Fri. Feb 23rd, 2024

FILE – Alex Eala competes within the W60 Nantes match. Picture from Alex Eala’s Fb

MANILA, Philippines — Alex Eala eyes her fifth Worldwide Tennis Federation (ITF) singles crown, dealing with Oceane Dodin of France within the W40 Kyotec Open Last on Sunday (Manila time) in Petange, Luxembourg.

The 18-year-old Filipino staved off Germany’s Anna-Lena Friedsam in three units, 7-5, 4-6, 6-2, within the semifinal spherical after a grueling two-hour and 30-minute match.

Eala is gunning for her third title this 12 months after ruling the W25 Yecla in June and W25 Roehampton in August. It is going to be her fourth ultimate look this 12 months together with a runner-up end within the W25 Aldershot 4 months in the past.

The ninth seed Eala is dealing with Dodin, who has but to drop a set within the match and is at present ranked one hundred and first within the Ladies’s Tennis Affiliation.

The 27-year-old French took down Hanne Vandewinkel of Belgium, 6-1, 6-3, within the different tennis match to forge a championship duel in opposition to the World No. 204 Eala.

The Rafael Nadal Academy graduate has been dominating the match after sweeping Jasmijn Gimbrere of the Netherlands, 6-3, 6-2, within the quarterfinal. She additionally took down Angelina Wirges of Germany within the first spherical, 6-3, 6-2, earlier than ousting qualifier Johanne Christine Svendsen of Denmark, 6-3, 6-1.

She additionally competed within the doubles however she and  Turkish associate Zeynep Sonmez had been eradicated within the semifinal spherical.

Eala surpassed her semis exit within the W60 Nantes in France two weeks in the past with one other ultimate recreation in Petange.

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