2009 — Japan’s Kimiko Date Krumm becomes the oldest winner of a WTA Tour tournament since Billie Jean King in 1983. Date Krumm, who turns 39 on Sept. 28, beats second-seeded Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-3, 6-3 for the Korea Open title. King was 39 years, 7 months, 23 days when she won at Birmingham, England.
Kimiko Date Krumm of Japan, right, celebrates with her husband Michael Krumm of Germany after she defeated Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain in the final match at the Hansol Korea Open Tennis Championships in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009. Kimiko Date Krumm won the final, 6-3, 6-3. (AP Photo/ Lee Jin-man)