23 Jun 2012

Erakovic drawn against Pole ranked 19 places below her

3:36 pm on 23 June 2012

The New Zealand tennis number one Marina Erakovic has a favourable first-round draw at the upcoming Wimbledon grand slam in London.

Erakovic, ranked 45 in the world, will face Poland's Ursula Radwanska first up, who's ranked 19 places below Erakovic at 64th.

The Aucklander is on the same side of the draw as Belarussian world number two Victoria Azarenka, who Erakovic beat at the WTA's Stanford Classic hard court tournament this year - the only time the two have met.