Filipina tennis sensation Alex Eala got a first-round bye in the US Open juniors tournament that will kick off on Monday, September 6 (Tuesday, September 7, Manila time) in New York City.
Seeded second in the girls’ division, Eala earned an outright berth in the second round among the 48-player field.
Eala awaits the winner between Thailand’s Pimrada Jattavapornvanit and USA’s Charlotte Owensby.
The 16-year-old last competed in the US Open in 2019, bowing out in the second round.
It has been a fruitful year so far for Eala, the owner of two junior Grand Slam doubles titles.
After winning the Australian Open girls’ doubles crown with Indonesian Priska Nugroho last year, Eala added another Grand Slam to her name as she and Russian Oksana Selekhmeteva ruled the French Open girls’ doubles in June.
Eala then completed a double title romp in the ITF grade A tournament in Milan, Italy in July after topping both the singles and doubles events. – Rappler.com