Erakovic makes WTA quarterfinals

FRED WOODCOCK
Last updated 07:43 01/02/2013
Marina Erakovic
Getty Images
MAKING THE CUT: Marina Erakovic.

Relevant offers

Sport

Joseph Parker: From shy guy to superstar Joseph Parker and Andy Ruiz to face-off ahead of WBO heavyweight title fight Craig Joubert quits test rugby for referee coaching role Life-size statue of Sir Colin Meads to be cast in bronze in honour of the All Blacks legend Brendon McCullum to turn up the Heat as he returns from surgery to play the Big Bash Sharks' door open to Ben Barba return: Cronulla boss Misfiring Breakers forward Tom Abercrombie vows to shoot his way out of slump Kiwi sprinters lead way at Oceania track cycling championships New Zealand Football signs sponsorship deal with Japanese billionaire Eddie Jones believes England will benefit from Steve Borthwick's Lions role

Kiwi tennis No 1 Marina Erakovic is through to the quarterfinals of the US$235,000 (NZ$280,000) WTA event Pattaya, Thailand.

The 24-year-old has beaten Thai wildcard Varatchaya Wongteanchai 6-3 7-6 in the second round, setting up a quarterfinal date with fifth seed Sabine Lisicki of Germany.

Erakovic recorded her best win of the new year by thrashing world No 27 and third seed Su-Wei Hsie 6-2 6-2 in the first round, shrugging off some of the disappointment caused by her first round exit to Alize Cornet at the Australian Open.

The Aucklander, currently ranked 75 in the world, is using the tournament to prepare for the upcoming Fed Cup in Kazakhstan.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content