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Erakovic Wins Doubles Title

Monday 16 July 2012, 2:19PM
By Dave Worsley
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Kiwi tennis player Marina Erakovic has this morning won the doubles title at the WTA premier event US$740,000 Bank of the West Classic at Stanford, California.

Erakovic and her first-time partner, Heather Watson from Britain took just under two hours to defeat the top-seeded combination of Vania King(United States) and Jarmila Gajdosova(Australia) 7-5 7-6(7)for the victory.

The win gives the 24-year-old Erakovic her sixth career WTA doubles title. Serena Williams won the singles title.

Erakovic now plays another US$740,000 WTA Premier event at Carlsbad, California. She faces Britain’s Anne Keothavong in the first round of singles.