Kimiko Date-Krumm hoping to play tennis again in 2017
Last Updated: 22/09/16 10:08am
Kimiko Date-Krumm is still keen to continue her career at the age of 46.
The former world No 4 from Japan is currently recovering from knee surgery, which she underwent in April.
Date-Krumm initially retired 20 years ago before making a comeback and is keen to start playing competitive tennis again in 2017.
She said: "I have been told it will take a year to fully recover from the operation and it's just a case of how much more or less time it will be than that.
"Everything has gone well up to this point and it has not put limitations on my daily life. As an athlete, you have to condition muscles and I want the injury to properly heal."
Date-Krumm has won eight WTA titles, the last in 2009 and has reached the semi-finals of three Grand Slam tournaments - which included Wimbledon 20 years ago.