New Zealand tennis No.1 Marina Erakovic has been given a favourable first-round draw in the London Olympics tennis tournament.

Erakovic will face Canadian Aleksandra Wozniak in a battle of two unseeded 24-year-olds with similar rankings.

Erakovic is 46th in the world, eight places above Wozniak.

The first round will be on Saturday and Sunday.

Erakovic and Wozniak have met twice before, both times in 2008, when they each had a win by the identical 6-0 6-4 scoreline.

The winner this time around will face either French Open runner-up Sara Errani of Italy or American Venus Williams, the seven-time Grand Slam singles champion.

Erakovic is making her second appearance at an Olympics, having lost in the opening round in Beijing four years ago to Japan's Ayumi Morita.

NZ Newswire

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