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Marina Erakovic

Marina Erakovic
  • Residence: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Date of Birth: 06 Mar 1988
  • Birthplace: Split, Croatia
  • Height: 5' 9" (1.74 m)
  • Weight: 143 lbs. (65 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
  • Status: Pro (2006)
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Marina Erakovic Biography

Coached by Christian Zahalka ... Father is Mladen; mother is Ljiljana; sister is Djurdjica ... Started playing at age 6; introduced to the sport by father and sister ... Represented New Zealand in Fed Cup and Junior Fed Cup ... Speaks English, Croatian ... Enjoys playing guitar, reading, music, movies ... Tennis player most admired is Monica Seles ... Favorite tournaments are hometown event in Auckland and also enjoys Québec City.
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Stats

YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles 0 1
WTA Doubles Titles 0 7
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles 0 12
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles 0 6
Prize Money $121,802 $1,643,539
W/L - Singles 8 - 10 286 - 173
W/L - Doubles 2 - 8 149 - 108
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Results

CHARLESTON

WTA // USA // 31-Mar-2014 // $710,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 64M/32Q/16D // Rank: - // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R64 Win [W] Nadia Petrova (RUS) 234 4-6 6-3 6-4
R32 Loss [Q] Belinda Bencic (SUI) 140 6-2 6-1

WTA Rankings PTS

+30

Prize Money

$4,300
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Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
63 80 31
Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
07-May-2012 (39) 24-Jun-2013 (25)
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JANUARY - Fell 1r at Auckland (l. to Davis); fell 1r at Hobart (l. to Flipkens); reached 2r at Australian Open (l. to Diyas); fell 1r at Paris [Indoors] (ret. vs. Hantuchova w/back injury).

FEBRUARY - Fell 1r at Doha (l. to Stosur); reached QF at Acapulco (l. to Cibulkova).

MARCH - Fell 1r at Indian Wells (l. to Niculescu); fell 1r at Miami (l. to Vandeweghe).
2013 - First Top 50 season (finishing No.48); won one WTA title at Memphis (won title when Lisicki ret. in final w/illness - was first New Zealander to win a WTA title since Belinda Cordwell won Kallang in 1989); runner-up at Québec City (l. to Safarova in final); QF at Pattaya City; reached 3r three times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon) and 2r three times; fell 1r eight times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying six times.

2012 - Another Top 100 season; runner-up at Memphis (l. to Arvidsson in final); SF at Budapest (l. to Vesnina); reached 3r twice and 2r eight times (incl. Australian Open, Wimbledon); fell 1r nine times (incl. other two majors, Olympics and Indian Wells - l. to Voskoboeva 57 63 75; held 4mp at 5-4 third set); won two WTA doubles titles; missed all post-US Open events w/right hip injury (withdrew from Québec City, Osaka and Moscow).

2011 - Another Top 100 season; runner-up at Québec City (l. to Zahlavova Strycova in final); QF twice at Birmingham and Stanford; reached 2r twice (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r three times (incl. Roland Garros, US Open) and in qualifying four times (incl. Australian Open); won one WTA doubles title; won three singles titles on ITF Circuit.

2010 - Reached 3r once; fell 1r six times (incl. Australian Open) and in qualifying three times (incl. Wimbledon); won one WTA doubles title.

2009 - QF at Memphis; reached 2r twice (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r four times; missed seven months from March to October w/left hip injury; won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2008 - First Top 100 season; SF three times at Auckland (l. to Rezai), Memphis (l. to Davenport) and Birmingham (l. to K.Bondarenko); reached 3r twice (incl. Wimbledon) and 2r twice (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r 10 times (incl. Olympics, US Open) and in qualifying twice (incl. Australian Open); made Top 100 debut on March 3 (rose from No.125 to No.98) and Top 50 debut on July 7 (rose from No.53 to No.49); second New Zealander ever in Top 50 (Cordwell got to No.17); won three WTA doubles titles; won two singles titles and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2007 - Reached 2r once; fell 1r four times and in qualifying five times (incl. all four majors); won two singles titles and three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2006 - Fell in WTA qualifying once (Roland Garros); won three singles titles on ITF Circuit.

2005 - Played first WTA main draw at Auckland, reaching 2r (as WC); fell in qualifying once (US Open); won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.

2004 - Played first event of career at ITF/Wellington-NZL.
SINGLES
Winner (1): 2013 - Memphis.
Finalist (3): 2013 - Québec City; 2012 - Memphis; 2011 - Québec City.

DOUBLES
Winner (7): 2012 - Stanford, Dallas (both w/Watson); 2011 - Linz (w/Vesnina); 2010 - Pattaya City (w/Tanasugarn); 2008 - 's-Hertogenbosch (w/Krajicek), Tokyo [Japan Open] (w/Craybas), Luxembourg (w/Cirstea).
Finalist (7): 2013 - Madrid, Strasbourg, Birmingham (all w/Black); 2012 - Hobart (w/Chuang); 2011 - Auckland (w/Arvidsson); 2010 - Portoroz (w/Chakvetadze); 2008 - Istanbul (w/Hercog).

ADDITIONAL
New Zealand Fed Cup Team, 2004-06, 2008-10; New Zealand Olympic Team, 2008, 2012.

Overall Stats

YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles 0 1
WTA Doubles Titles 0 7
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles 0 12
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles 0 6
Prize Money $121,802 $1,643,539
W/L - Singles 8 - 10 286 - 173
W/L - Doubles 2 - 8 149 - 108

Matchfacts

Service Record YTD Return Record YTD
Aces 38 1st Serve Return Points Won 35%
Double Faults 68 2nd Serve Return Points Won 48.1%
1st Serve 56% Break Points Opportunities 86
1st Serve Points Won 63.9% Break Points Converted 36%
2nd Serve Points Won 38.3% Return Games Played 118
Break Points Faced 107 Return Games Won 26.3%
Break Points Saved 52.3% Return Points Won 40.0%
Service Games Played 121 Total Points Won 46.6%
Service Games Won 57.9%
Service Points Won 52.6%

Grand Slam History

Singles

W/L   2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
3 / 5 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2r 1r 2r - 1r 2r - -
3 / 4 FRENCH OPEN - 3r 1r 1r - - 2r -
6 / 4 WIMBLEDON - 3r 2r 2r - - 3r -
0 / 4 US OPEN - 1r 1r 1r - - 1r -

Doubles

W/L   2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
0 / 6 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 1r 1r 1r 1r 1r 1r - -
4 / 3 FRENCH OPEN - QF 2r - - - 1r -
7 / 5 WIMBLEDON - 2r 3r SF 1r - 1r -
5 / 4 US OPEN - 3r 1r 1r - - QF -

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Marina Erakovic Results

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    Doubles

CHARLESTON

WTA // USA // 31-Mar-2014 // $710,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 64M/32Q/16D // Rank: - // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R64 Win [W] Nadia Petrova (RUS) 234 4-6 6-3 6-4
R32 Loss [Q] Belinda Bencic (SUI) 140 6-2 6-1

WTA Rankings PTS

+30

Prize Money

$4,300

OSPREY

ITF // USA // 24-Mar-2014 // $50,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 68 // Seed/Entry: 1/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Win [P] Evgeniya Rodina (RUS) 448 7-5 6-0
R16 Win Olivia Rogowska (AUS) 125 6-3 6-2
Q Win Kiki Bertens (NED) 147 6-1 6-2
S Win [3] Jana Cepelova (SVK) 76 1-6 6-4 6-3
F Loss [2] Anna Schmiedlova (SVK) 73 6-2 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+48

Prize Money

$4,053

MIAMI

WTA // USA // 18-Mar-2014 // $5,427,105 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/64Q/32D // Rank: - // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Loss [Q] Coco Vandeweghe (USA) 104 6-4 7-6 (6)

WTA Rankings PTS

+10

Prize Money

$9,165

INDIAN WELLS

WTA // USA // 05-Mar-2014 // $5,946,740 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/64Q/32D // Rank: - // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Loss Monica Niculescu (ROU) 63 6-2 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+10

Prize Money

$11,000

ACAPULCO

WTA // MEXICO // 24-Feb-2014 // $250,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 69 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Win [W] Ana Sofia Sanchez (MEX) 319 6-2 6-2
R16 Win [6] Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) 42 6-1 6-4
Q Loss [1] Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 13 6-4 7-5

WTA Rankings PTS

+60

Prize Money

$5,900

DOHA

WTA // QATAR // 10-Feb-2014 // $2,440,070 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 64M/32Q/32D // Rank: - // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R64 Loss [12] Samantha Stosur (AUS) 16 6-4 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$6,630

PARIS

WTA // FRANCE // 27-Jan-2014 // $710,000 // Hard (Indoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: - // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 31 6-3 3-0 RET

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$6,290

AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Grand Slam // AUSTRALIA // 13-Jan-2014 // $13,615,654 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/128Q/64D // Rank: 52 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Win [21] Sorana Cirstea (ROU) 21 6-4 7-6 (6)
R64 Loss [Q] Zarina Diyas (KAZ) 152 6-4 6-0

WTA Rankings PTS

+70

Prize Money

$44,327

HOBART

WTA // AUSTRALIA // 05-Jan-2014 // $250,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 50 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss [2] Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 19 6-4 6-1

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$1,925

AUCKLAND

WTA // NEW ZEALAND // 30-Dec-2013 // $250,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 46 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss Lauren Davis (USA) 70 6-1 6-4

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$1,925

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Current WTA Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
63 80 31

Rankings Breakdown

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
13/01/2014 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 70
26/08/2013 US OPEN R128 5
24/06/2013 WIMBLEDON R32 160
26/05/2013 FRENCH OPEN R32 160
14/01/2013 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 5
27/08/2012 US OPEN R128 5
25/06/2012 WIMBLEDON R64 100
27/05/2012 FRENCH OPEN R128 5
16/01/2012 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 100
29/08/2011 US OPEN R16 60
Date Tournament Round Points
20/06/2011 WIMBLEDON R16 160
22/05/2011 FRENCH OPEN R16 60
17/01/2011 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R64 40
21/06/2010 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 40
18/01/2010 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 5
19/01/2009 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 100
25/08/2008 US OPEN R128 2
23/06/2008 WIMBLEDON R32 90
25/05/2008 FRENCH OPEN R64 60
14/01/2008 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R128 2
Date Tournament Round Points
27/08/2007 US OPEN Q - R32 25
25/06/2007 WIMBLEDON Q - R128 2
27/05/2007 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
15/01/2007 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R64 15
28/05/2006 FRENCH OPEN Q - R64 15
29/08/2005 US OPEN Q - R32 33
Complete Rankings Breakdown

Rankings History

Year Season-ending Singles Season-ending Doubles
2013 48 28
2012 67 54
2011 61 48
2010 324 82
2009 232 351
2008 60 43
2007 161 258
2006 160 274
2005 213 677
Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
07-May-2012 (39) 24-Jun-2013 (25)

Current WTA Rankings

Ranking Points
63 944

Rankings Breakdown

  • Singles
    Doubles

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
13/01/2014 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 70
26/08/2013 US OPEN R128 5
24/06/2013 WIMBLEDON R32 160
26/05/2013 FRENCH OPEN R32 160
14/01/2013 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 5
27/08/2012 US OPEN R128 5
25/06/2012 WIMBLEDON R64 100
27/05/2012 FRENCH OPEN R128 5
16/01/2012 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 100
29/08/2011 US OPEN R16 60
Date Tournament Round Points
20/06/2011 WIMBLEDON R16 160
22/05/2011 FRENCH OPEN R16 60
17/01/2011 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R64 40
21/06/2010 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 40
18/01/2010 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 5
19/01/2009 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 100
25/08/2008 US OPEN R128 2
23/06/2008 WIMBLEDON R32 90
25/05/2008 FRENCH OPEN R64 60
14/01/2008 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R128 2
Date Tournament Round Points
27/08/2007 US OPEN Q - R32 25
25/06/2007 WIMBLEDON Q - R128 2
27/05/2007 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
15/01/2007 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R64 15
28/05/2006 FRENCH OPEN Q - R64 15
29/08/2005 US OPEN Q - R32 33

Premier Events

Date Tournament Round Points
31/03/2014 CHARLESTON R32 30
18/03/2014 MIAMI R128 10
05/03/2014 INDIAN WELLS R128 10
10/02/2014 DOHA R64 1
27/01/2014 PARIS R32 1
28/09/2013 BEIJING Q - R16 20
22/09/2013 TOKYO Q - R16 20
18/08/2013 NEW HAVEN Q - R64 1
12/08/2013 CINCINNATI R16 100
29/07/2013 CARLSBAD S 20
Date Tournament Round Points
22/07/2013 STANFORD R32 1
04/05/2013 MADRID Q - R32 1
22/04/2013 STUTTGART Q - R32 1
01/04/2013 CHARLESTON R32 40
19/03/2013 MIAMI R128 5
06/03/2013 INDIAN WELLS R128 5
06/01/2013 SYDNEY Q - R16 12
16/07/2012 CARLSBAD R16 60
09/07/2012 STANFORD R16 60
18/06/2012 EASTBOURNE R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
14/05/2012 ROME R32 70
05/05/2012 MADRID R64 5
02/04/2012 CHARLESTON R16 60
20/03/2012 MIAMI R64 50
07/03/2012 INDIAN WELLS R128 5
08/08/2011 TORONTO Q - R64 1
01/08/2011 CARLSBAD Q 52
25/07/2011 STANFORD S 140
16/08/2010 MONTREAL Q - R64 1
25/03/2009 MIAMI R128 5
Date Tournament Round Points
11/03/2009 INDIAN WELLS R128 5

Internationals

Date Tournament Round Points
24/02/2014 ACAPULCO Q 60
05/01/2014 HOBART R32 1
30/12/2013 AUCKLAND R32 1
09/09/2013 QUEBEC CITY F 200
10/06/2013 BIRMINGHAM R16 30
20/05/2013 STRASBOURG R32 1
29/04/2013 OEIRAS (ESTORIL) R32 1
17/02/2013 MEMPHIS W 280
28/01/2013 PATTAYA CITY Q 70
31/12/2012 AUCKLAND R16 30
Date Tournament Round Points
19/08/2012 DALLAS R16 30
11/06/2012 BIRMINGHAM R16 30
21/05/2012 STRASBOURG R32 1
30/04/2012 BUDAPEST S 130
19/02/2012 MEMPHIS F 200
13/02/2012 BOGOTA R16 30
08/01/2012 HOBART R32 1
02/01/2012 AUCKLAND R32 1
17/10/2011 LUXEMBOURG Q - 0
10/10/2011 LINZ Q - R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
12/09/2011 QUEBEC CITY F 200
06/06/2011 BIRMINGHAM Q 70
13/02/2011 MEMPHIS Q - R16 1
03/01/2011 AUCKLAND R32 1
13/09/2010 QUEBEC CITY R32 1
02/08/2010 COPENHAGEN R32 1
19/07/2010 PORTOROZ R32 1
12/07/2010 PRAGUE Q - R32 1
07/06/2010 BIRMINGHAM R16 30
08/02/2010 PATTAYA CITY R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
04/01/2010 AUCKLAND R32 1
02/03/2009 MONTERREY R32 1
15/02/2009 MEMPHIS Q 70
11/01/2009 HOBART R32 1
05/01/2009 AUCKLAND R16 30

Tier 1-5

Date Tournament Round Points
20/10/2008 LUXEMBOURG R32 1
29/09/2008 TOKYO - JAPAN OPEN R32 1
22/09/2008 SEOUL R32 1
19/08/2008 FOREST HILLS R16 1
28/07/2008 STOCKHOLM R32 1
21/07/2008 PORTOROZ R32 1
15/06/2008 'S-HERTOGENBOSCH S 24
09/06/2008 BIRMINGHAM S 65
19/05/2008 ISTANBUL R32 1
28/04/2008 FES R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
26/03/2008 MIAMI R32 45
12/03/2008 INDIAN WELLS Q - R64 1
24/02/2008 MEMPHIS S 73
31/12/2007 AUCKLAND S 50
29/10/2007 QUEBEC CITY S 8
24/09/2007 SEOUL S 7
17/09/2007 BEIJING S 15
10/09/2007 BALI R32 1
07/03/2007 INDIAN WELLS Q - R64 1
01/01/2007 AUCKLAND R16 15
Date Tournament Round Points
02/01/2005 AUCKLAND R16 14

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