Fresh from his heartbreak at Wimbledon, Alex Eala wasted no time getting rid of his second-round opponent on Wednesday at the Bonfiglio Trophy in Milan, Italy.
The proud 16-year-old Filipino, trying to forget her second-round outing at All England just a few days ago, has scored two quick wins to advance to the Grade A tournament, where she is the top seeded tournament.
She eliminated Kayla Cross, 6-1, 6-1, to advance to the third round of women’s singles, repeating over the Canadian who she defeated at J1 Villena in Spain last year.
It only took 58 minutes for the academician from the Rafael Nadal Academy to finish the work, meeting with symbolic opposition from the Canadian.
At 5-0 in the first set, he allowed a cross to break his serve before breaking to secure it. In the second set, the Canadian only managed to hold only once for 1-1. Earlier, Eala had knocked out 14-year-old Brenda Fruhvirtova of the Czech Republic, 6-1, 6-2, in the clay court first round. tournament.
The Filipina, who is ranked third in the world in juniors, will face Celine Naef of Switzerland or Ksenia Zaytseva of Russia for a place in the quarterfinals.
In doubles, Eala teamed up with Madison Sieg of the United States to beat Romanian Stefania Bojica and Portuguese Matilde Jorge, 6-2, 6-1, and will seek a place in the quarterfinals against Russians Anastasia Gureva and Ekaterina Maklakova, who beat the Czech Amelie Smejkalova. and Sara Suchankova of Slovakia, 2-6, 6-3, (10-7).
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