Tennis: Erakovic and Black win again

Marina Erakovic continues to find success in the doubles game with a first round victory at the AEGON Classic in Birmingham.

Erakovic and playing partner Cara Black eased into the quarter-finals with a straight sets 6-4, 6-2 win over Lisa Raymond of the US and Briton Laura Robson.

The New Zealand-Zimbabwe combination continued a fine run which has seen them reach two finals in the last month as well as advancing to the quarter-finals of the French Open.

Another run in Birmingham would put them in good stead ahead of Wimbledon where Black has claimed three doubles titles.

They will face second seed Liezel Huber and Chan Hao-ching in the next round.

Erakovic advanced in the singles yesterday and will meet the tournament's second seed Ekaterina Makarova tonight (NZT).


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