Marina Erakovic will meet Britain’s Anne Keothavong this afternoon in round one of the 2012 Texas Tennis Open
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Marina Erakovic is ranked just outside of the top fifty at the moment, meaning that she narrowly missed out on being seeded in this year’s Texas Tennis Open. The New Zealander hasn’t been in great form of late, but she’s had a decent year so far and could be a dark horse this week. Her first match in this event will be a meeting with Britain’s Anne Keothavong.
Keothavong hasn’t been at her best this year, which has resulted in a 15-23 match record. The world No. 80 has floundered in the US Open hardcourt series so far, but has at least put up a good fight in almost every match that she’s taken part in. A return to form could be just around the corner for Keothavong.
Sadly for the Brit, it doesn’t look like this reversal of fortunes will occur in Dallas. Erakovic is the one player who cruised past her in recent weeks, when she recorded a 6-4, 6-0 success in Carlsbad. We can anticipate a closer match on this occasion, but it seems probable that Keothavong will bow out of the competition this afternoon.