Tennis: Erakovic moves on in Memphis

Marina Erakovic. Photo / Brett Phibbs
Marina Erakovic. Photo / Brett Phibbs

New Zealand number one Marina Erakovic has advanced to the quarterfinals of the
U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships in Memphis today.

Erakovic exacted revenge over Sofia Arvidsson, knocking the second seed out of the US$235,000 WTA event with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 victory.

Arvidsson, ranked 38th in the world, beat the Kiwi in the final at last year's tournament.

Erakovic will play American Jamie Hampton in the next round for a spot in the semifinals.

Revenge may well be on her mind once again as Hampton knocked Erakovic out of the ASB Classic earlier in the year.

The New Zealander will look to also advance in the doubles draw with British partner Heather Watson. The third seeds face American duo Jessica Pegula and Lindsay Lee-Waters.

- nzherald.co.nz

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