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Alex Eala stuns No. 3 seed to clinch W60 Madrid semifinals spot

Alex Eala celebrates a win in W60 Madrid.

Alex Eala celebrates a win in W60 Madrid. –ALEX EALA FACEBOOK

MANILA, Philippines — Alex Eala rapidly pulled off a 6-1, 6-4 stunner over No.3 Jaimee Fourlis of Australia on Friday to barge into the semifinals of the W60 Madrid at Membership Deportivo Brezo Osuna in Spain.

The 17-year-old, who’s ranked No. 413, solely wanted 68 minutes to complete off Fourlis, who’s World Tennis Affiliation’s No. 182 and not too long ago received the W25 Madrid and W60 Brasov in Romania.

Eala unleashed a rousing 5-0 begin within the first set earlier than the Aussie compelled a neck-and-neck second body tied at 4-all.

The Filipino tennis star was in a position to placed on the ending touches to guide a ticket to the semis, the place she’s going to face Katherine Sebov of Canada within the $60,000 match.

Sebov took down France’s Carole Monet, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3, within the different quarterfinal match.

Eala and Sebov will conflict for a finals berth on Saturday.

The Rafael Nadal Academy scholar is 2 victories away from successful her third skilled crown after ruling the W15 Manacor final 12 months and W25 Chiang Rai in April.

Eala has received 4 straight matches together with a 0-6, 6-2, 7-5 victory over Spain’s Yvonne Cavelle-Reimers on Thursday

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