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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