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Erakovic into Miami Open main draw

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 21/03/2017
Garbine Muguruza © Getty Garbine Muguruza

Marina Erakovic will take her place in the main draw of the Miami Open after winning a second successive qualifying match.

Kiwi No.1 Erakovic took two and a half hours to beat Canadian 20-year-old Francoise Abanda 6-0 6-7 7-5.

The world No.107 will play in the main draw of a WTA event for the first time since January. She is yet to advance beyond that point in any tournament since November.

Erakovic has shown signs of form his week, particularly in her opening qualifying win in straight sets over 122nd-ranked Briton Naomi Broady.

She had to work harder against 175th-ranked Abanda.

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