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Krum also Chairman of historic final in Japan 

Krum also Chairman of historic final in Japan


Quadrupling former champion Kimiko also Chairman Krum beat Shahar Peer 3-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5 to reach the final of the tournament in Japan, where he will face Tanasugarn Thai Tamarinds.

Japanese needed two hours and 58 minutes to beat third placed Israeli.

Tamarin, finalist in 2001 and champion in doubles in 2003 with Maria Sharapova, the second placed side Marion Bartoli 6-2, 7-5. 40-year-old also Chairman Krum was on the verge of becoming the oldest player to win the title, improving the record of Billie Jean King, who won the trophy in Birmingham in 1983 to 39 years, seven months and 23 days. Tamarin, 94th in the world will fight for fourth title in his career.

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