Photo from Alex Eala’s Instagram page

Alex Eala starts her 2022 season by competing in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) women’s circuit in Manacor, Spain.

The 16-year-old junior standout, however, has to go through the qualifying round of the hardcourt W25 Manacor event slated Jan. 17 to 23.

She is currently ranked No. 526 in the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA).

Among the top players in the main draw are Grand Slam regular Vitalia Diatchenko of Russia, multiple Grand Slam doubles champion Timea Babos of Hungary, 219-ranked Simona Waltert of Switzerland and Russian Oksana Selekhmeteva.

It can be recalled that Eala teamed up with Selekhmeteva to win the 2021 Roland Garros Girls Doubles title.

Eala last saw action in the women’s circuit in November last year when she made a first-round exit in the W25 Milovice event in Czech Republic.

She has yet to follow up her first women’s title in the W15 Manacor event in 2021.

Source: Manila Bulletin (