Paris FRA, 27.05. – 10.06.2012 / GS clay
Kaia won and will meet Irina-Camelia Begu'ga (ROU WTA 59) in the second round on Thursday.
Kaia’s own words: "Physically I feel great, my tennis was not the best today. And well, this is the first match at Grand Slam, the atmosphere here is much different from an ordinary tournament, it takes some time to get use to it. There were many Estonians watching today as well. I hope I feel better in the second match.
As I have said before, I play doubles for fun. Next year with Arvidson we also played with Huber and Raymond and we were close to a set win :) - we’ll see tomorrow. It is not easy for them as well, the first round, and we are tough opponents. My partner plays doubles very well.
I have never played with Begu before but I have seen her play. She hits with topspin, and plays points – does not hit randomly. There is no point to predict anything, it is important that I feel well and play well, then I am happy.”
Kaia will start doubles tournament tomorrow and the match is Schedule to court number 9 as the second match of the day. The first match starts at 11 local time/ 12 Estonian time. Kaia’s partner is Shuai Zhang'iga (WTA 169, doubles 43) and they will meet the first seeds Liezel Huber'i and Lisa Raymond.