Although she is in significantly absent Spain, young Filipino tennis star Alex Eala nonetheless has the Philippines in head, primarily now that it has been ravaged by powerful typhoons.
At the moment competing at the W25 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria at the Canary Islands, 15-calendar year-previous Eala shared that she feels for the victims of typhoons Rolly and Ulysses that have strike unique pieces of the region and that she is praying for their rapidly restoration.
“… I noticed some images and movies of the flooding from the typhoons which have hit the Philippines in the last three months. I pray that all people recovers rapidly,” Eala, a Globe model ambassador, wrote in a write-up on her Fb website page.
She produced her sentiments identified as she began her marketing campaign at the W25 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, which is a pro event.
Eala, a scholar of the Rafa Nadal Academy in Mallorca, acquired her bid on a profitable start, upsetting event eighth seed and globe range 241 Francesca Jones of Germany, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3), on Thursday (Manila time).
Entered the tournament as a wild card, the Filipino ace right away made waves, holding her individual towards Jones, who is 5 yrs her senior.
Eala experienced her way in the opening established, but faced stiffer challenge in the second.
But Eala held steady in the tiebreaker to e-book the acquire that sent her to the upcoming round, where by she would deal with 21-year-previous Belgian Lara Salden.
Even with the limitations offered by the coronavirus pandemic to the tennis scene, and sports in general, Eala has had it stable in 2020.
She captured the 2020 Australia Open up Juniors women’s doubles title with playing associate Priska Nugroho of Indonesia in January, then built additional historical past by reaching the semifinals of this year’s French Open up Juniors event in October.
The great showing observed her continue to ascend in the globe rankings and solidify her standing as 1 of the talents to check out out for.
Eala is hoping to translate this kind of accomplishment as perfectly in her occupation in the professional circuit. — Michael Angelo S. Murillo