Alex Eala loses to Swiss rival for second straight time

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 09 Apr 2021 06:22:20 +0000

By JEREMIAH SEVILLA Swiss Simona Waltert is fast turning out to be the scourge of Alex Eala. Unable to sustain a strong start,  Eala crashed out of the W60 Bellinzona tournament in Switzerland after losing to hometown bet Simona Waltert for the second straight time, 7-5, 3-6, 6-2, in the third round on Thursday (early […]

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Gutsy Eala stuns Romanian foe, advances to Round-of-16

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 01:05:30 +0000

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA Alex Eala recovered from a first-set hiccup and stunned Romanian 12th seed Laura-Ioana Paar, 6-7 (6), 6-1, 6-0, in the W60 Bellinzona tournament in Switzerland early Thursday, April 8. The win set up Eala a third-round date with wildcard bet Simona Waltert of Switzerland, who also pulled off a 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4 […]

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Eala survives first round scare in Switzerland tourney

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2021 23:02:32 +0000

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA Alex Eala survived an opening-set scare and beat lucky loser Margot Yerolymos of France, 7-6 (6), 6-2, at the start of the W60 Bellinzona in Switzerland Tuesday night. Eala overcame her erratic service game in the first set to defeat 23-year-old Yerolymos and advance to the second round of her first $60,000 […]

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Alex Eala improves WTA ranking to No. 715

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2021 06:49:28 +0000

By Kristel Satumbaga The ranking of Alex Eala improved to a career-best No. 715 in the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) ahead of her competition in the W60 Bellinzona in Switzerland Tuesday. Eala, 15, jumped 22 notches from No. 737 last week despite her brief appearance at the prestigious Miami Open.  She took part in the […]

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Barty reaches Miami Open final; Tsitsipas bombs out

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 02 Apr 2021 01:58:58 +0000

MIAMI (AFP) ‒ World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty booked a return to the Miami Open final on Thursday with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina. Australia’s Barty, who won the most recent edition of the event in 2019, is trying to make her first successful defense of a WTA title. The Australian, already […]

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Sakkari ends Osaka’s 23-game winning run, gains semis

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2021 00:29:16 +0000

MIAMI (AFP) ‒ Naomi Osaka’s 23-match winning streak came to a crashing halt Wednesday as Japan’s world number two was stunned 6-0, 6-4 by Maria Sakkari in the quarterfinals of the Miami Open. Japan’s Osaka, playing her first tournament since lifting her fourth Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in February, won just eight […]

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LOOK: Former world No. 1 Murray eyes ‘greener pastures’ after tennis career

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2021 12:25:40 +0000

Andy Murray has revealed he would like to swap the tennis court for the golf course when he hangs up his racket ‒ eyeing a life as a caddie to a professional golfer.The three-time Grand Slam winner, 33, told the Gentleman’s Journal there was “crossover” between the two sports and he could make a difference.Murray […]

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Osaka extends win streak to 23; Barty ousts Azarenka

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2021 07:19:57 +0000

Reigning US and Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka advanced to the Miami Open quarterfinals on Monday, stretching her win streak to 23 matches by defeating Belgian 16th seed Elise Mertens 6-3, 6-3.The second-ranked Japanese star will next face Greek 23rd seed Maria Sakkari, who outlasted US 29th seed Jessica Pegula 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (8/6) at […]

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Alex Eala still feeling ‘awe’ after Miami Open stint

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2021 06:23:23 +0000

By Kristel Satumbaga Alex Eala is still on Cloud 9 from her experience at the prestigious 2021 Miami Open last week. In a recent social media post, the 15-year-old teen sensation shared her thoughts about debuting in the Women’s Tennis Association. “I am still in awe of the Miami Open experience,” Eala wrote. “Aside from […]

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Fil-Canadian is the new rising star in women’s tennis

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2021 23:32:30 +0000

Leylah Annie Fernandez gave Filipino communities across the globe, especially in Canada, something to brag about when she won her first WTA Tour title in Mexico over the weekend. Mixing her shots so well, Fernandez dominated Swiss qualifier Viktorija Golubic, 6-1, 6-4, to reign supreme at the Monterrey Open, a feat that made heads turn […]

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