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Date Krumm loses opener in L.A.

Updated: August 5, 2009, 7:49 AM ET
Associated Press

CARSON, Calif. -- Kimiko Date Krumm joked that she doesn't ask the age of her opponents. Instead, she asks how old their mothers are, because she can better relate to that generation.

A case in point came Tuesday, when the 38-year-old Date Krumm lost to Sabine Lisicki of Germany, 7-6 (5), 2-6, 7-5, in the first round of the LA Women's Tennis Championships at The Home Depot Center.

Lisicki, 19, was joined in the second round by No. 10 seed Li Na, No. 14 Jie Zheng and unseeded ...

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