Tennis: Erakovic withdraws from doubles with back injury

New Zealander Marina Erakovic (pictured)and British partner Heather Watson were forced to withdraw from their first round doubles match at the US Open. Photo / Getty Images.
New Zealander Marina Erakovic (pictured)and British partner Heather Watson were forced to withdraw from their first round doubles match at the US Open. Photo / Getty Images.

New Zealander Marina Erakovic and British partner Heather Watson were forced to withdraw from their first round doubles match at the US Open against sixth-seeded Russians Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina.

The Russians led 3-2 in the first set when Erakovic had difficulties with her back, which troubled her in her first-round singles loss at Flushing Meadows, and she retired hurt.

- APNZ

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