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Re: Kaia Kanepi Cheering Thread!!!

Kaia is up 64 21
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Re: Kaia Kanepi Cheering Thread!!!

d. Tanasugarn 64 63

She was actually a break down in 1st set, but then never looked back.

7 aces, 4 DFs. Won over 60% of points on 1st and 2nd serve.

So happy with this win Especially being out 2 months with an injury.

Next round vs Date Krumm or Soler Espniosa.
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Go Kaia
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Re: Kaia Kanepi Cheering Thread!!!

Yeah,this was a tough first-rounder for Kaia to face---a multiple title-winner who's given lots of top players some tough matches.So,this was a really nice,impressive win and she moves on to face either Soler-Espinosa or Date-Krumm.Kaia is 1-0 H2H against each gal,but I think the Spaniard would probably be the easier opponent in this case

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Yeah,this was a tough first-rounder for Kaia to face---a multiple title-winner who's given lots of top players some tough matches.So,this was a really nice,impressive win and she moves on to face either Soler-Espinosa or Date-Krumm.Kaia is 1-0 H2H against each gal,but I think the Spaniard would probably be the easier opponent in this case
I am very happy that Kaia won. Eventhough Tanasugarn is not at her best right now, she is one tough b*tch to beat any day. She runs most balls back and make you hit them harder and harder until you UE.
For Kaia, this was a perfect opening match. She had to hit each ball back many times to get her feel back.

Next up Soler-Espinosa I'm glad Date-Krumm got beaten, she would have been a dreadful opponent

Good luck Kaia and Anett in 2014.
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Re: Kaia Kanepi Cheering Thread!!!

Li Na lost in first round to Halep, so good luck Kaia
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Li Na lost in first round to Halep, so good luck Kaia
Her side of the draw is somewhat open now, so she better use this opportunity. She has a QF to defend, hopefully she manages that.

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Kanepi vs. Tanasugarn:

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I arrived at 2-all in the second with Tamarine at double break-point, so at that point I figured Kaia was probably rather rusty and out-of-form and Tamarine was taking advantage. Not quite the case! Immediately Tamarine blew the 2-all game with a huge flurry of unforced errors. Kaia looked really fit actually (I seem to remember her being a bit chubby before) whereas Tamarine did not look horrible, but definitely a bit lacking in the fitness department. Tamarine also had tape on her right arm, so maybe it is injured? Unfortunately, the match had almost no atmosphere because, even on a field court, almost no one was there, which I thought was strange as both of these players have had some good results and I would have thought people had heard of them. At first the points I saw were just long baseline rallies, with almost every single one ending in an unforced error. Not pretty stuff. Tamarine started to look really upset with herself, and her errors after blowing two break points, but she couldn't take them. I quickly noticed that Kaia is huge! She's really tall, and is really powerfully-built. She clearly has the ability to destroy the ball. For some reason this match she seemed to be trying to contain her power, as she was really just pushing. Because of this, Tamarine had many chances, both within rallies and within games, to take control, but she just missed so often that she slowly and surely fell farther behind. As the set continued, Kaia just pushed and Tamarine made error after error. Clearly Kaia was containing her ballbashing abilities, but I couldn't tell if it was strategic, as she knew Tamarine would miss, or if she always pushes now, due to lack of confidence or something else. Basically Kaia didn't really do anything, which allowed Tamarine to self-destruct. Tamarine seemed very upset with her game as she watched it slip away, however she was very nice after, sticking around to sign even though she lost.

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Kaia: Like I said, she has really, really powerful build, so I honestly think she is meant to bash, and that has taken her to two major quarterfinals. Pushing worked very well today, but this is not getting to get her past stronger, more dogged opponents. With this game, I don't see much happening, but she gave me the impression that she could be a pretty successful ballbasher if she had the proper focus and all that.
Tamarine: Maybe she is injured, because of her arm tape, but it was disappointing. She had plenty of chances, as Kaia was doing nothing, but she always found a way to miss. You could see that her game and court-sense were still there, as she hit some very nice shots and volleys, but the only solution I can see is a lot of practice. If Tamarine wants to put in a lot of work and practicing consistency, she can still be top fifty, but at this point in her life I'm not sure whether she wants to work that hard, which just means she will miss a lot of chances and play very rusty on the occasions she does play.
Maybe not overly positive, but better than spraying the ball out by herself. And she could not be confident yet either.
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Re: Kaia Kanepi Cheering Thread!!!

Wonderful to see Kaia back with a Grand Slam win!

It was an important win. Now win your next US Open match too, Kaia!

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Re: Kaia Kanepi Cheering Thread!!!

Kanepi lost 4-6 2-6 to Soler-Espinosa.

Good luck Kaia and Anett in 2014.
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Not sure at all what was happening. She had issues keeping her serve and had no chance in hell on Soler-Espinosa's serve.

She got only 2 BP's in one service game and couldn't convert. She never made that stage again to even have a chance to break

Good luck Kaia and Anett in 2014.
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Re: Kaia Kanepi Cheering Thread!!!

Yes. Sucks. Just when I thought there are good chances to reach 4th round Disappointed for now. But not bad result in the bigger picture I guess.
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From with brand Kaia has her apparel??
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She buys her own clothes as far as I know. But seems to wear Nike most of the time.
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