Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

SPORTS

Eala now rated No. 252

US Open girls champion Alex Eala catapulted to her highest ranking in the latest Women’s Tennis Association list at No. 252 after taking part in a pair of professional tournaments recently in California.

The 17-year-old scholar of the Rafael Nadal Academy improved her standing by 29 ranks after joining the W60 Templeton and W80 Rancho Santa Fe tournaments.

Filipino-Canadian netter Leylah Fernandez dropped in the WTA rankings at 39th while Iga Swiatek of Poland is still the No. 1 women’s tennis player in the world.

Eala reached the second round of W60 Templeton where she was defeated by 6-2, 4-6, 0-6 loss against Katarzyna Kawa of Poland last 30 September.

At the W8 Rancho Santa Fe, the three-time Southeast Asian Games bronze medalist found herself booted out by Marcela Zacarias of Mexico prevailed, 2-6, 5-7, last week after going through the qualifying round.

Save for the 2022 US Open this year, Eala has focused her attention in playing in the professional circuit.

This year saw Eala win her second women’s singles title at the W25 Chiang Rai in Thailand last April and made a podium finish in her first SEA Games.

While she promised one more run in the girls division by next year, Eala is already building her credibility to join the women’s competition of the Grand Slams.

“Right now, I’m just focusing on improving my ranking and, you know, hopefully I’m trying to get into the qualies (qualifying rounds) of the women’s Grand Slams. I have to work a lot to make that happen but obviously, that’s what I’m here to do,” said Eala, a three-time Grand Slam champion.

“I like to take it step by step.”

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

SPORTS

Manny Pacquiao knows his time is up. This was the keen observation made by a longtime member of his training team who spent dinner...

ESPORTS

The dynamic duo of Johnmar “OhMyV33nus” Villaluna and Danerie James “Wise” del Rosario is back with a bang after leading Blacklist International to a...

SPORTS

The University Athletic Association of the Philippines will have a full calendar of sports events for Season 85 starting 1 October. UAAP President Fr....

ESPORTS

ECHO has revealed its roster for the upcoming M4 Mobile Legends World Championship to be held 1-15 January 2023 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The seven...

SPORTS

It’s going to be business as usual as the Philippine Basketball Association will not stop its on-court activities when it gives way for the...

SPORTS

It doesn’t look as if newly-crowned Melvin Jerusalem will get the luxury of defending his minimumweight crown against a handpicked rival after the World...

SPORTS

Mitchell, meanwhile, is a six-foot shooting guard frowm Hartford University.

SPORTS

Legendary boxing referee Carlos ‘Sonny’ Padilla was recently inducted into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame. Famous for serving as the third man in...

Copyright © DAILY TRIBUNE