24 Feb 2013

Erakovic wins memphis title

2:59 pm on 24 February 2013

The New Zealand tennis player Marina Erakovich has won her first WTA singles title at the Memphis International Indoor Tournament.

Erakovich had taken the first set 6-1 against 3rd seed Sabine Lisicki before the German retired with an injury, handing the title to the New Zealander.

It is the first WTA title won by a New Zealander since Belinda Cordwell's win in Singapore in 1989.