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Erakovic outlasts Beck in three sets

Published: 9:59AM Tuesday February 19, 2013 Source: ONE Sport

  • Marina Erakovic of New Zealand hits a return (Source: Reuters)
    Marina Erakovic of New Zealand hits a return - Source: Reuters

New Zealand tennis No. 1 Marina Erakovic has had a hard-fought win in her first round clash at the US$235,000 WTA event in Memphis.

Erakovic at 71 in the latest WTA rankings took two hours 53 minutes to defeat German, Annika Becki ranked 65th 4-6 7-6(6) 6-4 and will now play Sofia Arvidson, the second seed from Sweden who beat Erakovic in the final of the same event last year.

In doubles Erakovic and Brit, Heather Watson play American Melanie Oudin and Kazakhstan 's Ksenia Pervak later today.