Tuesday, 16. September 2014

 

Kia Korea Open

Seoul Korea, 15.09. – 21.09.2014 / International

KAIA KANEPI — ELIZAVETA KULICHKOVA / 208. RUS /

6:2 | 6:4

Kaia won

Kaia won and will meet Kristyna Pliskova (CZE, WTA 97) in the second round.

Kaia's own words: "I played aggressively and really tried to go for my serves. That is why I served so many aces today. As I caught a cold, it was difficult to hit on the run. We'll see tomorrow if I will recover or not."

 

Monday, 15. September 2014

 

Seoul: Kaia to meet Kulichkova in the opening round

Kaia is the 6th seed at Kia Korea Open, an International level WTA tournament, which started today in Seoul. Kaia's first round opponent is a qualifier Elizaveta Kulichkova (WTA 208, RUS). The match will be played on Tuesday at 11 local time / 5 am Estonian time.

main draw

 

Monday, 01. September 2014

 

US Open

Flushing Meadows USA, 25.08. – 07.09.2014 / GS

KAIA KANEPI — SERENA WILLIAMS / 1. USA /

3:6 | 3:6

Kaia lost

Kaia lost 3:6 3:6 to the current number one player in the world.

Kaia’s own words: “It was a tricky match, she served very well and I could not return most of her first serves. I had to hope that she does not get her first serve in ☺. My serve was ok today but as she returns very well, it put extra pressure on my serve. During rallies I had to be aggressive otherwise she will hit a winner herself. If there were more exchanges, then it would be more competitive I think.”

Next tournament will be WTA international event in Seoul, starting September 15th.

 

Saturday, 30. August 2014

 

US Open

Flushing Meadows USA, 25.08. – 07.09.2014 / GS

KAIA KANEPI — CARLA SUAREZ NAVARRO / 16. ESP /

7:5 | 6:0

Kaia won

Kaia won and reached to the fourth round.

Kaia's own words: "It was a bit tricky in the beginning, I was somewhat anxious, it did not happen in the first and second round. Still I felt that I had good touch and I tried to stay in the rallies and hit brave shots. I was trying to find good service rhythm, I know when I serve well it gives me advantage. I did not panic when I was behind, I thought that even if I lose the first set I still have a chance. At one point in the first set I got going and after that I felt great and confident."

Next up will be Serena Williams (USA, WTA1).

 

Thursday, 28. August 2014

 

US Open

Flushing Meadows USA, 25.08. – 07.09.2014 / GS

KAIA KANEPI — SAMANTHA STOSUR / 21. AUS /

3:6 | 6:3 | 7:6(8)

Kaia won

Kaia won a very close match in the final set tie break.

Kaia’s own words: “In overall it was a good match. It took some time to get use to her shots as her balls were flying so fast and with a lot of topspin, her serve was quite fast also. I was a bit nervous as well in the beginning. I did calm down for the second set. Then I served better and played more fearlessly. I did try to get her moving but must of the points were short and first couple of shots decided the point. I did not get any rhythm in the match. I think I had more luck in the end, I played bravely and it worked.”

Next up will be Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP, WTA 16).

 

Tuesday, 26. August 2014

 

US Open

Flushing Meadows USA, 25.08. – 07.09.2014 / GS

KAIA KANEPI — PAULINE PARMENTIER / 74. FRA /

7:6(3) | 3:6 | 6:1

Kaia won

Kaia won a tight opening round match in three sets 7:6 3:6 6:1.

Kaia’s own words: “First round matches are usually quite nervous but this time I wasn’t anxious in the beginning of the match. I felt physically well since the beginning. It was very hot today and maybe that is why my energy level dropped briefly in the second set. I started to make simple errors and become impatient. In the deciding set I played well and it seemed that my opponent was more tired.”

Next up will be Samantha Stosur (AUS, WTA 21) and the match will most probably be played on Thursday.

 

Thursday, 21. August 2014

 

US Open: Kaia to play Pauline Parmentier in the opening round

The main draw for the last grand slam of the year, the US Open, was made today. Kaia will play Pauline Parmentier (FRA, WTA 74) in the opening round. The tournament starts on Monday, 25th of August, Kaia will play her first round match on Tuesday.

Main draw

 

Sunday, 17. August 2014

 

Connecticut Open

New Haven USA, 17.08. – 23.08.2014 / Premier

KAIA KANEPI — SILVIA SOLER-ESPINOSA / 72. ESP /

4:6 | 2:6

Kaia lost

Kaia lost in the final qualification round. Next tournament will be US Open starting at 25th of August.

 

Saturday, 16. August 2014

 

Connecticut Open

New Haven USA, 17.08. – 23.08.2014 / Premier

KAIA KANEPI — SORANA CIRSTEA / 80. ROU /

6:1 | 6(1):7 | 6:4

Kaia won

Kaia won a very tight match being 1:4 down in the deciding set. To reach to the main draw Kaia has to win one more match and her next opponent will be Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP, WTA 72).

 

Friday, 15. August 2014

 

Connecticut Open

New Haven USA, 17.08. – 23.08.2014 / Premier

KAIA KANEPI — SHAHAR PEER / 164. ISR /

6:1 | 7:5

Kaia won

Kaia played her first match at Connecticut Open qualification tournament today winning 6:1 7:5 against Sahahar Peer (WTA164, ISR). Next up will be Sorana Cirstea (WTA 80, ROU).

Qualifying draw

 

Friday, 18. July 2014

 

Collector Swedish Open

Bastad SWE, 14.07. – 20.07.2014 / International

KAIA KANEPI — MONA BARTHEL / 61. GER /

2:6 | 6(4):7

Kaia lost

Kaia lost in 1 hour and 29 minutes.

Kaia's own words: "I did not start well today. The first set was a bit strange, I was 0:2 down then it got competitive and then I was 2:5 down. In the second set I served better and then it got a bit easier. It was easier to return than to serve today. While returning I did not have to use that much power to start the point, I did not have much power today."

After a short rest Kaia starts to prepare for hard-court tournaments. The schedule will be available soon.

 

Thursday, 17. July 2014

 

Collector Swedish Open

Bastad SWE, 14.07. – 20.07.2014 / International

KAIA KANEPI — RICHEL HOGENKAMP / 152. NED /

6:3 | 6:1

Kaia won

Kaia won and reached to the quarter-finals.

Kaia's own words: "I think I played quite well today. I was aggressive and it worked. I did not find good service rhythm in the beginning but in the middle of the first set it got better and I felt quite confident."

Tomorrows opponent will be Mona Barthel (GER, WTA 61) and the match is scheduled as the second match of the day on centre court. First match starts at 11 local time / 12 Estonian time.

 

Tuesday, 15. July 2014

 

Collector Swedish Open

Bastad SWE, 14.07. – 20.07.2014 / International

KAIA KANEPI — JOHANNA LARSSON / 73. SWE /

6:2 | 4:6 | 7:5

Kaia won

Kaia won in the opening round after being 2:5 down in the deciding set.

Kaia’s own words: “It was a tough match today. According to the scoreboard I won the first set comfortably, but I did realize already in the beginning that she plays good here and I was not very sharp today. Being 2:5 down in the decider I thought that I still have a chance. When I had the opportunity I did try to play aggressively, when not, I tried to be patient. It was difficult to attack today as the court is quite slow and balls bounced very high. It was a bit breezy today as well and it was hard to come forward and play aggressively.”

Kaia will meet Richel Hogenkamp (NED, WTA 152) in the second round. Hogenkamp come through qualifying and won her first round match against the fifth seed Anna Schmiedlova (SVK, WTA 68) 6:3 6:1. The match will be most probably be played on Thursday.

 

Sunday, 13. July 2014

 

Bastad: Kaia will meet Larsson in the opening round

The main draw for Collector Swedish Open was made today and Kaia will meet Johanna Larsson (SWE, WTA 73) in the opening round. Kaia met Larsson in the semi final match in Contrexeville earlier this month and then Kaia won 3:6 6:3 6:2.

Collector Swedish Open is a WTA International event with $250,000 prixe money. Kaia has played in Bastas two times before and so far has not won a match. Larsson was the runner-up last year, losing to Serena Williams in the final. The match is scheduled as the second match at center court on Tuesday. First match start at 11 local time/ 12 Estonian time.

main draw

 

Saturday, 12. July 2014

© Open GDF SUEZ de Biarritz © Open GDF SUEZ de Biarritz
 

$100,000 Biarritz

Biarritz FRA, 07.07. – 13.07.2014 / ITF

KAIA KANEPI — TELIANA PEREIRA / 102. BRA /

6:2 | 6:4

Kaia won

Kaia won 6:2 6:4 and is the winner of Biarritz tournament.

 

Friday, 11. July 2014

© Open GDF SUEZ de Biarritz
 

$100,000 Biarritz

Biarritz FRA, 07.07. – 13.07.2014 / ITF

KAIA KANEPI — MANDY MINELLA / 126. LUX /

6:2 | 6:4

Kaia won

 

Thursday, 10. July 2014

 

$100,000 Biarritz

Biarritz FRA, 07.07. – 13.07.2014 / ITF

KAIA KANEPI — LAURA THORPE / 278. FRA /

6:0 | 6:1

Kaia won

 

Wednesday, 09. July 2014

 

$100,000 Biarritz

Biarritz FRA, 07.07. – 13.07.2014 / ITF

KAIA KANEPI — STEPHANIE VOGT / 156. LIE /

2:6 | 7:5 | 6:3

Kaia won

 

Tuesday, 08. July 2014

 

$100,000 Biarritz

Biarritz FRA, 07.07. – 13.07.2014 / ITF

KAIA KANEPI — VIKTORIYA TOMOVA / 324. BUL /

7:5 | 6:3

Kaia won

 

Sunday, 06. July 2014

 

$100,000 Contrexeville

Contrexeville FRA, 30.06. – 06.07.2014 / ITF

KAIA KANEPI — IRINA-CAMELIA BEGU / 81. ROU /

3:6 | 4:6

Kaia lost

Kaia lost in the final 3:6 4:6.

Next tournament will be $100 000 ITF event in Biarritz, France starting on Monday. Kaia will play a qualifier in the opening round.

ITF Biarritz main draw