Kimiko date Krumm wins Hansol Korea Open title
After a terrific week playing amazing tennis, Kimiko Date Krumm won the Hansol Korea Open title by upseting Anabel Medina Garriguez 6-3 6-3.
Anabel Medina Garrigues on Sunday afternoon.
Date Krumm started the week with a 63 64 first round win against Lee Ye-Ra. The she beat Alisa Kleybanova 46 76(4) 63 in the second round followed by a 76(3) 46 64 victory against top seed Daniela Hantuchova in the quarterfinals and 36 62 64 against the defending champion, Maria Kirilenko, in the semifinals.
Date Krumm needed to withstand the mental pressure of playing one of the best grinders out there in the final and she did just that, converting the only break point of the opening set and holding onto that momentum in the second set for a 63 63 victory over Medina Garriguez and the trophy.
Kimiko who will be 39 years old this week made her comeback to tennis last April, Date Krumm had enjoyed success on the ITF Women’s Circuit but hadn’t broken through again at the Tour level, going 0-8 in main draws losing to none other than Medina Garrigues in the first round, 61 46 64.
What an amazing week for Kimiko and it’s amazing to see a player her age still winning title congrats!!