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Rising Alex Eala sets new career-high in WTA rankings

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

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

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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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