Tennis: Erakovic advances in Memphis

New Zealand No 1 Marina Erakovic has advanced to the quarter-finals of the United States national indoor tennis championships in Memphis today.

Erakovic exacted revenge over Sofia Arvidsson, knocking the second seed out of the US$235,000 WTA event with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 victory. Arvidsson, ranked 38th in the world, beat the Kiwi in the final at last year's tournament.

Erakovic will play American Jamie Hampton in the next round for a spot in the semifinals. Revenge may well be on her mind again - Hampton knocked Erakovic out of the ASB Classic earlier in the year.

The New Zealander will also look to advance in the doubles draw with British partner Heather Watson. The third seeds face American duo Jessica Pegula and Lindsay Lee-Waters.


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