Unseeded Filipina Alex Eala rules tennis tilt in France

first_imgBeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Noskova, the seventh seed who took out top seeded Russian Diana Schnaider in the quarterfinals, seized the tight first set before Eala, the top singles player in the under-14 age bracket based on the Asian Tennis Federation rankings, struck back and evened up matters.With match going down the wire, the 12-year-old Eala cashed in on a Noskova error to close out her rival and write history as the 36th girls champion of the celebrated tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingEala, a wildcard recipient and part of 2017 Tennis Europe Junior Tour Doubles Team of the year, defeated Belgian qualifier Sofia Costoulas in the preliminaries before beating unseeded Japanese Kyoka Kubo and Hungarian 13th seed Katerina Dimitrova to set up the finale against Noskova.Eala said she would be ready in time for the grand slam juniors in May.“I need to build my ITF ranking to qualify for the grand slams,” said Eala. ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais LATEST STORIES Smash hit? Tesla suffers broken glass mishap at launch of new truck PLAY LIST 01:08Smash hit? Tesla suffers broken glass mishap at launch of new truck02:37Even in death, Uighurs feel long reach of Chinese state00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Do we want to be champions or GROs? – Sotto Pumaren gets the win over former player Pasaol in PBA D-League Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Playing fantastic form, Alex Eala has made a name in the international tennis scene.The unseeded Filipina ruled the Les Petits As-Le Mondial Lacoste in Tarbes, France by capturing the girls singles title at the expense of Czech tennis wonder Linda Noskova in a 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (5) cliffhanger.ADVERTISEMENT PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img