Erakovic makes WTA quarterfinals

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

Relevant offers

National

Mark Reason: Steven Adams is the good guy and villain; leader and cult hero Six changes for Warriors but big names survive as Manu Vatuvei returns from being stood down Steven Adams misses out on NBA Finals as Oklahoma City Thunder lose Game 7 to Golden State Warriors Draymond Green reveals his respect for Kiwi OKC star Steven Adams All Whites defender Themi Tzimopolous showing his appreciation by playing for New Zealand Improved Christ's College ready for Christchurch Boys' High test Call for controls on marketing for sugary drinks featuring children's sporting heroes Steven Adams wins the wrestle with rival Draymond Green Sam Cane steps into major role in All Blacks as post-McCaw era launched Sky Go goes down before decider of NBA Western Conference finals

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