Thu. Feb 22nd, 2024

Alex Eala competes within the W60 Nantes event. Picture from Alex Eala’s Fb

MANILA, Philippines—Alex Eala crashed out within the semifinal of the W60 Nantes event in France.

After displaying her resiliency on the way in which to the semis, Eala crumbled towards American-born Czech Gabriela Knutson, 6-2, 3-6, 1-6, on Saturday (Manila time).

Eala, the world No. 193rd, began sturdy as she zoomed to a 5-1 begin en path to a dominant opening set win.

The 18-year-old Eala was coming off a 6-4, 2-0 win over French Leolia Jeanjean within the quarterfinal that noticed her rally from 1-4 down. However the Filipino tennis ace obtained a dose of her personal drugs towards Knutson, who made a comeback of her personal after dropping the primary set.

The 26-year-old Knutson displayed her expertise within the subsequent two units together with her composure permitting her to rally and take the ultimate two units.

Knutson will tackle house guess Oceane Dodin within the ultimate.

Eala, in the meantime, shifts her focus to the ITF W40 Petange in Luxembourg, later this month.

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