Cara Black knocked out

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FLUSHING MEADOWS — Cara Black and her New Zealand tennis playing partner Marina Erakovic have been eliminated from the US Open women’s doubles in New York.

Report by Dominion Post

Erakovic and Black made a bright start to their third round match against second seeded Russian duo Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina.

They took out the first set 7-5 in a 61 minute duel, but then dropped the next two sets 6-2 6-4.

Erakovic and Black beat Spain’s Lourdes Dominguez and Israel’s Shahar Peer 6-4 7-6 in the opening round then the pairing of Varvara Lepchenko (Unites States) and Saisai Zheng (China) 6-1 7-6 in the second.

Makarova and Vesnina were the French Open women’s doubles champions and had not dropped a set in their first two matches.

Makarova had earlier been beaten by China’s Li Na in the women’s singles quarter final 6-4 6-7 (5), 6-2.

The Russians advance on to the fourth round to play Australian eighth seeds Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua.