Saturday, 25. May 2013

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Brussels Open

Brussels Belgium, 20.05. – 25.05.2013 / Premier clay


6:2 | 7:5

Kaia won

Kaia won the tournament! This is the 4th WTA title for Kaia.

Kaia's own words: "Today went very well, I feel great at the moment.

The first match today was very tricky. She was very uncomfortable opponent. She hits slices, attacks well, serves well, comes to the net and hits many surprising shots. She is very versatile player. It was good that I played well. In general it was very tight match but I was more solid during deciding moments and that mattered today. We played at the first court, not on centre court, and it did not feel like a semifinal match because of that.

During the final I did not feel like it was my second match of the day. I was more excited and it game me more energy as well. I played great tennis in the first set and up to the matchpoints in the second set. I froze a little, started thinking and become a bit nervous. I remembered that I have had difficult situations before on match points. I was playing in the final after quite some time and I could not handle it very well. But I kept playing and tried to compete with my opponent and myself. When I had lost my lead I calmed down a bit. I do not know if my opponent started to play better herself in the end of the second set, I had so much trouble with myself. I played more coureagously in the final games and managed to win the match.

There were many Estonians in the crowd today and the spectators were cheering for me maybe a bit more because of that. I felt the support form the crowd.

I will travel to Paris tomorrow and my first round match will be on Monday or Tuesday. We'll see how it will go, it depends a lot how my game turns out"

Next tournament will be French Open where Kaia reached to the quarterfinals last year. Kaia will meet Klara Zakopalova (CZE, WTA 23) in the first round. The main draw matches start tomorrow but Kaia's match will probably be on Monday or Tuesday.