Wed. Nov 29th, 2023

Filipino tennis participant Alex Eala. –ALEX EALA FACEBOOK

MANILA, Philippines — Alex Eala dominated the W25 Roehampton after dominating Arina Rodionova of Australia within the last, 6-2, 6-3, on Sunday in London.

The 18-year-old Filipino left every thing on the ground in her last match, beginning 3-0 in each units to set the tone of her dominant exhibiting in opposition to the second seed and world No. 166 Rodionova.

When Eala held a 5-2 lead within the second set by sweeping the seventh recreation, the 33-year-old Aussie tried to save lots of her title hopes, taking the prolonged eighth recreation and preventing again from a 15-40 deficit within the ninth.

However the No.6 seed Eala delivered the ending blows to prevail in an hour and 57 minutes.

It was Eala’s fourth total Worldwide Tennis Federation (ITF) crown, her second title this yr after ruling W25 Yecla final June.

The primary Filipino to win a Grand Slam singles title received two championships in a yr for the primary time. Her first two professional crowns got here from two totally different years within the W15 Manacor in 2021 and W25 Chiang Rai final yr.

The Rafael Nadal Academy product, who’s at present Girls’s Tennis Affiliation No. 250,  had a masterful marketing campaign in London as she beat Australian netters within the first two rounds with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over qualifier Gabriella Da Silva Fick adopted by a  3-6, 7-5, 6-3 conquest over her doubles accomplice, Destanee Aiava within the second spherical.

Eala shocked the highest seed Priscilla Hon, 6-2, 6-4, within the quarterfinal of the $25,000 match after which withstood the No.3 seed Arianne Hartono of the Netherlands with a 7-6(4), 2-6, 6-1 victory.

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