3 Jan 2010

Erakovic in high spirits ahead of ASB Classic

5:46 am on 3 January 2010

The New Zealand tennis player, Marina Erakovic, is relaxed ahead of tomorrow's first round match at the ASB Classic in Auckland.

The 2008 semi finalist will face former world number 11 player Alize Cornet of France in what will be a difficult assignment.

Erakovic's season in 2009 was blighted by injury, with her only returning to competition in late October, but she says she's feeling great and her spirits are high.