Taipei, Chinese Taipei (Sports Network) - Japanese veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm
was among Monday's first-round winners at the inaugural Taipei WTA Ladies
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
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.
The Sports Network