM
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she's been such an inspiration to everyone who loves the sport

a pity she had so many close losses and bad draws , but she also had so many amazing moments in this fantastic comeback !
if this were to be the end ... she could be oh so proud of herself

good luck with any decision she makes
Feb 23rd, 2016 10:31 PM
martin white
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Poor Kimiko...Pity all these injuries may be the way She retires again...I guess She will recover fro this procedure first,then decide....I woudn't be suprised if She has the meniscus done .She still seems very keen to compete and play matches.Just a shame her body seems to have other ideas and is breaking down.If anyone can make a comeback I think Kimiko can do it..... Time will tell what her decision will be..Hope She gets a good rest in,and comes back stronger.
Feb 23rd, 2016 07:18 AM
Tess Sad way to end perhaps but at her age her its always a chance her body will break down. Therefore unless she has another surgery she cant play properly it seems, so will she do this and try and comeback again OR retire?
Feb 22nd, 2016 02:57 PM
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it really sounds her career is finished..
Feb 22nd, 2016 02:54 PM
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English translation from her facebook page:

<Kimiko's blog (summary) dated Feb. 21>
I’m sorry for the delay in reporting to everyone, but I had a surgery on Feb. 16th as originally scheduled.
I went into the hospital the day before the surgery and was released the day after. It was an endoscopic surgery under a total anesthesia. The surgery merely took 30 to 40 minutes. It began at 2:00 pm and I was already awake by 3:30 pm.
I’m now at home. The pain is almost gone and I am recovering day-by-day to the point that I hardly use the crutches.
I started the rehab the day after I got out of the hospital.
My surgeon was Dr. Akiyoshi Saito, an orthopedist specializing in the field of sports injury of the knee.
Originally, I was supposed to get suture meniscal, but after he viewed my knee with an endoscope, I was told that the condition was worse than expected. The outer left knee cartilage was totally worn out. Some floating particles were found, so they were removed. At this time, the doctor decided not to do the suture meniscal surgery and as a result, I ended up having my knee cleansed.
According to the doctor’s explanation, complete recovery to the athlete level will be very difficult now. In order to return to the life of a professional player, another surgery would be necessary. And even if I chose not to resume the life of an athlete, participating in competitive sports will still be difficult.
If I were to get another operation, it would be inevitable to take some time before making a comeback. I have been thinking about the choices I have.
Kimiko Date-Krumm as an athlete or Kimiko Date-Krumm as a person who loves sports – these are my choices and I would like to delve into this issue to make the best decision for my future.
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