SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Japan's Kimiko Date Krumm became the oldest player to win a WTA tournament since Billie Jean King when she capped a remarkable comeback by beating second-seeded Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain 6-3, 6-3 to claim the Korea Open title Sunday.
The title was Date Krumm's first in 13 years and eighth of her career. Formerly ranked No. 4 in the world, she quit tennis in 1996 at age 26 before returning to the sport last year.
Date Krumm, who turns 39 on Monday, became the oldest woman to win a WTA title since King won at Birmingham, England, in 1983 at the age of 39 years, 7 months, 23 days.