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Kimiko Date-Krumm, 42, calls longevity 'a miracle'

Updated: January 19, 2013, 11:28 AM ET
Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Kimiko Date-Krumm is amazed she's still playing Grand Slam tennis at 42.

"It's a miracle," she said.

After a week of setting age-related records and becoming the media darling of this year's Australian Open, the Japanese player lost her third-round singles match on Saturday.

"It was a great tournament for me," Date-Krumm said after a 6-2, 7-6 (3) loss to 21-year-old Serbian Bojana Jovanovski.

In a sport dominated with women half her age, it was ...

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