20 Sep 2013

Date-Krumm keeps on winning

5:45 am on 20 September 2013

Approaching her 43rd birthday, Japanese tennis veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm has beaten Russian second seed Maria Kirilenko to reach the WTA Korea Open quarter-finals.

Date-Krumm, who will turn 43 later this month, continued to roll back the years with a straight sets win over Kirilenko, the world number 19.

It was just the latest age-defying feat by Date-Krumm, who reached the third round at the Australian Open and Wimbledon this year.

Next up for the Japanese star is Russian third seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.