Saturday, September 26, 2009

Comebacks update

Plenty of comebacks this and next week...

1) The hero of the week is Kimiko Date Krumm, who at the age of 38 (she will be 39 in two days) has reached the Seul WTA tournament final. She outgunned in the semifinal the title defender Maria Kirilenko 3/6 6/2 6/4. On her way to the final she also managed to beat some other good names such as Hantuchova or Kleybanova. It's just incredible.

2) Joachim Johansson, who retired in February 2008 is trying to comeback to the circuit. The 27-year-old Swede sidelined by injuries and illness made a comeback in Stockholm just over eight months later, but has played sparingly since then, playing in only four challengers.

The former top-10 player receivd a wildcard into ATP 250 tournament in Kuala Lumpur next week. He will play Lleyton Hewitt in first round. Worth mentioning is the fact that Hewitt's sister, Jaslyn is Joachim's ex-girlfriend. The two were dating for 5 years and ended their relationship in 2005. Good luck Joachim!

3) Paradorn Srichaphan, who didn't play tennis for more than 2 years due to a wrist injury (or a neverending honeymoon with his wife Miss Universe) asked for a wildcard to ATP 250 Bangkok tournament. He will play only in doubles competition, in pair with Danai Udomchoke.

Let's see how it goes and hope that Paradorn can camback for good.


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