30 Jun 2012

Erakovic through to third round in doubles

7:11 am on 30 June 2012

The New Zealand tennis number one Marina Erakovic is through to the third round of doubles at Wimbledon.

Erakovic and her Thai partner Tamarine Tanasugarn posted a straight sets win over a Polish pair, beating Klaudia Jans-Ignacik and Alicja Rosolska 7-6 6-3.

The win over the Poles was deja vu as they defeated the same pair in the second round at Wimbledon last year.

This time they were more consistent, making just three unforced errors and serving above 80 percent first serves, although they hit no aces or double faults.

In 2011 Erakovic and Tanasugarn reached the doubles semi-finals at Wimbledon before losing 8-6 in the third set against Australia's Sam Stosur and the German Sabine Lisicki.

Erakovic was been eliminated from the singles at Wimbledon on Friday, beaten 6-4 6-3 in her second round singles match by the Italian 21st seed Roberta Vinci.