Rising Alex Eala sets new career-high in WTA rankings | Inquirer Sports

Rising Alex Eala sets new career-high in WTA rankings

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 03:31 PM April 13, 2021

Alex Eala tennis WTA

Photo from Rafa Nadal Academy Facebook

MANILA, Philippines — Rising Filipino tennis star Alex Eala reached a new career-high in the WTA rankings.

Eala climbed 53 spots to 662 from No. 715 last week.


“Step by step,” Eala wrote on her Facebook Tuesday.


Step by step…

Posted by Alex Eala on Monday, April 12, 2021

The 15-year-old Eala’s latest rise comes on the heels of her impressive campaign in her first W60 tournament in Bellinzona, Switzerland.

Facing higher-ranked and much-experienced opponents, Eala made as far as the third round.

She knocked off Margot Yerolymos of France in the opening round before ousting Laura-Iona Paar of Romania in the second round.

Eala, however, was bounced by hometown bet Simona Waltert in the third round.


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