Japanese veteran Date-Krumm loses to Ekaterina Makarova in 1st round at Wimbledon


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Japan's Kimiko Date-Krumm plays a return to Russia's Ekaterina Makarova during their first round match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)


Russia's Ekaterina Makarova serves to Japan's Kimiko Date-Krumm during their first round match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)


LONDON — 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.

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