Kaia will play her first clay tournament of this season next week in Stuttgart. The main draw for the WTA Premier event was made yesterday and Kaia will meet the former world number one Caroline Wozniacki (WTA 15, DEN) in the opening round. Kaia have played against Caroline six times before and won two of them. The match will be played on Monday night starting at 20:00 local time / 21:00 Estonian time
Kaia's schedule for upcoming clay tournaments can be viewed here
The main draw for Sony Open Tennis, a Premier Mandatory WTA event, is out. Kaia has a bye in the first round and will meet Christina McHale (USA, WTA 57) or Zheng, Jie (CHN, WTA 54) in the second round.
The first round matches start on Tuesday 18th of March
The main draw for BNP Paribas Open was made today and Kaia has bye in the first round. Her second round opponent is a qualifier or Chanelle Scheepers (RSA, WTA 74). The first round matches start tomorrow.
The top seed in the tournament is Na Li (CHN, WTA 2) and all top 20 players, except Serena Williams (USA, WTA 1), are participating. Kaia is seeded in the draw as 24th.
The qualification tournament of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships ended today and Kaia's opponent in the first round will be Flavia Pennetta (ITA, WTA 22). The match is scheduled for tomorrow as the third match of the day at court number 1. Matches start at 14 local time / 12 Estonian time
The main draw for WTA premier level tournament Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships was made today. Kaia will meet a qualifier in the first round. The main draw matches start on Monday, 17th of February.
Kaia and Renata Voracova met Sara Errani (ITA) and Roberta Vinci (ITA) in the second round doubles match today. The italians won 1:6, 6:1, 6:1
Kaia and Renata Voracova won their first round doubles match against Sally Peers / Viktorija Rajicic 6:3, 6:1. They will meet the winner of Sara Errani (ITA)/ Roberta Vinci (ITA) and Mona Barthel (GER) / Megan Moulton-Levy (USA) match on Friday.
Kaia will meet Garbine Muguruza'ga (ESP, WTA 38) in the opening round of Australian Open. Muguruza won her first WTA title today in Hobart. This will be their first meeting and match will be played on Tuesday as the third match of the day. First matches start at 11 am local time / 2 am Estonian time.
Kaia will also play doubles with Renata Voracova'ga (CZE, WTA 209). Their first opponents are Sally Peers (AUS, WTA 437) Viktorija Rajicic (AUS, WTA 296). The doubles match will most probably be played on Wednesday.
Kaia will meet Victoria Duval (USA, WTA 169) in the first round of Sydney International. The match will start tomorrow at 12 local time / 3 am Estonian time.
The main draw of the WTA Apia International Sydney tournament was made today and Kaia's first opponent is a qualifier. The first seed of the tournament is Agnieszka Radwanska (POL, WTA 5). There are 6 top 10 players in the main draw.
The main draw matches start tomorrow. Kaia's first round match will most probably be played on Monday. If Kaia advances to the second round her opponent will be the winner of Dominika Cibulkova (SVK, WTA 23) and Angelique Kerber (GER, WTA 9) match.
Kaia's opponent in the opening round of Brisbane International is Alexandra Panova (WTA 135, RUS). The match will be played on Monday at 3 am Estonian time / 11 am local time. Kaia and Panova have met twice before and Kaia is leading their head-to-head 2:0.
The first tournament of WTA 2014 season will start tomorrow. Brisbane International is a Premier level tournament with prize money $1,000,000. The first seed of the tournament is the current WTA number 1 Serena Williams (USA). Victoria Azarenka (WTA 2, BLR) and Maria Sharapova (WTA 4, RUS) are also participating.
The main draw was made today and Kaia's first round opponent is a qualifier. The last round of qualifying tournament will be played tomorrow and Kaia's opponent will be announced after that.
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Kaia will start the new season in Brisbane where the Premier level WTA tournament will begin on the December 29th. After that Premier tournament in Sydney and Australian Open in Melbourne later in January will be in her schedule.
Before flying to Australia, Kaia was reflecting back on the 2013 season in her own words: “This year I had to surpass myself more than the in previous season and it taught me a lot. In the beginning of the season I was recovering form the surgery and it reminded me how important it is to stay healthy. Not only for the professional sport. It certainly affected my motivation. For me the word “motivation” is related to the word “enjoyment”. When I am able to enjoy what I do and can do on court, the desire to fight and win will follow.
This year I got some very good wins and also losses I learnt a lot from. I won Brussels WTA tournament and reached to the quarterfinals in Wimbledon.
To the ones who worry, if and how long I will continue playing tennis, I can tell that I love tennis very much. I know now, that the best way to play tennis it is when you feel free from inside. When you have no pressure and high expectations. My preparation for the new season went really well. I am healthy and enthusiastic to compete in Australia.
I thank my team members, parents, sponsor and everyone who is cheering for me. Happy Holidays and exciting New Year to you all!”
Kaia finished in the 30th position in the WTA 2013 singles ranking. Her results from the 2013 season are here
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The book about Estonian tennis history “Estonian Tennis 100” was introduced at Tere Tennis centre on Wednesday. The book contains information about events and persons related to Estonian tennis during past 100 years. The authors are Ants Põldmäe, Jaak Ulman, Jaan Jürine ja Maaria Värv. As the cover star of the new book, Kaia was giving a short speech and signing autographs.
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Kaia plays this week an ITF $75 000 level tournament in Sharm El Sheikh. She is the top seed and will meet Reka-Luca Jani (HUN, WTA 244) in the first round. The match will most probably be played on Wednesday.
Main draw is posted here
Kaia will meet Samantha Stosur (WTA 20, AUS) in the first round match of Kremlin Cup. Kaia is leading their head-to-head 1:0.
The match will be played most probably on Wednesday.
The main draw of the WTA international level event in 's-Hertogenbosch was made today. Kaia will have to meed the first seed Roberta Vinci (ITA, WTA11) in the first round. It will be the first match on grass court for both players.
Vinci leads 2:1 in the head-to-head but Kaia won their last meeting in Estoril in 2012.
The match is not scheduled for Monday. Probably it will be held on Tuesday.
Due to rain in Paris Kaiaäs match against Stefanie Voegele (SUI, WTA 56) will continue on Friday as the second match at court number 3. First match starts at 11 local time / 12 Estonian time. Kaia leads in the first set 6:5.