Week #38: Date-Krumm wins WTA title at almost 39 years old

One day before becoming 39, Japanase Kimiko Date-Krumm got an anticipated birthday present winning the title in Seoul and becoming the second oldest player ever to win a WTA title, after Billie Jean King who won in Birmingham at 39 years and 7 months old. In an amazing run, former WTA #4 Date upsetted 1st seed Daniela Hantuchova in the quarters, title-holder Maria Kirilenko in the semis and 2nd seed Anabel Medina in the final. German Anna-Lena Groenefeld completed the semis

One week after winning in Ghuangzhou, Israeli Shahar Peer confirmed her good moment as she got in Tashkent her 2nd title in two weeks. In the final, Peer defeated local player and home favourite Akgul Amanmuradova, who upsetted 1st seed Yaroslava Shvedova in the semis. Belarusian Olga Govortsova completed the semis.

Seoul (KOR), International, $220,000
Final: Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) def Anabel Medina (ESP) 6/3 6/3

Tashkent (UZB), International, $220,000
Final: Shahar Peer (ISR) def Akgul Amanmuradova (UZB) 6/3 6/4

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