Madrid Spain, 05.05. – 13.05.2013 / Premier Clay
Kaia won and reached to the quarterfinals.
Kaia's own words: "It was intense match today. In the beginning we both were feeling out the game. The court was a bit more slippery compared to other courts – it was different to play there. I started to play better in the middle of the first set and felt more and more solid.
In the beginning of the second set my hip flexor muscle starter to hurt and I called for the trainer. I did not move at all when I felt the pain, I lost the desire to play, I was bothered that I could not give my maximum. The trainer put a very strong tape on the muscle so it was weird to walk, but it helped.
She froze when we started to play after my medical time out. Then she took medical herself, she went off court as well. I did not take it seriously, I hit serve and kept myself warm. The timeout did not bother me. I am very happy that I managed to play till the end and win it.
I have had many matches not in a short period of time. As I did not play for six month my body needs to adjust to the pressure.
According to the current plans I will play tomorrow."
Kaia will meet Maria Sharapova (RUS, WTA2) in tomorrow's quarterfinal match. The match will be at centre court as the second match of the day. First match starts at 10:50 local time /11:50 Estonian time.