Alex Eala cruises to 2nd round in U.S. Open juniors debut
MANILA, Philippines – Alex Eala got off to a dominating start in her Grand Slam debut as the 14-year-old advanced to the 2019 US Open juniors tournament 2nd round in New York on Monday, September 2 (Tuesday, September 3, Philippine time).
The Filipina teen sensation quickly dispatched Australian Annerly Poulos, 6-1, 6-2, in 57 minutes to keep her Grand Slam bid alive.
Eala never looked back as she won 4 of 7 break points while Poulos collapsed with errors throughout the match and failed to break Eala's serve.
Last Sunday, September 1, Eala – a Rafael Nadal Academy scholar – became the first Filipino to qualify for a Grand Slam tournament since Jeson Patrombon in 2011. – Rappler.com