Date Krumm upsets Kirilenko in Korea

SEOUL, South Korea -- Kimiko Date Krumm of Japan advanced to the Korea Open final by upsetting defending champion Maria Kirilenko of Russia 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 Saturday.

She will play second-seeded Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain, who defeated Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany 2-6, 6-3, 6-1.

Date Krumm, who returned to tennis in 2008 after a 12-year hiatus, said she played without pressure.

"I had nothing to lose if I lose the match, but Kirilenko probably felt she had to win," Date Krumm said, according to South Korea's Yonhap news agency.