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.