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Date-Krumm loses in 1st round at Wimbledon

6/23/2014 8:39:00 AM

LONDON (AP) - Japanese veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm lost in the first round at Wimbledon on Monday, beaten 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 by Ekaterina Makarova of Russia.

The 43-year-old Date-Krumm, who reached the semifinals at Wimbledon 18 years ago, was the oldest player entered in the tournament this year. She made her Wimbledon debut in 1989, a year after Makarova was born.

Date-Krumm made 47 unforced errors in the 2 hour, 24-minute match.

Makarova beat Date-Krumm for the third consecutive time and the first time on grass.