WTA stars took to social media to congratulate Kimiko Date on an amazing career as she retired from the sport following her defeat to Aleksandra Krunic at the Japan Women's Open.

Date, now 46, initially stepped away from the sport in 1996 before making a comeback 12 years later.

There was also plenty of acclaim for new World No.1 Garbiñe Muguruza - particularly from her compatriots.