Thomson ReutersJanuary 14, 2013 21:45
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* Date-Krumm oldest singles winner
* Made Melbourne Park debut in 1990
By Nick Mulvenney
MELBOURNE, Jan 15 (Reuters) - When Kimiko Date-Krumm first played at the Australian Open some 23 years ago, she beat American Pam Shriver on her way to the fourth round at the year's first grand slam.
Four year's later, she ousted Conchita Martinez to reach the semi-finals at Melbourne Park only to go down 6-3 6-3 to eventual champion Steffi Graf.