Mixed day for Marina Erakovic in Birmingham

FRED WOODOCK
Last updated 08:07 14/06/2013

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It’s been a mixed day for Kiwi tennis No 1 Marina Erakovic at the WTA event in Birmingham.

Her run in the singles at the grasscourt tournament has ended at the third round, defeated 7-6 6-3 by world No 45 Francesca Schiavone of Italy.

But Erakovic and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black are through to the semifinals in the doubles, after coming from a set down to beat the second-seeded pair of American Liezel Huber and Chinese Taipei’s Hao-Chang Chan 2-6 6-3 10-7 (the deciding set was a 10-point tiebreaker).

In the singles, Erakovic couldn’t repeat her efforts of yesterday, when she toppled second-seeded Russian Ekaterina Makarova at Birmingham’s Edgbaston Priory Club.

She struggled on the return the Italian’s serve and despite pushing the former French Open winner for close to two hours, made too many errors.

Still, following a third round appearance at the French Open, the world No 71’s form will provide some encouragement heading into Wimbledon.

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