Paris France, 26.05. – 08.06.2013 / GS clay
Kaia won her first round match at Roland Garros beating Klara Zakopalova. The match lasted 1 hour 22 minutes. Kaia was leading in the first set 5:1 but Zakopalova managed to level the set.
Kaia's own words: "I played well in the beginning of the match. Then I did not play that well and my opponent started to play better. I had my chances earlier in the first set but did not take them. I was not nervous when I had lost my lead. When the score was 5:5 I thought that I will not give her anything, if she wants to take points then she have to work for them herself.
In the second set it felt that she was upset and was sort of giving up. At 5:0 down, she started to attack everything "blindfolded" and succeeded to come back to 5:2. Luckily I then served well and won.
The things are not often turning out perfectly in the match, you have to manage and come out from different situations and today I did."
Kaia wil play Stefanie Voegele (SUI, WTA 56) in the second round. The match will be held tomorrow as the third match of the day. Play starts at 11 local time / 12 Estonian time.