Marina Erakovic of New Zealand (#85) has reached the first WTA final of this season in Quebec City. Not really a favorite to win here, Marina almost won her first title, only losing to the Czech player Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (#75) 46 61 60.
Marina had two wins over players ranked higher than her. In the semi's, she won over Tamira Paszek (#40) of Austria 26 75 64 and in the quarters, she edged Daniela Hantuchova (#25) 64 64. In the second round, she won over Irina Falconi (#74) of the US 63 26 62 and Caroline Garcia (#125) of France in the first round 64 46 64.
Her boyfriend right now is Czech veteran player, Radek Stepanek!