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Alex Eala exits W100 tilt, bows to German foe

/ 03:37 PM August 04, 2022

Alex Eala in W100 Grodzisk Mazowiecki.

Alex Eala in W100 Grodzisk Mazowiecki. –ALEX EALA FACEBOOK

MANILA, Philippines — Alex Eala bowed out of the W100 Grodzisk Mazowiecki after falling to Germany’s Katharina Hobgarski, 4-6, 3-6, in the Round of 32 on Wednesday (Manila time) in Poland.

The 17-year-old Filipino star ended her first $100,000 tournament after two matches.

She tried to pull off a comeback in the first set turning a 1-3 disadvantage into a one-point deficit, 4-5. But the No. 14 seed Hobgarski ended Eala’s run and took full control of the second set to barge into the Round of 16.

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The Rafael Nadal Academy scholar made her W100 debut with a rousing 6-4, 6-4 victory over Laura Svatikova of Slovakia.

Eala’s third crown in the pro ranks remained elusive as she last won a championship run in W25 Chiang Rai last April.

She made back-to-back semifinal appearances in the W60 Vitoria-Gasteiz and W25 El Espinar/Segovia last week in Spain.

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