Thursday, 23. May 2013

© Sergei Sinitsyn

Brussels Open

Brussels Belgium, 20.05. – 25.05.2013 / Premier clay


6:3 | 4:6 | 7:6(4)

Kaia won

Kaia won a very tough match, which was interrupted by the rain couple of times.

Kaia's own words: "It was very cold today, under 10 degrees I guess. It was difficult to play and find the rhythm. First two sets were up and down from both of us. I played a bit better in the end of the first set and I managed to win it. In the third set we both played a lot better. The conditions were better as well, there was no wind, it was warmer and did not rain. Tie break in the deciding set is always a bit of a lottery. When it gets that far then it must be very equal match. I tried to be more courageous and it worked out.

I have never had such a long match before. After the first rain break it was difficult to come back, my hands were so cold I could not feel them. The whole tournament has been very tricky with cold and rainy conditions."

Kaia's intrview

Kaia will meet Jaimie Hampton (USA, WTA 68) in the semifinal match tomorrow.

The main draw for the French Open was made today and Kaia will meet Klara Zakopalova in the first round. Kaia leads theri head-to-head 2:0. Last meeting was in 2010 at Wimbledon. Head-to-head

French Open main draw