28 Jul 2008

Erakovic to play qualifier first up

9:30 am on 28 July 2008

The New Zealand tennis number one Marina Erakovic will play a qualifier in her opening round match at this week's Stockholm WTA event.

Erakovic is seeded eighth for the tier four hardcourt tournament, which is her last before heading to the Beijing Olympics.

She is seeded to meet third seed Katarina Srebotnik of Slovenia in the quarter-finals.

Erakovic, who has a world ranking of 50, was beaten in the first round in Slovenia last week.