26 May 2012

Erakovic to meet 93rd-ranked player at French Open

12:23 pm on 26 May 2012

New Zealand's tennis number one Marina Erakovic will meet Lourdes Dominguez Lino of Spain in the first round of the French Open which starts at Roland Garros on Sunday night.

Both go into the tournament unseeded but Erakovic with a world ranking of 40 outranks the Spaniard, who's 93rd in the world, by 53 places - but Lino has a good record on clay.

If Erakovic made it through to the third round she would meet second seed Maria Sharapova, barring a major upset.