23 Jun 2011

Erackovic out of Wimbledon

8:32 am on 23 June 2011

New Zealand's Marina Erakovic has lost her second round tennis match at Wimbledon, beaten by 25th seed Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia in straight sets 6-3 6-1 on Wednesday.

Defending men's champion Rafael Nadal, of Spain, advanced to the third round in London with a straight sets win over American Ryan Sweeting, 6-3 6-2 6-4.

Andy Murray, who is bidding to become the first British men's singles champion at Wimbledon for 75 years, had a routine 6-3 6-3 7-5 win over German Tobias Kamke.

But it wasn't nearly so easy for five-time women's champion Venus Williams.

The American had to struggle back from 5-1 down in the first set to beat 40-year-old Japanese Kimiko Date-Krumm in three sets 6-7(6) 6-3 8-6.