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Highest Ranked Israeli Tennis Player to Compete in Inaugural Event Grapevine, TX (PRWEB) August 16, 2011 The 2011 Texas Tennis Open, which will feature many of todayâ€™s top WTA professional tennis stars announced today that Shahar Peer of Israel has accepted a wildcard to play in the inaugural event.
Kimiko Date Krumm, who is on a pro tour comeback, won the Korea Open Sunday on the day before her 39th birthday, defeating Anabel Medina Garrigues. Date Krumm's winning score was 6-3, 6-3. The Japanese player, who won seven WTA titles in the 1990s and then retired, returned to the tour last year. Date Krumm, who turnd 39 Monday, became the second-oldest woman in the modern era to win a WTA singles event.
Aging Kimiko Date Krumm of Japan advanced Saturday to the final at the Korea Open tennis tournament at Seoul. Krumm, who turns 39 Monday, rallied to overcome former top-10 player and defending champion Maria Kirilenko of Russia 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 in the day's first semifinal, continuing her comeback. Second-seeded Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain won the other semi 2-6, 6-3, 6-1 over Germany's Anna-Lena Groenefeld. It took some time to adjust to her game, Krumm said.
Kimiko Date Krumm, who took 12 years off from competitive tennis, Friday knocked top-seeded Daniela Hantuchova out of the Korea Open in Seoul. Krumm, who turns 39 on Monday, turned pro in 1989 and retired in 1996.
No. 1-seed Daniela Hantuchova sailed through a straight-set win Thursday and into the quarterfinals of the Korea Open tennis tournament in Seoul. Hantuchova needed just 77 minutes to dispatch Chanelle Scheepers 6-1, 6-1.
Top-seeded Daniela Hantuchova needed a third set Wednesday but was able to advance to the second round of the $220,000 Seoul Open. Hantuchova had Ayumi Morita on the defensive much of the match, except for the second set, before finishing off a 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 first-round win.
No. 1-seeded Anabel Medina Garrigues faltered in the second set Tuesday but still won a first-round match at China's Guangzhou Women's Open tennis tournament. Medina Garrigues was sharp in most of the match against Kimiko Date Krumm, winning 6-1, 4-6, 6-4.