Alex Eala enters 2nd round of junior Australian Open

/ 02:45 AM January 27, 2020
Alex Eala junior girls Australian Open 2020

Alex Eala reacts during her match against Israel’s Shavit Kimchi in the first round of their junior girls’ singles match at the 2020 Australian Open. Photo taken from Rafa Nadal Academy Facebook

Filipino rising star Alex Eala is off to a great start in her campaign in the junior girls’ singles of the 2020 Australian Open.

Eala, a promising scholar at Rafael Nadal Academy, got things going with a 6-0, 4-6, 6-2 win over Shavit Kimchi of Israel on Sunday at Melbourne Park.


The 14-year-old Eala advanced to the second round and will face Julia Belgraver of France.

Belgraver fashioned out a comeback victory over hometown bet Mia Repac, 1-6, 6-4, 6-4, in her opening round assignment.


Eala and Indonesia’s Priska Madelyn Nugroho will make their debut in the junior girls’ doubles against the duo of Russia’s Elina Avanesyan and Ukraine’s Liubov Kostenko on Monday.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: 2020 Australian Open, Alex Eala, junior, Tennis
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.