Tennis: Erakovic wins first doubles match with ease

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

Kiwi tennis No1 Marina Erakovic and Zimbabwe's Cara Black have easily won their first round doubles match at Wimbledon winning in straight sets.

The pair, who reached the quarter-finals of the French Open earlier this month, defeated Heather Watson (Britain) and Mervana Jugic Salkic (Bosnia/Herzegovina) 6-2, 6-0.

Erakovic played her second round singles match against 24th seed Peng Shuai from China overnight.

The duo have met just once before, also on grass, when Peng won a qualifying match at Birmingham two years ago 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.

- APNZ

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