Marina Erakovic to face Cornet in first round

DAVID LONG
Last updated 13:04 11/01/2013

Relevant offers

Tennis

Roger Federer withdraws from Madrid Masters because of back injury Grigor Dimitrov smashes three rackets to forfeit Istanbul Open final Marina Erakovic thumped in WTA final in Morocco by Timea Bacsinszky Marina Erakovic into final of WTA tournament in Morocco after come-from-behind win Marina Erakovic into semifinals of WTA event in Morocco Rafael Nadal named Spain's Olympic team flag-bearer for the Rio Games New Zealand tennis player Marina Erakovic into quarterfinals at WTA event in Morocco New Zealand tennis player Marina Erakovic through to second round in Morocco Rafa Nadal in letter to ITF president: Make my drug test results public Rafael Nadal sues former French minister who accused him of doping

Marina Erakovic has avoided the seeds and will play world No 40 Alize Cornet from France in the first round of the Australian Open.

They have played against each other once in the past with Cornet winning that match, at the ASB Classic in 2010, 6-4 6-3.

However, that was at a time when Erakovic was going through a bad slump in her form and is playing to a higher level now.

Cornet played in Brisbane last week and was badly beaten by Serena Williams 6-2 6-2 in the second round.

If the New Zealand No 1 comes through that match she will likely play Venus Williams in her second match.

The pick of the first round matches is Germany's Sabine Lisicki against former world No 1 Caroline Wozniacki.

Ad Feedback

- Fairfax Media

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content