Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Australian Open Day 2: The Over 30s

Curtain Call

Player: Anne Kremer
Age: 35
Nation: Luxembourg
Current Ranking: 196
Today's Result: loss to Simona Halep (Romania) in three sets

Photo via Tennis X

Kremer went through qualifying to reach her ninth Australian Open main draw. She is a Stanford grad and has been named Luxembourgian Sportswoman of the Year three times, first in 1993. She has also dabbled in politics, though she failed to win a seat in the Chamber of Deputies.

Catching Up with Old Friends

Greta Arn (Curtain Call, Wimbledon Day 5) - At 31, Arn is playing the best tennis of her life, having recently won the title in Auckland and attaining a career high ranking of #58 just a week ago. Alas, she drew a seed in the first round in Melbourne, losing to Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (26th seed, Spain) in three sets.

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