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Eala trounces Swiss rival, advances to Round of 16

Eala trounces Swiss rival, advances to Round of 16

BY KRISTEL SATUMBAGA Alex Eala pounded Swiss opponent Simona Waltert, 6-1, 6-4, to jumpstart her title bid in the ITF Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar World Tennis Tour in Manacor, Spain Wednesday, March 3. The 15-year-old Eala, who is only in her third appearance at a $25,000 event, waxed hot in the opening set before […]

Alex Eala inspired after meeting idol Rafael Nadal on eve of her first match

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA Teen wonder Alex Eala hopes her meeting with her idol will provide her further fire and inspiration when she competes in the opening round of the $25,000 ITF Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar World Tennis Tour in Manacor, Spain Wednesday afternoon in Manila. In a Facebook post on the eve of her […]

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Alex Eala tries luck anew in $25,000 tournament in Spain

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA Teen sensation Alex Eala gets another shot at a $25,000 tournament when she competes in the ITF Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar World Tennis Tour in Manacor, Spain starting Wednesday. The 15-year-old Eala, who earned a main draw berth as a junior exempt, will be facing Switzerland’s Simona Waltert in the opening […]

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Beyond the Big 3: Djokovic sets sights on Serena, Court

MELBOURNE, Australia (AFP) – Not content with challenging Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for the men’s Grand Slams record, Novak Djokovic has Serena Williams and Margaret Court in his sights after claiming an astonishing ninth Australian Open title. The world number one’s bold statement followed Sunday’s final, when he ended a turbulent tournament marked by […]

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Alex Eala improves WTA ranking after impressive quarterfinal finishes

By Kristel Satumbaga Rising star Alex Eala continues to rise in the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Tour singles rankings with a new career-high of No. 763. Her latest ranking – 140 notches better than her previous ranking – was propelled by her impressive quarterfinals finishes in the third leg of the $15,000 Manacor event in […]

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Dominant Djokovic beats Medvedev in 3 sets, claims 9th Australian Open crown

MELBOURNE (AFP) ‒ Peerless world No. 1 Novak Djokovic demolished Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in straight sets to win his ninth Australian Open title and extend his record-breaking reign at Melbourne Park Sunday. Djokovic overpowered the fourth seed, 7-5, 6-2, 6-2, in front of 7,400 fans on Rod Laver Arena to end the Russian’s unbeaten run […]

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