Bastad SWE, 14.07. – 20.07.2014 / International
Kaia won in the opening round after being 2:5 down in the deciding set.
Kaia’s own words: “It was a tough match today. According to the scoreboard I won the first set comfortably, but I did realize already in the beginning that she plays good here and I was not very sharp today. Being 2:5 down in the decider I thought that I still have a chance. When I had the opportunity I did try to play aggressively, when not, I tried to be patient. It was difficult to attack today as the court is quite slow and balls bounced very high. It was a bit breezy today as well and it was hard to come forward and play aggressively.”
Kaia will meet Richel Hogenkamp (NED, WTA 152) in the second round. Hogenkamp come through qualifying and won her first round match against the fifth seed Anna Schmiedlova (SVK, WTA 68) 6:3 6:1. The match will be most probably be played on Thursday.