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Doubles win for Venus

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 6/04/2016
Michael Venus © Getty Michael Venus

New Zealander Michael Venus has continued his excellent doubles form with regular partner Mate Pavic of Croatia at the ATP tournament in Morocco.

The pair won their first round clash on clay in Marrakech, beating Argentinians Facundo Bagnis and Federico Delbonis 7-6 6-2.

Venus and Pavic, building up to next month's French Open, now face Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas and Czech Jiri Vesely in the quarter-finals.

Marina Erakovic also registered a doubles win, combining with Italian partner Karin Knapp to beat top seeds Maria Rigoyen (Argentina) and Paula Kania (Poland) 6-4 6-3 in the first round of the Katowice WTA event in Poland.

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