New Zealand tennis number one Marina Erakovic has been drawn against a Brazilian opponent in the first round of qualifying at Wimbledon.

Erakovic who is ranked 149, meets Paula Cristina Goncalves, ranked 176.

Erakovic needs to win three qualifying matches to make the main draw at the All England club.

Women's qualifying starts tonight.

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Meanwhile Mike Venus and Croatian partner Mate Pavic have been beaten in the first round by third seeds Treat Huey (Philippines) and Max Mirny (Belarus) 7-5 6-3, however Artem Sitak and American Nicholas Monroe scored a good win in their match.

They defeated Italian Paolo Lorenzi and Andreas Seppi 7-6(5) 7-6(1).