Kaia’s own words: “First round matches are usually quite nervous but this time I wasn’t anxious in the beginning of the match. I felt physically well since the beginning. It was very hot today and maybe that is why my energy level dropped briefly in the second set. I started to make simple errors and become impatient. In the deciding set I played well and it seemed that my opponent was more tired.”
Stosur is a former champ here, but Kaia is no slouch on hard court and as somebody already said, she's got nothing to lose. I have not followed Stosur much this year, superficially scanning her record allows ne to conclude that she has got nothing stellar to report. So it could go either way. GL Kaia!
Happy Kaia beat Parmentier and is into US Open R2 !
Should have been a win in straight sets. But a win is a win
R2 vs Stosur. Head To Head 1-1. Nothing to lose. Kick her ass
Serena: "We have great personalities like Jelena (Jankovic) on the tour." Jelena: "If I had to pick someone after me, I'd pick Serena."
Good Luck Serena Williams Maria Sharapova Jelena Jankovic A. Radwanska V. Zvonareva C. Wozniacki N. Petrova M. Hingis T. Paszek A. Chakvetadze K. Sprem J. Dokic I. Tulyaganova A. Myskina GNTM 2017
I was not able to see the match live, but watching live score was pure torture. In the end I was just praying that Kaia would hold her serve or take her chances. Kaia was able to protect her points from last year. Next CSN.
OMGOMGOMGOMG I am actually shaking atm. My nerves are gone, it is 12:37am but no way I get some sleep anytime soon
I feel you
I'm sooooo happy for this. More happy than for the Jankovic win in Wimbledon. There she played a great match, and was clearly better that day. But this match against Stosur.. A bad first set but managed it still relatively close. Then the 2nd set Stosur going walkabouts, if it wasn't 5-0 to start, Stosur could have easily taken this one too. And then the nervous TB.. 1-4 down. Facing 2 MPs. But taking still winning this
It was really nice to see Kaia fight until the end despite not being able to serve it out. Never mind this ridiculous drop shot in the breaker which even my grandmother could have reached. Credit to Kaia for having the balls to try a drop shot for the first time in the match at such critical juncture.
Very impressed, Stosur played well, but Kaia showed great courage and prolific shotmaking skills. After set 1 I was convinced it would be Stosur in two.
Did I see it correctly that Kaia no longer has Tallink logo on her shirt? Has she parted ways with Pant? If so, good decision!
GL against CSN! A well-known opponent who does not match up to Kaia very well, especially on HC.
After a match like that it's difficult to fall asleep...