Sunday, 05. May 2013


Mutua Madrid Open

Madrid Spain, 05.05. – 13.05.2013 / Premier Clay


6:3 | 6:7(6) | 6:2

Kaia won

Kaia won and reached to the second round for the first time in this tournament.

Kaia’s own words: „It was quite nervous match with many ups and downs. I wanted to win very badly as I had never won a single match here before. I started slowly in the first set, I was searching for my game. She played well in the first two sets. She did not give me easy points, I had to fight for every point myself. The rallies were long and I had to dictate the pace. In the third set I was calmer and played more successfully.

In the next round I would like to play more against Stosur, as she is a top 10 player and I have not played against such a high ranked player for a long time. But it does not matter who the opponent will be, either way it will be very difficult match.“

Next up will be Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP, WTA 23), who beat Sam Stosur (AUS, WTA 9). Kaia's next match will be on Wednesday.


Wednesday, 08. May 2013


Mutua Madrid Open

Madrid Spain, 05.05. – 13.05.2013 / Premier Clay


6:3 | 6:1

Kaia won

Kaia reached to the third round.

Kaia's own words:"It was a good match today. I had a little big arena fright in the beginning :). I actually like to play at bigger arenas. When I got over it I played aggressively and did not want to let her to build her game. Compared to Portugal Open, the balls fly here a bit faster and bounce a bit higher. This was an advantage for me. I played well today."

Kaia will meet Petra Kvitova (CZE, WTA 8) or Daniela Hantuchova (SVK, WTA 71) in the next round.

In the picture: Kaia with her fitness coach Kristjan Prüüs at the centre court today morning


Friday, 10. May 2013

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Mutua Madrid Open

Madrid Spain, 05.05. – 13.05.2013 / Premier Clay


2:6 | 4:6

Kaia lost

Kaia lost in the quarterfinals to Maria Sharapova

Kaia's own words: "She played quite well today. I had to stay in every point myself and it was difficult to be aggressive. She is better at the moment because when playing with such fast pace I need to play better than I normally play. With other players the pace is not that fast.

Now I have a short recovery and training period and the next tournament will be in Brussels starting on May 20th.

Kaia earned 250 points from Madrid Open and will be raising approximatelly to the 40th position in the WTA rankings on Monday.


Thursday, 09. May 2013


Mutua Madrid Open

Madrid Spain, 05.05. – 13.05.2013 / Premier Clay


6:3 | 6:4

Kaia won

Kaia won and reached to the quarterfinals.

Kaia's own words: "It was intense match today. In the beginning we both were feeling out the game. The court was a bit more slippery compared to other courts – it was different to play there. I started to play better in the middle of the first set and felt more and more solid.

In the beginning of the second set my hip flexor muscle starter to hurt and I called for the trainer. I did not move at all when I felt the pain, I lost the desire to play, I was bothered that I could not give my maximum. The trainer put a very strong tape on the muscle so it was weird to walk, but it helped.

She froze when we started to play after my medical time out. Then she took medical herself, she went off court as well. I did not take it seriously, I hit serve and kept myself warm. The timeout did not bother me. I am very happy that I managed to play till the end and win it.

I have had many matches not in a short period of time. As I did not play for six month my body needs to adjust to the pressure.

According to the current plans I will play tomorrow."

Kaia will meet Maria Sharapova (RUS, WTA2) in tomorrow's quarterfinal match. The match will be at centre court as the second match of the day. First match starts at 10:50 local time /11:50 Estonian time.