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Erakovic exits Korea Open in first round

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 19/09/2016

Marina Erakovic's first tournament with her new coach has ended in defeat in Seoul.

Erakovic lost 6-2 5-7 4-6 to Patricia Tig at the Korea Open.

The 135th-ranked Romanian took more than two hours to beat the Kiwi No.1, who is ranked 15 places higher.

Erakovic has linked with a New Zealand coach, Wesley Whitehouse, after ending a three-year association with Spaniard Eduardo Nicholas.

After a light schedule since reaching the third round of Wimbledon in June, Erakovic is targeting several tournaments in Asia.

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