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Amazing run of Japanese at French Open ends

Amazing run of Japanese at French Open ends

What wouldn't you do for love?
Michael Krumm drove all the way from the Czech Republic to Paris to watch his wife, Kimito Date Krumm of Japan beat former top-ranked Dinara Safina in the first round of the French Open despite a calf injury.
But the German racing driver could only follow the live score on the Internet on Thursday and see Date Krumm lose to Jarmila Groth of Australia 6-0, 6-3 in the second round.
Date Krumm said she had spoken with her husband before the match and that he begged her not to take risks and get injured again.
They married in 2001 and Michael was the one who encouraged her to make a comeback two years ago after she retired in 1996.
By defeating Safina on Tuesday, Date Krumm became the second oldest woman since Virginia Wade in 1985 to reach the second round at Roland Garros.


Updated : 2021-06-20 15:42 GMT+08:00