Alex Eala survives grueling match for another quarterfinal stint
Alex Eala in the third leg of the ITF Rafa Nadal Academy World Tennis Tour. RAFA NADAL ACADEMY
MANILA, Philippines—Alex Eala powered through a grueling match against Germany’s Silvia Ambrosio, 7-6(3), 1-6, 6-3, that lasted nearly three hours to advance in the ITF Rafa Nadal Academy World Tennis Tour Friday (Manila time) in Mallorca, Spain.
The 15-year-old Eala bounced back from a horrible second set and took on Amborosio, who is nine years older than Eala, head-on come the third. She started the third set up 4-0 in a bold showing against the German.
Unstoppable! Alex Eala 🇵🇭has beaten Silvia Ambrosio 7-6, 1-6, 6-3 and has qualified again for the quarterfinals of the @ITFTennis by @lgespana tournament!
💪🏼 ¡También está imparable @yvonnecavalle 🇪🇸, que alcanza esta ronda por tercera semana consecutiva! 💪🏼 pic.twitter.com/InF4yKNVge
— Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar (@rnadalacademy) February 4, 2021
She is set to take on Oksana Selekhmeteva in her third straight quarterfinal appearance in a pro tournament.
Eala is also looking for retribution after she fell in the quarterfinals of the second leg of the Manacor event against Switzerland’s Ylena In-Albon.
A title win in the third leg could give Eala a second professional title after she won the opening tournament last month.
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