24 Aug 2017

Erakovic fails to make US Open singles

1:54 pm on 24 August 2017

The New Zealand tennis player Marina Erakovic has been beaten in the first round of singles qualifying for next week's US Open in New York.

Marina Erakovic

Marina Erakovic Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Erakovic was beaten 6-4, 6-2 in just over an hour in the Flushing Meadows qualifier by Hungarian teenager Fanny Stollar.

It was another disappointing day on court for 29-year-old Erakovic who has battled injury and poor form this season.

Erakovic, who had a career high world singles ranking of 39 in 2012, has slipped to 175.