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