Flushing Meadows USA, 25.08. – 07.09.2014 / GS
Kaia won a tight opening round match in three sets 7:6 3:6 6:1.
Kaia’s own words: “First round matches are usually quite nervous but this time I wasn’t anxious in the beginning of the match. I felt physically well since the beginning. It was very hot today and maybe that is why my energy level dropped briefly in the second set. I started to make simple errors and become impatient. In the deciding set I played well and it seemed that my opponent was more tired.”
Next up will be Samantha Stosur (AUS, WTA 21) and the match will most probably be played on Thursday.