Seoul Korea, 17.09. – 23.09.2012 / International $500K hard
Kaia won and will meet Varvara Lepchenko (USA, WTA 21) in the semi-final match. The match will be tomorrow at centre court as the second meeting. Matches start at 12 local time/ 6 Estonian time.
Kaia’s own words: "It was difficult and competitive match today. The conditions were a bit different compared to my other matches here. It was a bit uncomfortable in the beginning with the lights and it was a bit cold today as well. My game was today up and down, it also showed in the score line. My opponent played well and aggressive. I think it helped me a that I managed to keep calm during difficult situations, my opponent was quite nervous at times. Although altogether the match was not the greatest, I am very satisfied with the win today. I actually quite enjoyed the difficult situations and how I managed to overcome them. In the second set when I was behind, I thought that I will play one point at the time and as long as the set s not over, I have a chance.
I do not know much about my tomorrows opponent. I have not played with her before but I did see her match a bit today. She is not very aggressive left-handed player, she hits with a lot of topspin. It will be very competitive match tomorrow, I have to be patient and choose the right shot at the right time.“