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Alex Eala barges into W80 France quarterfinals

/ 09:57 PM October 27, 2022
Alex Eala in action during the W80 Poitiers in France

Alex Eala in action during the W80 Poitiers in France. –ALEX EALA FACEBOOK/

MANILA, Philippines — Filipino tennis ace Alex Eala marched into the quarterfinals of the W80 Poitiers as she took down Vitalia Diatchenko of Russia, 6-4, 6-3, on Thursday in France.

The 17-year-old Eala, who is currently at her best Women’s Tennis Association’s ranking No. 248, got the better of Diatchenko to reach her second career quarterfinal appearance in an $80,000 tournament.

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Eala battles the winner of the match between China’s Xinyu Wang and Croatia’s Ana Konjuh in the next round.

On Wednesday, Eala survived French Jessika Ponchet in three sets, 6-2, 5-7, 7-6(6), on Wednesday to advance in the singles.

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However, the reigning US Open girls’ singles champion suffered a quarterfinal exit in the doubles division as she and her Croatian partner lost to No.3 seed Miriam Kolodziejova and Marketa Vondrousova of Czech Republic, 7-5, 6-2.

Into quarterfinals here in Portiers😃💪🏼

Posted by Alex Eala on Thursday, October 27, 2022

Eala, a Rafael Nadal Academy scholar, overcame Jessika Ponchet of France, 6-2-, 5-7, 7-6(6) in the first round of the main draw.

She dominated the qualifiers to reach the main draw of her second $80,000 tournament, where she eyes her third professional crown.

Eala suffered her previous finish from last week’s W60 Hamburg in Germany, where she was eliminated in the second round.

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