Tennis: Date-Krumm, Nishikori fall at Wimbledon
Japan Times -- Jun 30
Veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm's memorable run at Wimbledon came to a shuddering halt on Saturday after the 42-year-old was blasted out of the third round by defending champion Serena Williams.
Williams, bidding for a 17th Grand Slam and sixth Wimbledon crown, needed just over an hour to win 6-2, 6-0 against Date-Krumm, the oldest woman singles player to reach the third round at Wimbledon since the start of the Open era in 1968.
The result extends Williams' career-best winning streak to 34 matches and sets up a last-16 meeting with 23rd seed Sabine Lisicki.
It also compounded a miserable day for Japanese tennis after Kei Nishikori's bid to reach the last 16 for the first time ended with 3-6, 6-2, 6-7 (4-7), 6-1, 6-4 to Italy's Andreas Seppi.
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