Saturday, 22. September 2012

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Korea Open

Seoul Korea, 17.09. – 23.09.2012 / International $500K hard


6:4 | 2:6 | 6:4

Kaia won

Kaia won and will meet the first seed Caroline Wazniacki (DEN, WTA 11) in the final. Kaia and Caroline will meet the sixth time, so far Caroline leads 3:2 in head-to-head. The finaly will be played tomorrow at 12 local time/ 6 Estonian time.

Kaia's own words: "I was quite dizzy today. First time I felt alive, when it was 3:3 in the deciding set. Then it become interesting. Physically I was a bit stiff, did not have lightness in my movement, a bit of lack of energy. It was very difficult game also mentally. My opponent played very long shots with lots of topspin to everywhere. It was very tricky.

I have played with Wozniacki several times. I try to be patient and aggressive as well. I cannot start just hitting back to her but I cannot take may risks as well. I think I will need a lot of patients for tomorrow.

In general I am very satisfied to play that much at my first tournament after such a long break.

Tomorrow we will fly to Tokyo and I will have to play there on Monday. It is a bit dense with the matches at the moment but I hope I will pull through"

The qualifiers were placed to the Tokyo tournament's draw today. Kaia will meet Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP WTA 78) in the first round. The Spaniard leads their head-to-head 2:1. Head-to-head Main draw