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It’s believed tennis is for young, while aged players cannot show serious results. It’s true, but not always. There are incredible exceptions. 45-years-old Japanese Kimiko Date-Krumm has been returning in the tour several times and now she keeps showing solid level of play. Although she isn’t not in the top she is able to amuse.

Samurai path

Having started her career in 1988 Japanese player did a great work back there and had been repeatedly reaching semis of the Grand Slam tournaments. Although she isn’t that physical Kimiko was a sensation. Slow-paced play at baseline with numerous slices beat many top-class opponents. Remarkably she is left-handed, but she was literally forced to play with her right hand. In 2015 Kimiko surprised tennis prediction experts, when she beat top-30 Sabine Lisicki and Irina Begu.

Experience beat youth

However, there is not only Date-Krumm. 33-years old Venus Williams keeps winning titles. This season she won tournaments in Wuhan and Auckland. According to experts age isn’t a crucial factor in women’s tennis. World number one American Serena Williams is 32-years-old and she keeps thrashing her opponents. Italian Francesca Schiavone won her career first Grand Slam title when she was 30, Flavia Pennetta won US Open being 33.

Right now there is number of experienced players in the WTA Tour who still can battle for the most prestigious titles: Australian Samantha Stosur, Serbian Jelena Jankovic. On top of that, Lucie Safarova who had her best career season showed herself in 28.