October 17, 2010 by staff
Krumm became the oldest woman to beat a top-10 player on the WTA Tour by beating Sam Stosur of Australia on Friday.
Now, seeded 40-year-old, who came out of retirement in 2008, is in line to replace Billie Jean King as the oldest player to win a WTA singles title.
Twelve-time winner of Grand Slam king was 39 years, seven months and 23 days old when she won her last WTA Tour title in 1983.
“Given my age and the years he was out of the tour, I would say this is a miracle. I just hope that my physical and mental health will last one more game,” Date Krumm said, the BBC reported.
Date Krumm play 33-year-old Tamarine Tanasugarn of Thailand in Sunday’s final.
The finalists combined age of 73 makes it the oldest final WTA Tour history, as WTATour.com.
Meanwhile, Serbia’s Ana Ivanovic reached her first final in 19 months after they defeated Italy’s Roberta Vinci 6-3, 7-5 in the semifinals of the Generali Ladies Linz event in Austria.
The Serb, who received a wildcard entry for the tournament took only 70 minutes to overcome Vinci. She will face Switzerland’s Patty Schnyder in the final on Sunday.
Schnyder, who had to save two match points in his semifinal, with Germany’s Andrea Petkovic time beat sixth seed, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 in two hours and 15 minutes.
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