Tennis: Erakovic wins in the Netherlands

Tennis player Marina Erakovic. Photo / New Zealand Herald
Tennis player Marina Erakovic. Photo / New Zealand Herald

New Zealand tennis number one Marina Erakovic has tuned up for Wimbledon by winning the doubles title at a WTA tournament in the Netherlands.

Erakovic and Spaniard Arantxa Parra Santonja have beaten the Dutch French combination of Michaela Krajicek and Kristina Mladenovic 0-6,7-6, 10-8.

Erakovic says it gives her plenty of confidence heading into Wimbledon.

"A win's a win in a match and I really enjoy doubles, especially if I have a bit of fun out there and that's what we did this week and we played some really good tennis. I'm very happy with the week."

Marina Erakovic will face 16 year old Croatian qualifier Ana Konjuk in the first round at the All England Club, with Sam Stosur a likely second round opponent

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