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Eala siblings pulled out of tournaments due to coronavirus threat

Mar 12, 2020 - 12:02 PM

The Rafael Nadal Academy orders all its students to travel back to Mallorca from their respective international tournaments

PRECAUTION. Rafael Nadal Academy students Alex (middle) and Miko Eala (right)  pose with their father Mike Eala. Photo from Michael Eala's Facebook

Stefanos Tsitsipas leads Greece to Davis Cup triumph vs Philippines

Mar 07, 2020 - 4:27 PM

World No. 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas powers Greece to a long-awaited Davis Cup World Group II promotion

TIE VICTORY. World No. 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas plays his 2nd match in the Philippines. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

'Unreal': AJ Lim happy to play against Stefanos Tsitsipas

Mar 06, 2020 - 8:36 PM

'He was just unreal. He's obviously really good, he's No. 6 in the world,' says AJ Lim about facing Stefanos Tsitsipas

HONOR. AJ Lim feels honored to have played against Stefanos Tsitsipas again. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Dominance: Stefanos Tsitsipas routs AJ Lim for Greece Davis Cup lead

Mar 06, 2020 - 1:12 PM

World No. 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas leads Greece to its first win in the Davis Cup World Group II playoffs tie

DOMINANT. Stefanos Tsitsipas breezes past Filipino AJ Lim in the Davis Cup. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Alex Eala misses quarterfinals berth in Tunisia tournament

Mar 06, 2020 - 11:27 AM

Alex Eala falls to the tournament No. 3 seed in the 2nd round of her women's pro debut

PRO DEBUT. Alex Eala impresses in her first women's pro tournament. Photo from Rafa Nadal Academy Facebook

Alex Eala advances to 2nd round of Tunisia pro tournament

Mar 05, 2020 - 2:45 PM

Teen tennis sensation Alex Eala reaches the second round of her maiden women's tournament in the W15 Monastir

NEXT ROUND. Alex Eala advances to the next stage of her women's pro tournament debut in Tunisia. Photo from Rafael Nadal Academy Facebook

Alex Eala in main draw of career-first women's tournament

Feb 28, 2020 - 1:02 PM

Junior tennis star Alex Eala finally gains her first women's berth in the ITF Women's Futures in Tunisia

DEBUTANT. Alex Eala finally realizes her dream of joining a women's tournament in her budding career. Photo from Rafa Nadal Academy Facebook

Alex Eala: Bringing out her champion pedigree

Feb 09, 2020 - 6:31 PM

Grand Slam champion Alex Eala rises to become one of the country's top teen athletes

HITTING IT RIGHT. Alex Eala emerges as Philippine sports' new teen queen.

Alex Eala dedicates 2020 Australian Open title to late grandfather

Feb 04, 2020 - 9:21 PM

'I think that was really the biggest motivation for me going into this Australian Open. And this win is really dedicated to him,' says Alex Eala

FOR LOLO BOBBY. Alex Eala comes down to practice on the court as her Lolo Bobby watches her from the sidelines. Rappler Screenshot

FAST FACTS: Who is teen tennis sensation Alex Eala?

Feb 04, 2020 - 6:27 PM

Get to know 14-year-old Alex Eala, the latest toast of Philippine sports

TEEN SENSATION. Alex Eala continues to break barriers in the tennis world. Photo from Australian Open

After 1st Grand Slam title, Alex Eala clinches juniors world No. 4

Feb 04, 2020 - 10:00 AM

Filipina teen sensation Alex Eala reaches new heights with a world No. 4 ranking in the junior tennis circuit

WORLD NO. 4. Filipina Alex Eala nails a new career-high just a month after cracking into the top 10 of the world juniors circuit. from Rafael Nadal Academy Facebook

Alex Eala wins first juniors Grand Slam title in 2020 Australian Open

Jan 31, 2020 - 4:22 PM

Filipina teen Alex Eala and Indonesian partner Priska Nugroho cop the 2020 Australian Open juniors double title

BREAKTHROUGH. Alex Eala celebrates her first junior Grand Slam title with doubles partner Priska Nugroho. Photo by Roman Pilipey/EPA-EFE

Alex Eala barges into 2020 Australian Open juniors doubles final

Jan 30, 2020 - 5:13 PM

Filipino teen standout Alex Eala and Indonesian partner Priska Nugroho rally back to advance to the 2020 Australian Open juniors doubles final

FINALS BOUND. Alex Eala advances to her maiden junior Grand Slam final in the doubles event. Photo from Rafael Nadal Academy Facebook

Alex Eala extends 2020 Australian Open juniors stint with doubles semis berth

Jan 29, 2020 - 10:30 PM

Filipina teen tennis star Alex Eala and Indonesian partner Priska Nugroho reach the 2020 Australian Open doubles semis

FALLING SHORT. Alex Eala makes an exit from the singles tournament of the 2020 Australian Open juniors tournament 3rd round. Photo from Rafael Nadal Academy Facebook

Alex Eala rolls to 2020 Australian Open juniors 3rd round

Jan 28, 2020 - 12:41 PM

Filipino tennis standout Alex Eala advances to the 3rd round of a junior Grand Slam for the first time

ACHIEVEMENT. Alex Eala breaks through to the 3rd round of the 2020 Australian Open juniors tournament. Photo from Australian Open

Alex Eala earns 1st doubles win in 2020 Australian Open juniors

Jan 27, 2020 - 9:13 PM

Alex Eala teams up with Indonesia's Priska Nugroho to advance to the 2nd round of the 2020 Australian Open juniors tournament

SOUTHEAST ASIAN DUO. Alex Eala (right) and Priska Nugroho of Indonesia make it to the 2nd round of the 2020 Australian Open juniors tournament. Photo from Alex Eala's Facebook

Alex Eala advances to 2020 Australian Open juniors 2nd round

Jan 26, 2020 - 2:41 PM

Filipino teen standout Alex Eala works her way to another appearance in the second round of a juniors Grand Slam

AUSSIE OPEN DEBUT. Alex Eala makes her debut in the 2020 Australian Open juniors tournament. Rappler Screenshot

Alex Eala seeded 4th in 2020 Australian Open juniors

Jan 25, 2020 - 6:32 PM

Filipino teen tennis star Alex Eala kicks off her first juniors Grand Slam of the year at 4th seed

4TH SEED. Alex Eala aims to make it far in the 2020 Australian Open juniors tournament. Photo courtesy of Mike Eala

WATCH: Alex Eala dreams big in 2020

Jan 17, 2020 - 7:20 PM

Filipino teen sensation Alex Eala believes she can qualify for a women's Grand Slam tournament this year

SENSATIONAL. Alex Eala plans to take it up a notch as she aims for a women's grand slam berth. Rappler Screenshot

Alex Eala earns slot in 2020 Australian Open juniors main draw

Jan 08, 2020 - 12:57 PM

Philippine tennis star Alex Eala lands at No. 9 in the world juniors ranking to secure a slot in the Grand Slam juniors tournament

MILESTONE. Alex Eala kicks off 2020 within the top 10 junior tennis players in the world. Photo from Alex Eala's Facebook

Miko Eala bags junior tennis title in Cyprus

Nov 17, 2019 - 8:44 PM

The brother of Filipina teen sensation Alex Eala wins the Hellenic Bank Masters Tennis Academy tournament in Cyprus

PROVING HIMSELF. Miko Eala rises in the international tennis scene with a title from Cyprus. Photo from Miko Eala's Facebook

Alex Eala aims for women's Grand Slam berth

Nov 01, 2019 - 10:57 AM

World juniors No. 13 Alex Eala targets a top 5 ranking as the teen tennis sensation tries to crash the women's Grand Slam tournaments

RISING STAR. Alex Eala aims to crack in the women's pro circuit in 2020. Rappler File photo

Alex Eala rises to world No. 13 in juniors rankings

Oct 22, 2019 - 2:08 PM

A successful campaign in Japan catapults Alex Eala to No. 13 in the world junior tennis rankings

MILESTONE. Alex Eala nails a world No. 13 ranking in the ITF juniors world tennis tour. Photo from Alex Eala's Facebook

Alex Eala cops runner-up finish in World Super Juniors Osaka

Oct 21, 2019 - 6:39 PM

Alex Eala makes it to the 2019 World Super Juniors Tennis Championships Osaka Mayor's Cup final

RUNNER-UP. Alex Eala settles for 2nd place in her World Super Junior Tennis Championships Osaka Mayor's Cup debut. Photo courtesy of Akira Watanabe

Alex Eala bags 1st ITF juniors Grade A title

Sep 23, 2019 - 5:43 PM

Teen tennis sensation Alex Eala unlocks another career milestone as a Grade A tournament champion in South Africa

MILESTONE. Alex Eala is now a juniors Grade A tournament title holder. Photo from Alex Eala's Facebook

Alex Eala crashes out of U.S. Open juniors 2019

Sep 05, 2019 - 8:04 AM

Filipina teen tennis star Alex Eala absorbs back-to-back losses in her 2nd round singles and doubles events

MAJOR STINT. Alex Eala makes history in her first Grand Slam appearance in the 2019 US Open juniors tournament. Photo courtesy of Troi Santos

Alex Eala cruises to 2nd round in U.S. Open juniors debut

Sep 03, 2019 - 9:21 AM

Filipina teen tennis sensation Alex Eala gets off to a strong start in her first Grand Slam tournament

TEEN SENSATION. Alex Eala impresses in her Grand Slam debut with a one-sided win. Photo courtesy of Mike Eala

Filipina tennis player Alex Eala is Europe's Overseas Player of 2018

Dec 22, 2018 - 8:10 PM

The young Filipina makes waves in Europe's junior tennis scene

BEST FOREIGNER. At 13 years old, Filipina Alex Eala impresses in Europe. Rappler File photo