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                 === Date-Krumm advances in Chinese Taipei ===
 
 Taipei,  Chinese Taipei  (Sports Network) - Japanese veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm
 was  among Monday's  first-round winners  at the  inaugural Taipei  WTA Ladies
 Open.
 
 The  42-year-old Date-Krumm  held off  American qualifier  Alexandra Stevenson
 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5).
 
 Meanwhile, Thai veteran Tamarine Tanasugarn tripped up eighth-seeded Hungarian
 Greta Arn 6-1, 4-6, 7-5.
 
 Additional  wins came for qualifier Ling Zhang of Hong Kong and Japan's Kurumi
 Nara.
 
 This week's top seed is Chinese Peng Shuai.
 
 This  tournament is  the first  of the  WTA's new  Challenger Series.  It sits
 between the WTA's International Series and the ITF Women's Circuit events.
 
 The champion will earn $20,000.
 
 
 
 10/29 12:32:55 ET