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Alex Eala crashes out of Wimbledon

/ 03:29 PM July 09, 2021
Filipino tennis star Alex Eala in a Wimbledon girls' singles match.

Filipino tennis star Alex Eala in a Wimbledon girls’ singles match. ALEX EALA FACEBOOK

MANILA, Philippines–Alex Eala’s Grand Slam dreams will have to wait a little bit longer.

After twin defeat at Wimbledon, she needs just one day to shake things off and then go back to the courts once again.

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“She’s ok, She’ll take the day off today and spend time with us before making her way to Milan tomorrow for another J1 tournament,” said her father Mike along with whole family was with her in London

The 16-year-old tennis wonder, seeded second, suffered a second round upset loss to unseeded Ane Mintegi del Olmo of Spain, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, in singles late Thursday.

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Then early Friday in Manila, she and partner Priska Nugroho of Indonesia, who are seeded third, fell to Chelsea Fontanel of Switzerland and Ashlyn Krueger of the United States, 6-4, 4-6 (11-9).

It was her second straight early exit in a grand slam singles, having been upset in the first round of the French Open two months ago.

The World No. 3 in juniors has already two Grand Slams doubles title under her belt making her the winningest Filipino ever.

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