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Freak accident sends Erakovic packing

Published: 12:32PM Friday February 08, 2013 Source: ONE Sport

The New Zealand Fed Cup women's tennis team has suffered a blow with Marina Erakovic returning home.

The New Zealand number one suffered a thumb injury when she fell in the tournament hotel in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Despite her absence, New Zealand scored an easy win in its third match at the Asia/Oceania Group II.

The team accounted for Turkmenistan 3-0 without dropping a set as Emma Hayman defeated Guliahan Kadyrova 6-0 6-0 and Emily Fanning did the same in her match against Jahana Bayramova.

In the doubles Hayman and Abigail Guthrie won 6-4 6-1 over Anastasiya Prenko and Jenneta Halliyeva.

New Zealand play Singapore in their final pool match.


New Zealand beat Turkmenistan 3-0.

Emma Hayman bt Jahana Bayramova 6-0 6-0 ,

Emily Fanning bt Jahana Bayramova 6-0 6-0,

Emma Haymay/Abigail Anastasiya Prenko/Jenneta Halliyeva 6-4 6-1.