20 Feb 2013

Erakovic into second round in Memphis

11:41 am on 20 February 2013

The New Zealand tennis player Marina Erakovic has won both her opening round singles and doubles matches at the Memphis WTA tournament.

Erakovic beat German Annika Beck in three sets, dropping the first 4-6 before clinching the second in a tiebreak 7-6 then claiming the decider 6-4.

She now meets second seed Sofia Arvidsson in the second round on Thursday.

Teaming up with frequent British partner Heather Watson, Erakovic also won her first round doubles match in straight sets, defeating American Ashley Murdock and Ukrainian Mariya Slupska 6-2 6-0.