Tennis: Erakovic makes doubles final

Marina Erakovic could claim her sixth career doubles title after winning through to the final of the US$740,000 WTA event at Stanford, California. Photo / Getty Images.
Marina Erakovic could claim her sixth career doubles title after winning through to the final of the US$740,000 WTA event at Stanford, California. Photo / Getty Images.

Kiwi No 1 Marina Erakovic could claim her sixth career doubles title after winning through to the final of the US$740,000 WTA event at Stanford, California.

Erakovic and first-time partner Heather Watson from Britain took slightly more than two hours to defeat third seeds Natlie Grandin (South Africa) and Vladmiria Uhlirova (Czech Republic) 7-5 6-7(6) 10-7.

They will play the American and Australian combination of Vania King and Jarmila Gajdosova for the title.

Meanwhile, at the US$15,000 Saskatoon Futures in Canada, New Zealand Davis Cup player Dan King-Turner reached the final of the singles after scoring a 6-3 6-3 victory over Nikita Kryvonos (United States) in the semifinals.

King-Turner is building up to the Binghampton Challenger event in New York this week and has been using the futures tournament as match practice.

He will take on Australian third seed Matt Reid in the final in search of an eighth futures singles title.

- APNZ

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