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Alex Eala upsets Chilean foe to enter third spherical of W60 Madrid

Alex Eala in action at the W60 Madrid.

Alex Eala in motion on the W60 Madrid. –ALEX EALA FACEBOOK

MANILA, Philippines — Alex Eala surprised Chile’s Daniel Seguel, 6-1, 6-2, on Wednesday to advance to the third spherical of the W60 Madrid in Spain.

The 17-year-old Filipino ace took down the No.11 seed after a one-hour and 18-minute duel within the second spherical of the $60, 000 match.

Eala will face No.7 Yvonne Cavalle-Reimers of Spain in Spherical 3 on Thursday.

“I’m very completely happy to be within the remaining 16 of one other W60k occasion. Let’s go for extra!” wrote Eala on her social media as she eyes her third skilled title.

Reimers beat her compatriot Ainhoa Atucha Gomez, 6-2, 3-6, 6-0, of their second spherical duel.

Final 12 months, Eala outlasted Reimers within the Finals of W15 Manaco, 5-7, 6-1, 6-2, to win her first professional title.

“I’m very completely happy to be within the remaining 16 of one other W60k occasion. Let’s go for extra!” Eala wrote on her social media.

Nonetheless, Eala and Taiwanese accomplice En Shou Liang fell to fourth seed Timea Babos of Hungary and Valeria Savinykh, 6-2, 6-4, within the quarterfinals of the doubles match.

“Thanks additionally to my accomplice En Shou Liang(TPE) for teaming up in Doubles. We full our match with a Doubles Quarterfinals end,” Eala stated.

It was the third quarterfinal exit of Eala in doubles after her stints within the W25 Macon final February and W25 Madrid final week.

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