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Erakovic through to second round in Rabat

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 26/04/2016

New Zealander Marina Erakovic is through to the second round of the WTA tournament in Morocco after a comfortable 6-2 6-3 win over Romanian Andreea Mitu.

Ranked 186 in the world to Mitu's 110, Erakovic's solid serve set her up for the win in one hour and 16 minutes.

The Kiwi goes on to face another qualifer in 123rd-ranked Serbian Aleksandra Krunic in the second round after the 23-year-old right-hander downed world No.86 Anastasija Sevastova 6-3 6-2.

It's the first time Erakovic has made the main draw of a WTA event since she reached the second round in Rio de Janeiro in February.

Erakovic partnered with Slovakia's Daniela Hantuchova in the doubles, but the pair's first-round opponents, No.2-seeded Australian sisters Anastasia and Arina Rodionova, won by a walkover.

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