3 Aug 2011

Erakovic continues winning form

6:44 pm on 3 August 2011

The New Zealand tennis number one Marina Erakovic says her straight sets win over 14th seed Elena Vesnina of Russia wasn't as straightforward as the score might suggest.

Erakovic, who's returned to the top 100, beat Vesnina 6-1,6-2 in the opening round of the of the Carlsbad WTA tournament in San Diego.

Vesnina's ranked 33rd in the world and Erakovic's win comes on the back of recent success over world number four Victoria Azarenka from Belarus.

Erakovic will play world number 77 Virginie Razzano of France in the second round.