Filipina Alex Eala makes US Open juniors debut vs tough Aussie

first_imgMOST READ Malasakit Center bill awaits Duterte signature Manila’s hidden reservoir to re-emerge as tourist draw Women’s football teams served just egg, kikiam and rice for breakfast Australia slays Canada in Fiba World Cup ‘group of death’ LATEST STORIES Poulos, who hails from Canberra, made it to the main draw of the Australian Open thrice and French Open once. But she didn’t get past first round in all of previous stints.On Saturday, Eala disposed of qualifying top seed Romana Cisovska of Slovakia, 6-3, 6-0, at Cary Leeds Stadium Court 1 to formally enter the main draw of girls singles competition.AdChoices广告inRead invented by TeadsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPH women’s football team not spared from SEA Games hotel woesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSPORTSThailand claims not enough Thai food, drinks for players at hotelEala became the first Filipino to make the main draw of the US Open, or any Grand Slam event, since Jeson Patrombon in 1991.Eala, a scholar at Rafael Nadal Academy in Mallorca, Spain, converted six of 13 break-point chances, and had 74 winning percentage on her first serve. NorthPort forces rubber match, blasts No. 1 NLEX The 16-year-old Cisovska got 66 percent of her first serves in, against 50 percent by Eala, but she could only score on one of three break-point opportunities.AdChoices广告inRead invented by TeadsSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Singapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Foot fetish: Nibbles a specialty at Indonesian restaurant Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ‘City-killer’: Asteroid the size of the Great Pyramid may hit Earth in 2022, says NASA Kim Chiu rushed to ER after getting bitten by dog in BGC Filipina tennis hotshot Alex Eala is upbeat about her chances when she starts her first-ever US Open juniors stint on Sunday (Monday in Manila) against a tough 16-year-old from Australia.The 14-year-old said that while she’s facing Annerly Poulos, who has seen action in several Grand Slam events already, she’s on high morale playing the first round considering her impressive showing in the qualifying.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img