5 Jan 2010

Erakovic out of the doubles

11:48 am on 5 January 2010

New Zealand tennis number two Marina Erakovic and her Slovenian partner Polona Hercog are out of the doubles at the ASB classic in Auckland, going down in straight sets to the top seeds and world number one combination.

Erakovic and Hercog had their chances in the first set against Zimbabwe's Cara Black and the American Liezel Huber but didn't take them, Black and Huber winning it 6-3.

Erakovic and Hercog led the second set 4-1 but Black and Huber came back to force a tiebreak, which they won.

Erakovic now faces a difficult first-up assignment in the singles on Tuesday, taking on former world number 11 player Alize Cornet of France.