Tennis: Erakovic into doubles final

Marina Erakovic will chase her sixth WTA Tour doubles title at the Hobart International. Photo / Dean Purcell
Marina Erakovic will chase her sixth WTA Tour doubles title at the Hobart International. Photo / Dean Purcell

New Zealand's Marina Erakovic might not have won a singles match all year but this afternoon she will chase her sixth WTA Tour doubles title at the Hobart International.

The Kiwi No 1 has been bundled out of her first two tournaments of the year in the first round but moved through to the final in Hobart with partner Chia-Jung Chuang (Chinese Taipei) with a 3-6 6-1 10-4 defeat of Kateryna Bondarenko from the Ukraine and Australia's Anastasia Bondarenko.

Erakovic and Chuang, the third seeds at the tournament, will face the fourth-seeded Romanian pairing of Monica Niculescu and Irina-Camelia Begu in today's final.

She opens her Australian Open singles campaign this week against an as-yet unknown qualifier.

- APNZ

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