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Eala advances to semis, faces HK lass next

Eala advances to semis, faces HK lass next

By CARLO ANOLIN Alex Eala was tested to the max but still came out victorious – thanks to a steely resolve. Displaying maturity seldom seen from a 15-year-old netter, Eala pulled off a pulsating 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 win over Carole Monnet of France and advanced to the semifinals of the ITF Manacor in Spain Friday […]

Pinay netter Alex Eala shocks top-seeded rival in Spain

        By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA     Alex Eala shocked top seed Seone Mendez of Australia, 6-4, 6-1, and barged into her first quarterfinal appearance in a pro tournament at the ITF  Manacor in Spain on Thursday. Eala, who entered the $15,000 event as a junior reserve, needed one hour and 20 minutes […]

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Breezy win for rising star Alex Eala in Spain

  By Kristel Satumbaga     Rising star Alex Eala opened her season campaign with a bang, whipping Italian Anna Paradisi, 6-1, 6-1, in the ITF Manacor $15,000 women’s tournament in Spain. Eala, who entered the tournament hosted by the Rafa Nadal Academy as a junior reserve, proved too classy for her wildcard rival. The […]

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Strict quarantine awaits world’s top tennis stars in Australia

      MELBOURNE (AFP) – Tennis’ top stars face the threat of sanctions if they breach stringent Covid-19 protocols when they arrive this week for an Australian Open deemed by its top boss as needing a “small miracle” to go off without a hitch. The calendar’s first Grand Slam normally starts in the third […]

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Top seeds Kenin and Svitolina save match points in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI (AFP) – Top seeds Sofia Kenin and Elina Svitolina both had to save match points to make the quarterfinals of the season-opening Abu Dhabi WTA tournament on Sunday. Australian Open champion Kenin defeated 13th-seeded Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan 3-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-4. Kenin, who saved one match point in the 12th game of […]

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Djokovic, Nadal, Serena to quarantine in Adelaide, not Melbourne

        SYDNEY (AFP) – Tennis’ top stars will quarantine in Adelaide rather than Melbourne and play an exhibition there ahead of the Australian Open, with the city also hosting a WTA event after the years’ first Grand Slam, organisers said Saturday. Some 1,270 players and support staff are due to arrive in […]

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