Kimiko Date-Krumm Bio


  • Currently without a coach
  • Lives in Tokyo with husband, German race car driver Michael Krumm
  • Father is Juichi (passed away in 2007); mother is Masako; siblings are Ryusuke, Junko
  • Started playing at age 6 after being introduced by her parents
  • Was tennis champion at Sonoda High School (graduated in 1989)
  • Left-handed; encouraged to play right-handed to follow Japanese custom
  • Ran 2004 London Marathon in 3h30min
  • Funded building of a school in Laos
  • Holds some "oldest player ever" records: oldest player ever to beat a Top 10 player (set record by beating Safina at 2010 Roland Garros at 39y/7m/26d, then surpassed that by beating Stosur at 2010 Osaka at 40y/17d); second-oldest to win a WTA title (won 2009 Seoul at 38y/11m/30d, oldest is Billie Jean King at 1983 Birmingham at 39y/7m/23d); second-oldest to reach a Grand Slam 3r (at Australian Open and Wimbledon in 2013, oldest is 45-year-old Richards at 1979 US Open) and oldest to rank inside Top 50 since Billie Jean King at age 40 in March 1984 (Date-Krumm broke back into Top 50 in August 2010).
Biographical information from WTA. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.


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