Kanepi fights through to US Open Quarterfinal
Kaia Kanepi upsets #15 seed Wickmayer 0-6 7-6 6-1 to reach her first US Open quarterfinal.
“It feels amazing,” Kanepi said. “I’ve played some of my best tennis with my Wilson BLX racket and I want to keep it going.”
Kanepi has had an outstanding summer and has continued her great form through Flushing Meadows defeating #4 seed Jankovic and fought her way through today’s match against Wickmayer.
“Kaia’s showing great poise and determination,” said Renaud Vallon, Wilson Tour Manager Europe. “We look forward to seeing watching her take it another step further.”
Kanepi will now take on the winner of Andrea Petkovic/Zvonareva for a spot in the semifinals.
Getting to know Kaia Kanepi……..
What age did you start playing tennis? At 8 years old
Who was your idol growing up? Martina Hingis
If you were on a deserted island and could only bring 3 things what would you bring? Water, food and suncream
What is one thing you want to do before leaving New York? I would like to hold the trophy over my head
What do you love about your Wilson Pro Open BLX racket? Power and control… everything I need in a great racket