Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times

News

Alex Eala to enter French Open as second seed

After a breakthrough semifinal finish last year, Alex Eala feels motivated to aim for more. 

The Filipino tennis ace will go into Paris armed with the No. 2 seed in the girls’ singles events, as the 2021 French Open is expected to get underway on June 6.

Eala made headlines after almost reaching her first-ever Grand Slam singles finals last year with her spectacular run in this very same tournament. She eventually bowed to France’s own and eventual champion Elsa Jacquemot.

Jacquemot will not compete in this year’s edition of the tournament.

This time, the now 16-year-old looks to repeat or even surpass that achievement this time around.

Andorra’s Victoria Jimenez Kasintseva will enter the tournament as the top seed. Two Russians in Polina Kuedemetova and Diana Shnaider follow Eala at Nos. 3 and 4, respectively.

Last year, the 2019 Australian Open juniors doubles champion also carried the No. 2 seed into the tournament.

#ReadMore  Generika lifer Kath Arado relishes newfound pressure

Grew to appreciate various sports from tennis to judo. True-maroon kiddo since the new millennium. Fanboy. Singer. Occasional sports writer.

Tiebreaker Times Logo

You May Also Like

News

Alex Eala felt overjoyed when she took centercourt at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France, Saturday evening (Manila time). And she did not...

News

A perfect duo made in heaven. Alex Eala and Russian Oksana Selekhmeteva copped the 2021 French Open Girls’ Doubles title after taking down Russia’s...

News

Alex Eala and Oksana Selekhmeteva have been to all of the Grand Slam finals combined – save for the French Open. That ended Friday...

News

Alex Eala and Oksana Selekhmeteva shook off the gutsy pair of Croatian Petra Marcinko and Hungarian Natalia Szbanin, 7-6(7), 7-6(5), in the quarterfinals. The...

News

Alex Eala and Oksana Selekhmeteva made short work of Belgium’s Sofia Costoulas and Finland’s Laura Hietaranta, 6-3, 6-1, to advance into the quarterfinal round...

News

Alex Eala made amends of his shocking exit at the singles play as she and Russian partner Oksana Selekhmeteva stopped the gutsy duo of...

News

No. 2 seed Alex Eala was the first casualty of the upset axe after a shocking loss to Great Britain’s Matilda Mutavdzic, 4-6, 7-6,...

News

Alex Eala’s first-ever pro doubles title will have to wait some other time. The 15-year-old Filipina and Russian partner Oksana Selemekhteva’s Cinderella run finished...

Advertisement