Top-seeded Kerber beats Erakovic in Nuremberg

NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) Top-seeded Angelique Kerber broke Marina Erakovic of New Zealand at the start of each set and won 6-4, 6-2 in her Nuremberg Cup opener on Tuesday.

Sixth-seeded Kurumi Nara of Japan crashed out in the second round, losing 6-4, 6-3 to Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan.

Also in the second round, Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic and Karin Knapp of Italy were winners.

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