After many years I wanted to play the WTA tournaments in Asia and other year-ending tournaments but I am not able to. I am disappointed about this. An injury that I picked up before the US OPEN hasn't fully healed and needs longer period for treatment. I want to be healthy for the upcoming season and I hope to play next in Australia.
Next Monday marks a day when a book about me (in Estonian at first) is going to be published and on sale in bookstores around Estonia. I will be signing copies at 5 pm on 13th of November in Rahva Raamat in Viru Keskus shopping centre. This week I play a WTA125 tournament in France Limoges.
Kaia is planning to play her first competitive match after January in Stuttgart WTA premier event this week.
Kaia’s own words: “After quite a long break, I will play this week in Stuttgart's qualifications. I’m exited to play again and lets see how well it goes.
But. During last 18 months I have had shorter and longer breaks due to different illnesses. There has been countless number of tests and consultations with myriad of doctors. It is plain and simple that I’m not able to practice and play as much as it is needed to be competitive in the highest level. To be more specific - Epstein Barr virus is what is bothering me and will show up during stressful situations. It has also caused mononucleosis. So, as I had already quite minimum practice-competition schedule due to my heels, now it looks like I have to tune it down even more. One can dream but it is quite clear to me that competing at the absolute top level is not possible with such minimal preparation.
I do not know exactly how much I can play, therefore I do not have a specific competition schedule nor goals for this season. I will play one tournament at a time and try to enjoy my game. It is to be seen whether I can stay healthy, how I feel emotionally, what level I can achieve and will that satisfy me or not. For sure I do not want to end my career here. The plan forward is to enjoy my game as much as I can with all the limitations and then we’ll see if I play tennis forever or not ☺”
The qualification of Porsche Tennis Grand Prix will start on Saturday, April 16th.
The main draw for this years's US Open was made today and Kaia will meet Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER, WTA 80) in the opening round. This will be their first time to play against each other.
It is time grass tennis and Wimbledon. Kaia is meeting in the first round Su-Wei Hseih (WTA130.) a qualifier to the main the main draw. Main draw matches begin on Monday. Head-to-head us 1-0 in favour of Su-Wei.
The final qualifying round was played today at Marrakesh WTA International event. Kaias opponent for the first round will be Teliana Pereira (WTA 81, BRA). The match will be played on Tuesday as the third match on court number 4. First match starts at 10:30 local time / 12:30 Estonian time.
Kaia's first round opponent at Marrakech WTA International event will be a qualifier. The final qualification round will be played on Monday. Kaia's first round match will most probably be played on Tuesday.
Kaia will play against Shahar Peer (ISR, WTA 118) in the opening round of Katowice Open. The match will be played on Tuesday as the fifth match of the day in court number 1. The first match starts at 12 local time / 13 Estonian time.
The main draw for Miami Open, a Premier Mandatory WTA event is out. Kaia faces in the 1st round one of the wild cards Francoise Abanda (CAN, WTA 235).
The first round matches start on Tuesday 24th of March.
The main draw of BNP Paribas Open which is held in Californian desert was made today and Kaia will play a qualifier Ons Jabeur in the opening match. Match will be held on Thursday. Main draw
The main draw of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships was made today and Kaia will play Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS, WTA 27) in the opening round. Kuznetsova is leading their head-to-head by 2:1. Kaia won their last meeting in Moscow in 2011.
The match is scheduled for tomorrow as the second match at center court. First match starts at 12 local time / 10 Estonian time.
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.