23 Jun 2011

Erackovic eliminated from Wimbledon

10:20 am on 23 June 2011

New Zealand's Marina Erakovic has lost her second round match at Wimbledon, going down to 25th seed Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia in straight sets, 6-3 6-1.

Her second round exit earns her $40,000.

The defending men's champion Rafa Nadal has advanced to the third round with a straight sets win over American Ryan Sweeting, 6-3 6-2 6-4.

Home hope Andy Murray who's bidding to become the first British men's singles champion at Wimbledon for 75 years, had a routine 6-3 6-3 7-5 win over German Tobias Kamke

It wasn't nearly so straight forward for five time champion women's champion Venus Williams.

Williams had to struggle back from 5-1 down in the first set to beat 40-year-old Japanese Kimiko Date-Krumm in three sets.