Alex Eala wins Grand Slam on Independence Day: 'I hope I made my contribution to the country' | Inquirer Sports
Close  

Alex Eala wins Grand Slam on Independence Day: ‘I hope I made my contribution to the country’

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 09:06 PM June 12, 2021
Alex Eala

Photo from Rafa Nadal Academy Twitter

MANILA, Philippines — Rising Filipino tennis star Alex Eala paid tribute to her roots on Independence Day following another Grand Slam triumph this time on the clay court in Paris.

Eala and her Russian partner Oksana Selekhmeteva captured the French Open girls doubles title Saturday.

ADVERTISEMENT

“Sa lahat ng Pinoy na nanood, maraming salamat sa suporta (To all the Filipinos watching, thank you very much for the support). It’s actually Independence Day today so I hope that I made my contribution to the country,” Eala said after the match.

Eala and Selekhmeteva, who were the top seeds in the tournament, won after knocking off Maria Bondarenko of Russia and Amarissa Klara Toth of Hungary, 6-0, 7-5, in the final.

FEATURED STORIES

The 16-year-old Eala claimed her second Grand Slam title after winning the Australian Open girls doubles last year.

TORIES

Rising Alex Eala sets new career-high in WTA rankings

Get the hottest sports news straight into your inbox

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

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: Alex Eala, French Open girls doubles, Grand Slam
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our sports news

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2021 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.