Alex Eala made a stunning debut of the big-money tournaments Tuesday. However issues might solely get harder from that time on.
The Philippines’ high tennis hope is going through an Egyptian tour mainstay who toppled the No. 1 seed within the event.
Gaining a wild card within the Winners Open-WTA 250 Romania, Eala is as soon as once more among the many huge women of the game, chasing larger rating factors and money prizes that totaled a minimum of $250,000.
She opened with a 7-5, 6-2 overcome qualifier Paula Ormaechea of Argentina. The 16-year-old lefty refused to get intimidated with the 28-year-old Ormaechea who had 15 ITF singles titles already.
So blissful to have gained my debut match at a WTA250 Match, The Winners Open.
“So blissful to have gained my debut match at a WTA 250 event,” wrote Eala on her Fb web page.
She didn’t get to have fun lengthy as a result of standing in her means is Mayar Sherif who toppled No. 1 seed Alize Cornet of France, 6-2, 6-4, within the opening spherical.
Recent from her Tokyo Olympics stint, Sherif, 25, is fast-rising clay specialist who’s ranked 119 on this planet.
Her upset win over the 31-year-old Cornet, who was as soon as ranked No. 11 on this planet, simply made her the favorite of their Spherical of 16 match on Thursday.
However she is going to face a younger upstart with nothing to lose and all the pieces to achieve. Eala is hoping to enhance on her present 639th rating within the hope to achieve entry to extra profitable tournaments within the tour.
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