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伊達選手へ集まる注目:ウィンブルドン2013

2013.06.26
テニス、好きなスポーツの一つだけど、ウィンブルドンに触れるのは初めてのはず。

 シャラポワ、フェデラーが敗退し、けが人が続出している2013年のウィンブルドン。いつもだと準々決勝くらいまでは全く興味を惹かれないのだが、俄然面白くなってきた。常勝選手の相次ぐ敗退で面白くなるのか、それとも既にジョコヴィッチとセリーナの優勝が決まった様なものなのか。

 そんな中、今朝のガーディアンに伊達選手の記事が掲載されていた。

Wimbledon 2013: Ageless Kimiko Date-Krumm reaches second round
http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2013/jun/25/wimbledon-kimiko-date-krumm

In the five years since Kimiko Date-Krumm returned from a 12-year hiatus, the Japanese has been responsible for making several players cry, the horror of losing to someone so old seemingly too much to handle. Her opponent on Tuesday, the 18-year-old German Carina Witthoeft, kept her emotions together but was another witness to just how good Date-Krumm remains at the grand old age of 42 as she was walloped 6-0, 6-2.

She is 43 in September and showing no signs of giving up just yet. Having retired in 1996 when she was a top-10 player, just months after reaching the semi-finals here, Date-Krumm returned in 2008 and on Tuesday her rapid victory was a reminder of how things used to be done. Beaten in the first round here last year, she is set to raise her current ranking of No84 again.

In her time away the emphasis has moved to power rather than guile, to brawn rather than brain. Date-Krumm, at 5ft 4in a minnow in a land of giants, mixes flat ground strokes with a superb slice and she must be the only woman regularly to charge the net on the return, so eager is she to get to the net.

"Tennis is not only power, not only speed, not only for young players," she saidon Tuesday, smiling. "In tennis we need more mental [strength] also. We need experience. That's why it's not [true] any more that only younger players can go to the top level.

"In the 90s we had [Martina] Navratilova, doing serve and volley and using the backhand slice; Steffi Graf, she had a special backhand slice and a big forehand. [Gabriela] Sabatini, she used serve and volley even though she liked to stay at the baseline; Monica Seles hit the ball very hard. Everybody had a different style. Now everybody looks like the same. Bam, bam, bam. That's why we need more players with mental strength and more experience."

Witthoeft is considered one of Germany's better youngsters but she was helpless against Date-Krumm's now unique style. At her peak she was ranked No4 and was good enough to beat the then world No 1 Graf. Since her return she has bamboozled many a top player and on Tuesday, she said some of the younger players on Tour look to her for advice.

"Sometimes they ask me questions," she said. "We talk a lot about tennis and life, about when I was young, how did I beat Steffi Graf or something like that. We talk about many, many things."

Date-Krumm pulled out a teapot during her press conference, always in her bag, she says, to fuel her love for Chinese and Japanese tea. But there is no secret to her diet as she battles the advancing years. "I eat a lot," she said. "I eat more than my husband. I eat more than my coach. But, of course, I eat healthy food."

On Thursday Date-Krumm plays Alexandra Cadantu. The Romanian might be wise to pack her tissues.


 英語が直されているのはどうでも良いこと。竹を割った様なすっきりとした主張が素晴らしい。伊達選手は明日、27日のロンドン時間午前11時半に12番コートで試合。そのあとは錦織選手が同じコートなので、明日の12番コートの日本人率は高いだろう。

 ウィンブルドンのウェブによる、伊達選手の紹介。

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/players/overview/wta040130.html

 正直、若い選手との体力の差は隠しようがないだろうから、伊達選手が決勝まで行けるとは思っていない。しかし、ウィンブルドン2週目に彼女が居るのなら、それはとても楽しいこと。

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