19 Jan 2012

Erakovic says it will hurt for a couple of days

12:25 pm on 19 January 2012

The New Zealand number one tennis player Marina Erakovic says she'll take a couple of days to get over her Australian Open effort.

Erakovic suffered a second round singles loss in three sets to American Christian Mchale and then bowed out in the doubles on day three at Melbourne Park.

She is discussing her next venture with her dad and her coach.

Erakovic says exiting a grand slam event is no tougher than other departing other tournaments and she is proud of her gritty fight with Mchale.