Madrid Spain, 05.05. – 13.05.2013 / Premier Clay
Kaia won and reached to the second round for the first time in this tournament.
Kaia’s own words: „It was quite nervous match with many ups and downs. I wanted to win very badly as I had never won a single match here before. I started slowly in the first set, I was searching for my game. She played well in the first two sets. She did not give me easy points, I had to fight for every point myself. The rallies were long and I had to dictate the pace. In the third set I was calmer and played more successfully.
In the next round I would like to play more against Stosur, as she is a top 10 player and I have not played against such a high ranked player for a long time. But it does not matter who the opponent will be, either way it will be very difficult match.“
Next up will be Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP, WTA 23), who beat Sam Stosur (AUS, WTA 9). Kaia's next match will be on Wednesday.