Erakovic Wins Title in Mexico
New Zealand tennis No. 2 Marina Erakovic won her 1th ITF singles title in the final of the US$25, ($NZ34,) Irapuato Challenger tournament in Mexico on March 14. The 23-year-old, ranked 287 in the world, beat world No. 3 Andreja Klepac, of Slovakia, 7-5, 6-4 in the final after earlier disposing of Croatia’s world No. 257 Ivana Lisjak 6-4, 7-6 (4) in the semifinals. Erakovic’s last ITF singles victory was in a US$5, tournament in England in June 28 as she rose to a career-high singles ranking of 49. Erakovic was born in Croatia. As of 14 June 21, she is World No. 466.