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Date-Krumm, King advance at Indian Wells

Japanese veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm and Vania King of the United States won their opening matches at the WTA Tour’s Indian Wells tournament on Wednesday.
Date-Krumm breezed past Pauline Parmentier of France 6-1, 6-3 and American Vania King surprised world number 31 Sara Errani of Italy 7-6 (7/3), 6-4 as the women’s draw of the WTA and ATP Masters joint tournament got underway on Wednesday. The 96-player men’s draw begins on Thursday. At age 41, Date-Krumm is the oldest player in the women’s field and was giving away 15 years to the 26-year-old Parmentier on Wednesday. Date-Krumm won 79 percent of her first-serve points and 57 of 92 total points in the one-hour match. Parmentier had four aces but also committed four double faults and won just 35 percent of her first-serve points.
Date-Krumm moves to the second round to battle Czech Klara Zakopalova who routed Laura Pous-Tio of Spain 6-1, 6-1. King levelled her career match record at 1-1 against Errani who was fresh off winning her third WTA title at Acapulco last week. King won 60 percent of her first-serve points and had just one double fault in the one hour, 48 minute match.



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