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Eala gets kudos from ‘King of Clay’ Nadal

Eala gets kudos from ‘King of Clay’ Nadal

        By Kristel Satumbaga     Teen sensation Alex Eala got a congratulatory message from none other than ‘King of Clay” Rafael Nadal for her latest accomplishment in the International Tennis Federation world junior rankings. Nadal lauded Eala’s new career-high ranking of No. 2 through replying from the Rafa Nadal Academy’s Twitter […]

Thanks to her semis showing at French Open, Eala rises to world No. 2

    By Kristel Satumbaga     For her breakthrough performance at the French Open, teen sensation Alex Eala jumped from fourth to second in the world rankings. In the latest rankings released by the International Tennis Federation (ITF), the country’s top junior netter climbed two rungs higher after a semifinal finish in Paris. She […]

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Another Eala rises in tennis

    By Kristel Satumbaga     A few days after Alex Eala’s breakthrough semifinal performance at the French Open Juniors, it was older brother Miko Eala’s turn to shine after he and partner captured a doubles title in the 2020 Lousada Junior Cup II in Portugal over the weekend. Eala and Daniel Rincon of […]

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‘Greatest achievement’ for Nadal as he wins 13th French Open

          PARIS (AFP) – Rafael Nadal demolished Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 to win his 13th French Open on Sunday and equal the all-time record of 20 Grand Slam titles held by Roger Federer who hailed the victory as ”one of sport’s greatest achievements”. For world No. 1 Djokovic, the defeat […]

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This Swiatek is all heart as she makes French Open history

      PARIS (AFP) ‒ Polish teenager Iga Swiatek won her country’s first ever Grand Slam singles title on Saturday as she defeated American fourth seed Sofia Kenin, 6-4, 6-1, to become the youngest women’s French Open champion since 1992. The 19-year-old Swiatek, at 54 the lowest-ranked woman to capture the Roland Garros title […]

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French Open: Eala out but Fil-Am still in hunt for doubles crown

 By Kristel Satumbaga     Alex Eala is already gone after losing in the girls’ semis match Friday night (Manila time) But don’t be so sad. An American player with Filipino blood is still in hunt for her first Grand Slam title at the French Open in Paris. Desirae Krawczyk, whose mother hails from Cagayan, […]

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