The main draw of Brisbane International was made today and Kaia will meet the 5th seed Andrea Petkovic (WTA 13, GER) in the opening round. Kaia is leading their head-to-head by 2:0 and the last encounter was thee years ago in the same tournament. Head-to-head
The match will be played on Sunday as the second match starting after 13:00 local time / 5:00 Estonian time.
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Kaia travelled to Australia to start her new season in WTA Premier level tournament Brisbane International. The tournament starts on Sunday January 4th. Next up will be Hobart International event and the first Grand Slam event of the year, the Australian Open, starting January 19th.
Kaia finished the 2014 season ranked 52 in the WTA singles ranking. She participated in 22 tournaments, won in total 28 matches and lost 21 encounters. Her highlights of the year were reaching to the fourth round at US Open and winning ITF $100 000 event in France. All results of the 2014 season are here
Kaia was awarded as the best female tennis player in Estonia in 2014 by Estonian Tennis Federation. Kaia has commented her 2014 season and preparation for 2015 in her Facebook Fan page and in Estonian press (in Estonian):
The main draw for WTA international event in Linz was made today and Kaia's first round opponent will be Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK, WTA 48)
The main draw of China Open, a WTA premier event in Beijing was made today. Kaia will meet Maria Sharapova (WTA4, RUS) in the opening round. Sharapova has won all three of the previous meetings. The match will most probably be scheduled for Sunday.
Kaia is the 6th seed at Kia Korea Open, an International level WTA tournament, which started today in Seoul. Kaia's first round opponent is a qualifier Elizaveta Kulichkova (WTA 208, RUS). The match will be played on Tuesday at 11 local time / 5 am Estonian time.
The main draw for the last grand slam of the year, the US Open, was made today. Kaia will play Pauline Parmentier (FRA, WTA 74) in the opening round. The tournament starts on Monday, 25th of August, Kaia will play her first round match on Tuesday.
The main draw for Collector Swedish Open was made today and Kaia will meet Johanna Larsson (SWE, WTA 73) in the opening round. Kaia met Larsson in the semi final match in Contrexeville earlier this month and then Kaia won 3:6 6:3 6:2.
Collector Swedish Open is a WTA International event with $250,000 prixe money. Kaia has played in Bastas two times before and so far has not won a match. Larsson was the runner-up last year, losing to Serena Williams in the final. The match is scheduled as the second match at center court on Tuesday. First match start at 11 local time/ 12 Estonian time.
Kaia will meet Jelena Jankovic (SRB, WTA 7) in the opening round of The Championships in Wimbledon. Kaia and Jelena have played 6 times before and their head-to-head score is tied at 3:3. Jankovic has won the last two encounters. The match will be played on Tuesday, 24th of June.
The main draw of Topshelf Open was made today and Kaia will meet Yvonne Meusburger (WTA 38. AUT) in the opening round. Topshelf Open is the first grass court tournament for Kaia this year. The first main draw matches will be played on Sunday, June 15th.
Kaia and Alexandra Panova (RUS) lost today 3:6 1:6 in doubles third round match against the fourth seeded e Kveta Peschke (CZE)- Katarina Srebotnik (SLO).
Kaia and Alexandra Panova (RUS) won the second round match against Tatjana Maria (GER) and Elina Svitolina (UKR) by 6:2 6:3. Their opponent in the third round will be Kveta Peschke (CZE)- Katarina Srebotnik (SLO) or Oksana Kalashnikova (GEO) - Katarzyna Piter (POL).
Kaia and Alexandra Panova (RUS) won 4:6 7:5 6:4 their first round doubles match against Sorana Cirstea (ROU) and Maria Kirilenko (RUS). In the second round they will meet Tatjana Maria (GER) and Elina Svitolina (UKR).
Kaia will meet Monica Niculescu (WTA 75, ROU) in the opening round of Roland Garros. The main draw matches start on Sunday. Kaia's match is scheduled at court number 3 as the second match of the day. First match starts at 11 local time / 12 Estonian time.
After consulting with doctors in Madrid, Kaia decided to withdraw from Rome WTA tournament due to right heel injury.
Kaia’s own words: „I started to feel pain again in my right heel after first round match in Miami. Usually some minor pain in the heel passes within one day, it took two weeks to recover this time. It also affected my preparation for the clay season as I could only play once a day. During past tournaments I could only play the first set without any pain, then I started to feel some pain in the heel again.
After my first round loss in Madrid I consulted with several doctors who in overall were optimistic. They said that it is common for athletes and with right treatment and exercises it is possible to overcome it. Right now I give my legs a bit rest and do recreational exercises that the doctors suggested. I do plan to participate in Paris and Wimbledon.“
Kaia will meet Alison Riske (WTA 46, USA) in the opening round of Mutua Madrid Open WTA tournament. The match is scheduled tomorrow, as the fourth match of the day at Arantxa Sanchez Vicario arena. First match starts at 11 local time / 12 Estonian time.
Kaia has played against Riske once before, in Wimbledon last year, and Kaia is leading their head-to-head 1:0.
Most of the top players are participating at the WTA premier event Mutua Madrid Open. The first seed is Serena Williams (WTA 1, USA). Main draw
The draw for WTA International event Portugal Open was made today. Kaia will meet Yvonne Meusburger (AUT, WTA 38) in the opening round. Kaia is seeded 5th in the draw, the first seed is Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP, WTA 16).
Kaia has played against Yvonne Meusburger once before, but it was in year 2003. The winner of that match was Meusburger.
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.