22 Jun 2013

Erakovic will meet bogey player in Wimbledon first round

11:48 am on 22 June 2013

The New Zealand tennis number one Marina Erakovic has been drawn to play world number 50 Ayumi Morita of Japan in the first round of Wimbledon, starting Monday night.

Erakovic, ranked 71 in the world, has only beaten the 23 year old once in their seven meetings, when the Japanese player retired hurt trailing 0-5 in the first set.

The top seed and defending champion Serena Williams will begin her quest for a 17th grand slam title against Luxembourg's Mandy Minella.