Senate adopts reso lauding Alex Eala for winning US Open girls title | Inquirer Sports

Senate adopts reso lauding Alex Eala for winning US Open girls title

06:38 PM September 12, 2022
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: Alexandra Eala of Philippines celebrates after defeating Lucie Havlickova of Czech Republic during their Junior Girl's Singles Final match on Day Thirteen of the 2022 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 10, 2022 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Sarah Stier/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by Sarah Stier / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

Alexandra Eala of Philippines celebrates after defeating Lucie Havlickova of Czech Republic during their Junior Girl’s Singles Final match on Day Thirteen of the 2022 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 10, 2022 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Sarah Stier/Getty Images/AFP

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate has adopted a resolution lauding Alex Eala, the first Filipino who clinched a tennis Grand Slam singles title.

Read: Alex Eala wins US Open girls crown, first Filipino to capture singles Grand Slam

The upper chamber on Monday adopted Senate Resolution No. 199 or the resolution commending and congratulating Alexandra “Alex” Eala for winning the 2022 Girls’ Junior Grand Slam Singles crown of the US Open Tennis Tournament in New York City, USA.

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READ: Senators commend Alex Eala’s historic US Open triumph

Senate Majority Leader Joel Villanueva sponsored the resolution during the plenary session.

“I’ve been following this young lady’s career for years now, and it is so fulfilling to witness the culmination of all her hard work, dedication, and training with a grand slam championship at the tender age of 17,” Villanueva said during his sponsorship speech.

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The majority leader noted the role of Eala’s family in her triumph.

“I believe, Mr. President, that her family’s active role since Day 1 has been her backbone in every smash she does inside the tennis court. Napakahalaga po ang papel ng pamilya, at higit pa rito, ang isang pamilya natin bilang lahing Pilipino sa pagsibol ng isang atletang kampeon!” said Villanueva.

(The family’s role is important, and more than this, our family as a Filipino nation in the flourishing of a champion.)

He likewise pushed to support all athletes who aim to bring pride to the Philippines.

All senators were made co-authors of the resolution.

Following Eala’s Grand Slam singles victory, she will return to the professional circuit for the rest of the year.

READ: After US Open girls title, Alex Eala going back to pro circuit

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