MANILA, Philippines — More than the Grand Slam immortality, Alex Eala is honored to be an inspiration for her fellow Filipinos back home with her historic achievement in the US Open girls’ singles tournament.
“This is a huge step for me. I’m super happy to represent my country and do something with a big platform, being able to inspire other younger people,” said Eala during the post-match press conference after her title-clinching 6-2, 6-4 victory over World No.3 Lucie Havlickova of Czech Republic on Sunday (Manila time) in New York.
As the first Filipino to win a US Open juniors singles title, the Rafael Nadal Academy scholar wants to continue inspiring the Philippine tennis…
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