22 Jan 2009

Erakovic bows out of Australian Open

10:11 pm on 22 January 2009

New Zealand's top tennis player Marina Erakovic is out of the Australian Open.

Erakovic followed up her second round singles exit with a straight sets loss in the first round of the doubles on Thursday.

Erakovic and Croatian partner Jelena Kostanic Tosic were defeated 6-2, 6-2 by Czechoslovakia's Lucie Safarova and Kazakhstan's Galina Voskoboeva.

Safarova beat Erakovic in three sets in the singles competition on Wednesday.