10 Jun 2009

Erakovic out of Wimbledon

6:44 pm on 10 June 2009

New Zealand's number one tennis player Marina Erakovic has pulled out of this year's Wimbledon tournament.

The left hip stress reaction that kept Erakovic out of the recent French Open has also forced her to withdraw from the grand slam in London, despite gaining acceptance into the main draw.

She's played just seven tournaments in six months, the last in Miami in late March, and hopes to play again in August or September.