24 May 2014

Favourable opening draw for Erakovic at Roland Garros

10:46 am on 24 May 2014

National tennis number one Marina Erakovic has drawn a favourable first-round opponent for the French Open in Paris, which begins on Monday.

Erakovic will face Ukraine's Nadiya Kichenok, who's ranked 117th in the world with the Aucklander currently at 60th.

Fellow Aucklander Michael Venus is playing the French Open for the first time, teaming up in the doubles with Britain's Ken Skupski, who's ranked 66th in the world to Venus's 67th, which is his career high.