September 14, 2015

TOKYO (AP) Four-time champion Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan cruised into the second round of the Japan Open on Monday with a straight-set win over a player 20 years her junior.

The 44-year-old Date-Krumm, ranked 160th, beat 83rd-ranked Misaki Doi of Japan 6-4, 6-2.

Third-seeded Madison Brengle and No. 6 Christina McHale of the United States advanced in straight sets.

Brengle, who made the fourth round of this year's Australian Open, beat Anna-Lena Friedsam of Germany 6-3, 6-1, while McHale defeated Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan 6-3, 7-5.

Seventh-seeded Ajla Tomljanovic of Croatia rallied for a 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (2) win over Hungary's Timea Babos.

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