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Alex Eala takes No. 2 seed at 2021 US Open juniors

Beatrice Go
Alex Eala takes No. 2 seed at 2021 US Open juniors

GRAND SLAM ACTION. Alex Eala makes a return to the US Open after the COVID-19 pandemic canceled the junior events in 2020.

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Alex Eala is on the hunt for her third Grand Slam title at the 2021 US Open juniors

Filipina teen tennis sensation Alex Eala will be seeded second at the 2021 US Open juniors tournament that is slated to run from September 6 to 11 at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City.

Eala reclaimed the No. 2 in the world junior’s circuit after her 2021 French Open girls doubles title romp with Russian star Oksana Selekhmeteva.

She currently tallies 2786.25 points behind top-ranked Andorra’s Victoria Jimenez Kasintseva.

Eala recently closed in on the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) top 500 after seeing action in the 2021 Winners Open.

The US Open juniors events make a comeback to the tennis calendar in 2021 after COVID-19 pandemic forced organizers to cancel the 2020 tournament.

Eala last joined the hardcourt event in 2019, where she made a second round exit.

The 16-year-old Filipina teen ace holds two Grand Slam titles in the girls’ doubles event.

She seized her maiden title in the 2020 Australian Open with Indonesian Priska Nugroho.

The pair teamed up again in the 2021 Wimbledon event, but they suffered a second round exit after a double-bagel first-round win. – Rappler.com

Beatrice Go

More commonly known as Bee, Beatrice Go is a multimedia sports reporter for Rappler, who covers Philippine sports governance, national teams, football, and the UAAP. Stay tuned for her news and features on Philippine sports and videos like the Rappler Athlete’s Corner and Rappler Sports Timeout.