19 Jan 2012

Erakovic makes her exit from Australian Open

12:25 pm on 19 January 2012

The New Zealand tennis number one Marina Erakovic has made her exit from the Australian Open, after a three-set second round loss to American number two Christina McHale Erakovic in the singles, and a straight sets first round loss in the doubles with her Taiwanese partner.

Meanwhile the main contenders have advanced to the third round.

Mardy Fish became the first men's top 10 seed to drop out after a three-set defeat, the eighth seed losing in three sets to Colombia's Alejandro Falla.

Champion Kim Clijsters, French Open winner Li Na, world number one Caroline Wozniacki and third seed Victoria Azarenka all advanced, along with second seed Rafa Nadal and world number three Roger Federer with a walkover.