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Date Krumm sails by Garrigues in final

Updated: September 27, 2009, 11:31 AM ET
Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea -- Japan's Kimiko Date Krumm became the oldest winner of a WTA Tour tournament since Billie Jean King in 1983, beating second-seeded Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain 6-3, 6-3 for the Korea Open title Sunday.

Date Krumm turns 39 on Monday. King was 39 years, 7 months, 23 days when she won at Birmingham, England.

"Yeah, of course, very happy," Date Krumm said. "I realized one more time after this game that we don't know about tennis unless we actually play it."

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