Pinay tennis pride Alex Eala has achieved an advancement in the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) singles rankings.

Climbing from the 248th position, the talented tennis player from the Philippines has risen to the 217th spot in the global rankings as of Tuesday, August 22.

However, it’s worth noting that Eala still stands three positions below her personal best of 214th. Despite this, the 18-year-old athlete has shown impressive progress by jumping an impressive 31 spots in the rankings, primarily due to her consecutive appearances in finals held in the United Kingdom.

Eala’s dominance was evident in her victory at the W25 Roehampton tournament, where she overcame Russian-Australian player Arina Rodionava with a score of 6-2, 6-3 on August 13. This triumph marked Eala’s fourth professional championship.

Subsequently, Eala secured her place in the finals of the W25 Aldershot, though she faced defeat against Australian player Destanee Aiava with a score of 6-3, 4-6, 1-6 on August 20.

Furthermore, Eala and Aiava teamed up as doubles partners for the W25 Roehampton doubles event, achieving a quarterfinals berth.

In addition to her singles achievements, Eala also participated in the W25 Aldershot doubles tournament alongside her Polish partner Urszula Radwanska. Unfortunately, they were eliminated by the Japanese duo of Saki Imamura and Erina Hayashi in the semifinals, with a score of 4-6, 4-6. (ai/mnm)