24 Mar 2012

Erakovic beaten again in Miami

5:32 pm on 24 March 2012

The New Zealand tennis number one Marina Erakovic has been beaten in the opening round of doubles at the Sony Eriksson Open in Miami.

Erakovic and Yung-Jan Chan of Taipei were beaten 6-3 6-4 by the Russian pair of Svetlana Kuznetsova and Vera Zvonareva.

Earlier this week Erakovic was beaten in the second round of singles, also in straight sets and also 6-3 6-4, by 23rd seed Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium.

The Aucklander struggled with her serve, managing just 38 percent of her first serves.