Filipino Alex Eala defeated Julia Belgraver of France 6-0, 3: 6, 6: 1 on Tuesday and qualified for the third round of junior girls singles at the 2020 Australian Open in Melbourne.
14-year-old Eala, an aspiring star of the Rafael Nadal Academy, meets 17-year-old Yi Cody Wong from Hong Kong on Wednesday to get a spot in the quarter-finals.
VAMOS ‼‼ Alex Eala goes into the third round of @australianopen Junior with a 3-set win of 6-0, 3-6, 6-1 against Julie Belgraver. Congratulations! MABUHAY‼ ️🇵🇭 #RNAPlayer
Posted by Rafa Nadal Academy on Monday, January 27, 2020
In addition to participating in the individual competition, Eala will also be on the pitch in the junior girls' double quarter-finals on the same day.
Eala and Indonesian partner Priska Madelyn Nugroho fight against the French duo Aubane Droguet and Selena Janicijevic for a place in the semi-finals.
Eala beat Shavit Kimchi from Israel 6-0, 4: 6, 6-2 in the first round of the girls.
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