Re: Harleys 'I call New Zealand Home' Thread for Kiwi players
Marina versus wildcard Marie-Heut Pien in the first round of qualies at the Bell Challenge. Shes got a fairly nice quali draw really, her toughest opponent should be in the final quali round where she will likely meet Andrea Klepac - a very winable match especially when Marinas in great form winning 10 matches in a row.
Thank you for everything Mercedes, now please be nice to Socrates for me, perhaps fetch him a bird or two. We love you, always.
The next fortnight promises to be action packed for New Zealand women overseas.
Top New Zealand player Marina Erakovic is heading to Canada, where she aims to qualify for the Tier III Bells Challenge WTA tournament in Quebec City on 29 October.
Sacha Jones will compete in the qualifying event next week's US$50,000 ITF in Taoyuan, China.
In Augusta, USA , Leanne Baker retired during her first round match against Ana Jovanovic from Serbia and withdrew from the doubles event in which her and partner Jorgelina Cravero from Argentina were seeded first for the US$25,000 tournament.
Baker is entered in the US$75,000 event Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania starting on 5 November.
Ellen Barry , Shona Lee and Abby Hedges are entered in the US$25,000 ITF event in Port Pirie, Australia, starting on 5 November.