Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wimbledon Day 3: Erakovic Returns

Curtain Call

Player: Marina Erakovic
Age: 23
Nation: New Zealand
Current Ranking: 144
Today's Result: lost to Daniela Hantuchova (25th seed, Slovakia) in straight sets

Photo via women's tennis blog

This is the second Slam in a row in which I've featured Erakovic in this space. Once again, she went through qualifying to reach the main draw. This time, she did manage to win her first round match, a straight-set victory over fellow qualifier, Kai-Chen Chang (Chinese Taipei). She's been in strong form since Roland Garros, making it to the quarters in Birmingham.

Golden Squid Report

Tobias Kamke
- Kamke fell short of his third round finish of last year but he wasn't expected to do much against Andy Murray (4th, UK) today. His ranking will suffer a bit but it's still significantly better than it was a year ago: 83 now as opposed to 126 then. So, he should be able to avoid the Challenger circuit this summer and will therefore have opportunities to gain those ranking points back.

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