New Zealand's Marina Erakovic has battled back from a set and a break down to reach the second round at Wimbledon.

Erakovic who won through qualifying to make the main draw, has beaten American Irina Falconi 4-6, 6-3 10-8.

Overall Erakovic had less unforced errors than Falconi with 35 compared to the American's 49 and gained five service breaks out of 14 opportunities.

It's the first win for Erakovic in a Grand Slam singles match since the US Open in 2014.


Erakovic will play either former world No.1 Jelena Jankovic (Serbia) or Swiss player Stefanie Voegele in the second round.