Tennis: Erakovic loses second straight doubles final

Marina Erakovic might be having her struggles in singles but she's enjoyed good success in doubles, even though she lost the final of the Strasbourg International overnight. Photo / Getty Images.
Marina Erakovic might be having her struggles in singles but she's enjoyed good success in doubles, even though she lost the final of the Strasbourg International overnight. Photo / Getty Images.

Marina Erakovic might be having her struggles in singles but she's enjoyed good success in doubles, even though she lost the final of the Strasbourg International overnight (NZT)

Erakovic has won only one singles match since winning her maiden WTA title in February but this morning's doubles final in Strasbourg was her second doubles final with Zimbabwean partner Cara Black in the space of two weeks. They also lost the final at Madrid.

The third seeds went down narrowly 6-4 3-6 14-12 to the fourth-seeded pair of Japan's Kimiko Date-Krumm and South African Chanelle Scheepers but they will head to the French Open in good form.

Erakovic will also see her doubles ranking of 39 improve and Black is a former world No 1 in doubles.

Erakovic has been handed a favourable first-round draw at the French Open, and will face British world No.234 Elena Baltacha.

- APNZ

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