Tennis: Erakovic in first round defeat

Marina Erakovic. Photo / Getty Images.
Marina Erakovic. Photo / Getty Images.

New Zealand No 1 Marina Erakovic has been ousted in the first round of the Portugal Open in Oeiras.

Erakovic fell in straight sets to Spaniard Carla Suarez-Navarro 6-3, 6-0 at the US$220,000 clay court event.

Suarez-Navarro was a finalist at the event last year before falling to Estonia's Kaia Kanepi.

Erakovic has now progressed past the first round of a tournament just once in her last five attempts after winning her first career title in Memphis two months ago.

- nzherald.co.nz

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