Erakovic fails to fire in Wimbledon second round

Roger Federer kisses the Wimbledon trophy for the seventh time after beating Andy Murray in the men's final in London.
Roger Federer kisses the Wimbledon trophy for the seventh time after beating Andy Murray in the men's final in London.
Roger Federer collapses on centre court after winning match point against Andy Murray.
Roger Federer collapses on centre court after winning match point against Andy Murray.
Roger Federer steps up to receive the Wimbledon trophy as beaten opponent Andy Murray walks away.
Roger Federer steps up to receive the Wimbledon trophy as beaten opponent Andy Murray walks away.
Andy Murray disputes a point during his Wimbledon final loss to Roger Federer.
Andy Murray disputes a point during his Wimbledon final loss to Roger Federer.
Residents of Scottish town Dunblane, the home of Andy Murray, get excited during the Wimbledon men's singles final.
Residents of Scottish town Dunblane, the home of Andy Murray, get excited during the Wimbledon men's singles final.
Champion Roger Federer (L) poses with beaten finalist Andy Murray after their singles battle on centre court.
Champion Roger Federer (L) poses with beaten finalist Andy Murray after their singles battle on centre court.
Roger Federer salutes the Wimbledon crowd after being presented with his trophy.
Roger Federer salutes the Wimbledon crowd after being presented with his trophy.
Serena and Venus Williams celebrate after winning the Wimbledon doubles final.
Serena and Venus Williams celebrate after winning the Wimbledon doubles final.
Serena Williams and Agnieszka Radwanska walk onto centre court for the women's final.
Serena Williams and Agnieszka Radwanska walk onto centre court for the women's final.
Serena Williams slips on her way to net.
Serena Williams slips on her way to net.
Agnieszka Radwanska stretches for the ball during the women's final.
Agnieszka Radwanska stretches for the ball during the women's final.
Serena Williams collapses on the grass after beating Agnieszka Radwanska in the women's final.
Serena Williams collapses on the grass after beating Agnieszka Radwanska in the women's final.
Serena Williams is all smiles after winning her fifth Wimbledon title.
Serena Williams is all smiles after winning her fifth Wimbledon title.
Roger Federer celebrates his semi-final win over Novak Djokovic.
Roger Federer celebrates his semi-final win over Novak Djokovic.
Novak Djokovic returns serve during his semi-final against Roger Federer.
Novak Djokovic returns serve during his semi-final against Roger Federer.
Novak Djokovic congratulates Roger Federer after their semi-final.
Novak Djokovic congratulates Roger Federer after their semi-final.
Andy Murray celebrates reaching the Wimbledon final.
Andy Murray celebrates reaching the Wimbledon final.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga serves to Andy Murray during their semi-final.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga serves to Andy Murray during their semi-final.
Andy Murray slips during his semi-final against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
Andy Murray slips during his semi-final against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
Serena and Venus Williams celebrate a point during their doubles semi-final win.
Serena and Venus Williams celebrate a point during their doubles semi-final win.
Serena Williams reacts after beating Victoria Azarenka to qualify for her seventh Wimbledon final.
Serena Williams reacts after beating Victoria Azarenka to qualify for her seventh Wimbledon final.
Agnieszka Radwanska (R) consoles beaten opponent Angelique Kerber following their Wimbledon semi-final.
Agnieszka Radwanska (R) consoles beaten opponent Angelique Kerber following their Wimbledon semi-final.
Briton Andy Murray (R) shows no sign of the weight of expectation on him as he shares a joke with coach Ivan Lendl at a practice session.
Briton Andy Murray (R) shows no sign of the weight of expectation on him as he shares a joke with coach Ivan Lendl at a practice session.
Serena Williams in happy spirits during her semi-final defeat of Victoria Azarenka.
Serena Williams in happy spirits during her semi-final defeat of Victoria Azarenka.
Agnieszka Radwanska wins match point against Angelique Kerber to qualify for the Wimbledon final.
Agnieszka Radwanska wins match point against Angelique Kerber to qualify for the Wimbledon final.
Serena Williams in happy spirits during her semi-final defeat of Victoria Azarenka.
Serena Williams in happy spirits during her semi-final defeat of Victoria Azarenka.
An ecstatic Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France leaps in the air after his win over Philipp Kohlschreiber.
An ecstatic Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France leaps in the air after his win over Philipp Kohlschreiber.
Andy Murray waits during a change in ends during his quarterfinal against David Ferrer.
Andy Murray waits during a change in ends during his quarterfinal against David Ferrer.
Venus and Serena Williams (foreground) walk off court after their doubles victory against Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova.
Venus and Serena Williams (foreground) walk off court after their doubles victory against Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova.
Prince William (right) shakes hands with former Wimbledon winner Rod Laver as he exits the arena.
Prince William (right) shakes hands with former Wimbledon winner Rod Laver as he exits the arena.
Andy Murray gets airborne as he serves during his victory over David Ferrer.
Andy Murray gets airborne as he serves during his victory over David Ferrer.
Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber regroups after his defeat to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber regroups after his defeat to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
Serena Williams of the USA  celebrates after winning her Ladies' Singles quarterfinal match against Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic.
Serena Williams of the USA celebrates after winning her Ladies' Singles quarterfinal match against Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic.
Ipek Soylu of Turkey in action during her Girls' Singles first round match against Maria Ines Deheza of Bolivia.
Ipek Soylu of Turkey in action during her Girls' Singles first round match against Maria Ines Deheza of Bolivia.
Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates winning his Gentlemen's Singles fourth round match against Marin Cilic of Croatia.
Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates winning his Gentlemen's Singles fourth round match against Marin Cilic of Croatia.
David Ferrer of Spain in action during his Gentlemen's Singles fourth round match against Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina.
David Ferrer of Spain in action during his Gentlemen's Singles fourth round match against Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina.
A general view of atmosphere on day eight.
A general view of atmosphere on day eight.
Mardy Fish of the USA reaches for a shot during his Gentlemen's Singles fourth round match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France.
Mardy Fish of the USA reaches for a shot during his Gentlemen's Singles fourth round match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France.
Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland lines up a shot during her Ladies' Singles quarterfinal match against Maria Kirilenko of Russia.
Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland lines up a shot during her Ladies' Singles quarterfinal match against Maria Kirilenko of Russia.
Arnaud Clement and Michael Llodra of France in action during their Gentlemen's Doubles third round match against Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan of the USA.
Arnaud Clement and Michael Llodra of France in action during their Gentlemen's Doubles third round match against Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan of the USA.
Sabine Lisicki of Germany returns a shot during her Ladies' Singles quarterfinal match against Angelique Kerber of Germany
Sabine Lisicki of Germany returns a shot during her Ladies' Singles quarterfinal match against Angelique Kerber of Germany
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France celebrates after winning his Gentlemen's Singles fourth round match against  Mardy Fish of the USA.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France celebrates after winning his Gentlemen's Singles fourth round match against Mardy Fish of the USA.
A general view of umpires on day eight.
A general view of umpires on day eight.
Sabine Lisicki of Germany celebrates after her fourth round match against Maria Sharapova of Russia.
Sabine Lisicki of Germany celebrates after her fourth round match against Maria Sharapova of Russia.
Roger Federer returns the ball during his fourth round match against Xavier Malisse.
Roger Federer returns the ball during his fourth round match against Xavier Malisse.
Roger Federer of Switzerland recieves medical attention during his fourth round match against Xavier Malisse of Belgium.
Roger Federer of Switzerland recieves medical attention during his fourth round match against Xavier Malisse of Belgium.
Serena Williams hits a backhand return during her fourth round match against Yaroslava Shvedova.
Serena Williams hits a backhand return during her fourth round match against Yaroslava Shvedova.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France checks on a line judge hit by the ball from a serve by Mardy Fish.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France checks on a line judge hit by the ball from a serve by Mardy Fish.
Victoria Azarenka of Belarus hands to a ball boy feathers that she picked up from the court during her match against Ana Ivanovic.
Victoria Azarenka of Belarus hands to a ball boy feathers that she picked up from the court during her match against Ana Ivanovic.
Viktor Troicki of Serbia slips during his men's singles tennis match against Novak Djokovic.
Viktor Troicki of Serbia slips during his men's singles tennis match against Novak Djokovic.
Spectators shield themselves from the rain showers on day seven of Wimbledon.
Spectators shield themselves from the rain showers on day seven of Wimbledon.
Roger Federer serves to Julien Benneteau of France during his third round match at Wimbledon.
Roger Federer serves to Julien Benneteau of France during his third round match at Wimbledon.
Serbian tennis player Janko Tipsarevic hits a return to Mikhail Youzhny during their third round match at Wimbledon.
Serbian tennis player Janko Tipsarevic hits a return to Mikhail Youzhny during their third round match at Wimbledon.
Novac Djokovic hits a return to Radek Stepanek in a third round match at Wimbledon.
Novac Djokovic hits a return to Radek Stepanek in a third round match at Wimbledon.
Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic celebrates his win over Rafael Nadal in the second round.
Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic celebrates his win over Rafael Nadal in the second round.
Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic unleashes a serve during his second round win over Rafa Nadal.
Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic unleashes a serve during his second round win over Rafa Nadal.
A security guard stands on Centre Court as the roof is closed.
A security guard stands on Centre Court as the roof is closed.
A ballboy crouches near the net on Court One.
A ballboy crouches near the net on Court One.
Andrea Hlavackova of the Czech Republic reaches to hit a return to Kim Clijsters of Belgium.
Andrea Hlavackova of the Czech Republic reaches to hit a return to Kim Clijsters of Belgium.
Sorana Cirstea of Romania celebrates after defeating Li Na of China.
Sorana Cirstea of Romania celebrates after defeating Li Na of China.
Novak Djokovic of Serbia hits a return to Ryan Harrison of the US.
Novak Djokovic of Serbia hits a return to Ryan Harrison of the US.
Maria Sharapovaof Russia serves to Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria.
Maria Sharapovaof Russia serves to Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria.
Sorana Cirstea of Romania celebrates after defeating Li Na of China.
Sorana Cirstea of Romania celebrates after defeating Li Na of China.
Tamira Paszek of Austria celebrates after winning the second set in her womens singles tennis match against Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark.
Tamira Paszek of Austria celebrates after winning the second set in her womens singles tennis match against Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark.
Roger Federer of Switzerland hits a return to Fabio Fognini of Italy.
Roger Federer of Switzerland hits a return to Fabio Fognini of Italy.
Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall sit on Centre Court.
Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall sit on Centre Court.
Urszula Radwanska of Poland in action during her ladies singles first round loss to New Zealand's Marina Erakovic.
Urszula Radwanska of Poland in action during her ladies singles first round loss to New Zealand's Marina Erakovic.
Jamie Baker returns a shot returns a shot during his Gentlemens Singles first round match against Andy Roddick of the USA.
Jamie Baker returns a shot returns a shot during his Gentlemens Singles first round match against Andy Roddick of the USA.
Robin Haase of the The Netherlands in action during his Gentlemens Singles first round match against Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina.
Robin Haase of the The Netherlands in action during his Gentlemens Singles first round match against Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina.
Andy Roddick of the USA reacts to a play during  his Gentlemens Singles first round match against Jamie Baker of Great Britain.
Andy Roddick of the USA reacts to a play during his Gentlemens Singles first round match against Jamie Baker of Great Britain.
Ashleigh Barty of Australia serves during her Ladies Singles first round match against Roberta Vinci of Italy.
Ashleigh Barty of Australia serves during her Ladies Singles first round match against Roberta Vinci of Italy.
Anne Keothavong of Great Britain returns a shot her Ladies Singles first round match against Laura Pous-Tio of Spain.
Anne Keothavong of Great Britain returns a shot her Ladies Singles first round match against Laura Pous-Tio of Spain.
Venus Williams of the US hits a return to Elena Vesnina of Russia during their women's singles tennis match.
Venus Williams of the US hits a return to Elena Vesnina of Russia during their women's singles tennis match.
Kim Clijsters of Belgium celebrates winning her women's singles tennis match against Jelena Jankovic of Serbia.
Kim Clijsters of Belgium celebrates winning her women's singles tennis match against Jelena Jankovic of Serbia.
Roger Federer of Switzerland hits a return to Albert Ramos of Spain during their men's singles tennis match.
Roger Federer of Switzerland hits a return to Albert Ramos of Spain during their men's singles tennis match.
A general view of Court 2.
A general view of Court 2.
Naomi Broady of Great Britain hits a forehand return during her women's singles first round match against Lourdes Dominguez Lino of Spain.
Naomi Broady of Great Britain hits a forehand return during her women's singles first round match against Lourdes Dominguez Lino of Spain.
Matosevic of Australia serves the ball during his men's singles first round match against Xavier Malisse of Belgium.
Matosevic of Australia serves the ball during his men's singles first round match against Xavier Malisse of Belgium.
Ernests Gulbis of Latvia hits a return to Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic during their men's singles tennis match.
Ernests Gulbis of Latvia hits a return to Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic during their men's singles tennis match.
Ernests Gulbis of Latvia celebrates after defeating Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic in their men's singles tennis match.
Ernests Gulbis of Latvia celebrates after defeating Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic in their men's singles tennis match.
Heather Watson of Britain hits a return to Iveta Benesova of the Czech Republic during their women's singles tennis match.
Heather Watson of Britain hits a return to Iveta Benesova of the Czech Republic during their women's singles tennis match.
Petra Kvitova arrives at the WTA Tour Pre-Wimbledon Party at The Roof Gardens.
Petra Kvitova arrives at the WTA Tour Pre-Wimbledon Party at The Roof Gardens.
Roger Federer of Switzerland bounces a football at the practice courts at Wimbledon.
Roger Federer of Switzerland bounces a football at the practice courts at Wimbledon.
Caroline Wozniacki arrives at the WTA Tour Pre-Wimbledon Party at The Roof Gardens.
Caroline Wozniacki arrives at the WTA Tour Pre-Wimbledon Party at The Roof Gardens.
Andy Murray of Great Britain in a practice session.
Andy Murray of Great Britain in a practice session.
Venus Williams (L) and Serena Williams (R) arrive at the WTA Tour Pre-Wimbledon Party at The Roof Gardens.
Venus Williams (L) and Serena Williams (R) arrive at the WTA Tour Pre-Wimbledon Party at The Roof Gardens.
Rafael Nadal of Spain serves in a practice session.
Rafael Nadal of Spain serves in a practice session.
 Ana Ivanovic arrives at the WTA Tour Pre-Wimbledon Party at The Roof Gardens.
Ana Ivanovic arrives at the WTA Tour Pre-Wimbledon Party at The Roof Gardens.
Novak Djokovic talks to the media during a pre-tournament press conference at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon.
Novak Djokovic talks to the media during a pre-tournament press conference at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon.
Maria Sharapova arrives at the WTA Tour Pre-Wimbledon Party at The Roof Gardens.
Maria Sharapova arrives at the WTA Tour Pre-Wimbledon Party at The Roof Gardens.
Tents are put up as tennis fans camp over night during previews for the Wimbledon Championships.
Tents are put up as tennis fans camp over night during previews for the Wimbledon Championships.
Elena Vesnina arrives at the WTA Tour Pre-Wimbledon Party at The Roof Gardens.
Elena Vesnina arrives at the WTA Tour Pre-Wimbledon Party at The Roof Gardens.
Li Na arrives at the WTA Tour Pre-Wimbledon Party at The Roof Gardens.
Li Na arrives at the WTA Tour Pre-Wimbledon Party at The Roof Gardens.
Petra Kvitova talks to the media during a pre-tournament press conference at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon.
Petra Kvitova talks to the media during a pre-tournament press conference at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon.

Marina Erakovic was left ruing missed opportunities at Wimbledon after exiting the singles in the second round.

Erakovic lost to 21st seed Roberta Vinci of Italy 6-4 6-3 although she later teamed up with Thailand's Tamarine Tanasugarn to taste victory in the doubles. They beat the highly-rated Chinese duo of Peng Shuai and Zheng Jie 6-2 6-2.

The world No 49 was playing catch up for most of her match against Vinci and struggled to cope with the aggressive play from the Italian, who won 23 of her 28 approaches to the net.

OUTMUSCLED: Marina Erakovic has lost 6-4 6-3 to Roberta Vinci.
OUTMUSCLED: Marina Erakovic has lost 6-4 6-3 to Roberta Vinci.

Erakovic usually wins matches when she gets in a high percentage on her first serve, but that was not the case against Vinci.

She got in 71 per cent of her first serves, well above her usual percentage, but was only able to win 49 per cent of those points.

With one of her main weapons not firing, Erakovic struggled and she admitted afterwards that she could have done more with her first serves.

"I felt I was serving alright but I don't think I was doing enough damage," she said.

"Maybe I wasn't serving in the right spots. I was trying to mix it up, serve to backhand and forehand but she returned well and maybe I had to put a bit more pace onto it."

Erakovic dropped her serve in the match's third game, but three games later the set was 3-3 as the New Zealander broke back, losing just one point.

However, parity was short lived for Erakovic as she was broken again in the next game and ended up conceding the set 6-4.

Erakovic dropped her serve in the opening game of the next set, but by the sixth she was back level at 3-3.

But as in the first set, she was unable to consolidate her break and dropped serve again in the next game.

It was downhill all of the way from that point as Vinci comfortably held serve in the next game and then closed it out, taking her third match point in the following game.

"I had some chances to break back but it was a tough one for me," said Erakovic.

"Roberta played very well, she's a tricky player on the grass, she has a very good slice and she was serving well too.

"She played better and that's disappointing but I've got to look at it, learn from it and move on.

"We played the doubles and had a good win so I'm still at Wimbledon and looking to improve with Tammy in the doubles."

In the second round of the doubles tonight (NZT), Erakovic and Tanasugarn play the Polish duo of Klaudia Jans-Ignacik and Alicja Rosolska, who they coincidently went up against in the second round last year.

That time Erakovic and Tanasugarn made it all of the way through to the semifinal and she doesn't see why they can't repeat that success this year.

"We're capable of doing very well, I don't like to compare things to the years before, but we play well on this stuff and today we played a good match," she said.

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