Tennis: Marina Erakovic discounted of ASB Classic and Australian Open

New Zealand’s tennis number one Marina Erakovic has been discounted of the ASB Classic and the Australian Open.

A progressing back damage has ruled the world number 207 out of the season-beginning occasions. Erakovic was set to get a qualifying compartment into the ASB Classic, and would have needed to fit the bill for the Australian Open.

“Lamentably, because of continuous damage with my back, I require more restoration and recuperation time,” said the 29-year-old Erakovic.

“Thus, my arrival to rivalry is as yet dubious and I will apply for an ensured positioning.

Erakovic, who made the elimination rounds at the ASB Classic in 2008, will remove some time from the game as she recoups.

“I have chosen to take full preferred standpoint of my first since forever summer soften up New Zealand by trading my sneakers for my jandals lastly getting the opportunity to see some of these wonderful Kiwi shorelines.”

ASB Classic competition chief Karl Budge says Erakovic has had an immense influence in New Zealand tennis and she will be remembered fondly at the competition.

“It is such a disgrace for Marina, her fans and clearly for the ASB Classic as we would have wanted to see Marina on court. She has driven ladies’ tennis in this nation for 10 years and it will be an abnormal inclination beginning seven days without our kiwi number one in the draw.

“We want her to enjoy all that life has to offer for a fast recuperation and plan to see her pull out of court at the earliest opportunity.”

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