Tuesday, 20. January 2015


Australian Open

Melbourne AUS, 19.01. – 31.01.2015 / GS


6:2 | 4:6 | 5:7

Kaia lost


Saturday, 17. January 2015


Melbourne: Kaia to play Falconi in the open in ground

Kaia's first round opponent at Australian Open will be Irina Falconi (USA, WTA 110). Kaia is leading their head-to-head by 1:0.

Main draw is here.

First round matches will start on Monday, 19th of January. Kaia's first round match will most probably be played on Tuesday, 20th of January.


Wednesday, 14. January 2015


Hobart International

Hobart AUS, 11.01. – 17.01.2015 / International


w | o |

Kaia lost

Kaia has pulled out of the tournament.

Kaia's comment: "Tasmanian weather changes quickly and the rain with heavy wind gusts have left mark on many players health who come from warmer conditions. I shall rest a few days and next up is awaited 1st Grand Slam of the year Australian Open".

Kaia faces first Irina Falconi at the 1st Grand Slam of the year.

Draw can be found here. Matches will resume on Monday 19.01 and Kaia's draw side plays on Tuesday.


Sunday, 11. January 2015


Hobart International

Hobart AUS, 11.01. – 17.01.2015 / International


6:4 | 6:1

Kaia won

Kaia won 1st round at a new tournament.

Kaia's thoughts after the match: "Mentally it was a bit tough to start a new tournament after such short pause and also I didn't feel very sharp physically. In Brisbane matches were held under the roof and here I played outside in the sun. Everything felt a bit bright and unusual, regardless I managed to play decent tennis. I am glad about the win and also the fact that I can play here more.

Those who missed the match you can re-watch it here.


Thursday, 08. January 2015


Brisbane International

Brisbane AUS, 04.01. – 10.01.2015 / Premier


6:4 | 4:6 | 3:6

Kaia lost

Kaia lost after very competitive battle in three sets 6:4, 4:6, 3:6.

Kaia’s own words: „I played very well in the beginning, I was reading her shots well, played bravely and she made more mistakes. The match leveled in the end of the first set. In the second set my service % dropped and it got difficult. The decider was very competitive. I regret losing one of my service games when being ahead 30:0. Still, I tried to fight till the end as the match is not won before the final point is won. In overall, I am quite satisfied with my current form and I hope to get some good matches in Hobart.”

Next up will be WTA international level event in Hobart starting on Sunday, 11th of January. First round opponent will be Monica Puig (WTA 59, PUR).


Wednesday, 07. January 2015


Brisbane International

Brisbane AUS, 04.01. – 10.01.2015 / Premier


6:3 | 7:6(3)

Kaia won

Kaia won in two sets and reached again Quater Finals of this tournament where she plays 2nd seeded Serb Ana Ivanovic. Match will be held on Pat Rafter Arena at 19:00 local time (11:00 Estonian time) on Thursday 8.01.

An interview with Kaia after her win is here


Sunday, 04. January 2015


Brisbane International

Brisbane AUS, 04.01. – 10.01.2015 / Premier


6:4 | 5:7 | 6:4

Kaia won

Kaia won intriguing match that lasted nearly 2 hours and 26 minutes.

Kaia in own words: " I went to play without any pressure. I hoped to get a good match in the beginning of this new season to get my feet going. At start it felt that neither of us got into the rhythm but since the middle of the first set things got better for both of us. This match was like any other match where one player played better at some point and on other times another player played better. Generally speaking I think it was a good match - win or loss is matter of small things as it was rather equal performance from both sides".

The best moments of the match can be seen here.

Next up wll be Madison Brengle (USA, WTA 91) and the match will be played most probably on Wednesday.


Saturday, 03. January 2015


Brisbane: Kaia to play Petkovic in the opening round

The main draw of Brisbane International was made today and Kaia will meet the 5th seed Andrea Petkovic (WTA 13, GER) in the opening round. Kaia is leading their head-to-head by 2:0 and the last encounter was thee years ago in the same tournament. Head-to-head

The match will be played on Sunday as the second match starting after 13:00 local time / 5:00 Estonian time.

Main draw


Saturday, 27. December 2014

© Madis Kallas © Open GDF SUEZ de Biarritz

Kaia starts her new season in Brisbane

Kaia travelled to Australia to start her new season in WTA Premier level tournament Brisbane International. The tournament starts on Sunday January 4th. Next up will be Hobart International event and the first Grand Slam event of the year, the Australian Open, starting January 19th.

Kaia finished the 2014 season ranked 52 in the WTA singles ranking. She participated in 22 tournaments, won in total 28 matches and lost 21 encounters. Her highlights of the year were reaching to the fourth round at US Open and winning ITF $100 000 event in France. All results of the 2014 season are here

Kaia was awarded as the best female tennis player in Estonia in 2014 by Estonian Tennis Federation. Kaia has commented her 2014 season and preparation for 2015 in her Facebook Fan page and in Estonian press (in Estonian):

ERR 17.11.2014

Postimees 18.11.2014

Delfi 30.11.2014


Tuesday, 07. October 2014


Generali Ladies Linz

Linz AUT, 06.10. – 12.10.2014 / International


4:6 | 7:5 | 2:6

Kaia lost

Kaia lost in a tough battle and due to lower back injury is forced to withdraw from the last tournament of this season in Luxembourg.

Kaia's own words: "I tried to mix things up today with slices and net approaches.I did not feel comfortable today and tried to find my game. My back started to trouble me in the end of the first set and it affected the whole match. I have to withdraw from Luxembourg and come home to find out more about the injury".


Sunday, 05. October 2014


Linz: Kaia to play Rybarikova in the opening round

The main draw for WTA international event in Linz was made today and Kaia's first round opponent will be Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK, WTA 48)


Sunday, 28. September 2014


China Open

Beijing CHN, 27.09. – 05.10.2014 / Premier


4:6 | 1:6

Kaia lost

Kaia lost to Sharapova 4:6 1:6.

Kaia’s own words: “I felt good during the first set, then the match was competitive as well. I did not get easy points. When I had a sudden opportunity, I wanted to do something special with the ball and made mistakes. If you loose the first set to a top player then you need to play even better in the second set, it is very difficult and it did not work out for me today.”

Next tournament for Kaia is WTA international event in Linz, starting in October 6th.


Friday, 26. September 2014


Beijing: Kaia to play Sharapova in the opening round

The main draw of China Open, a WTA premier event in Beijing was made today. Kaia will meet Maria Sharapova (WTA4, RUS) in the opening round. Sharapova has won all three of the previous meetings. The match will most probably be scheduled for Sunday.


Friday, 19. September 2014


Kia Korea Open

Seoul Korea, 15.09. – 21.09.2014 / International


7:6(3) | 2:6 | 3:6

Kaia lost

Kaia lost a three set long battle 7:6 2:6 3:6.

Kaia's own words: "Maria played well from the second set, she returned also very well. During long rallies I did not have much strength today. In overall it feels totally different to play while ill. I could not see the ball very well and took longer to react than normally. It has been a week full of troubles :)"

Next tournament will be China Open in Beijing, starting September 27th.


Thursday, 18. September 2014


Kia Korea Open

Seoul Korea, 15.09. – 21.09.2014 / International


3:6 | 6:3 | 6:2

Kaia won

Kaia won today and will meet Maria Kirilenkoga (RUS, WTA 155) in the quarterfinal match tomorrow.

Kaia's own words: "She served well today and it was difficult to find any rhythm. I was in bed the whole day yesterday with a cold and I felt a bit weak today. In the beginning of the second set I felt very weak and called for a trainer, but she did not do anything to help. I just continued, did not give up and adjusted. The weather got cooler as well and I found some more strength."

The quarterfinal match will be played tomorrow at center court as the third match of the day. First match starts at 12 local time / 6 in the morning Estonian time.


Tuesday, 16. September 2014


Kia Korea Open

Seoul Korea, 15.09. – 21.09.2014 / International


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


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


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


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).