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This 13 yo (born May 23, 2005 in Quezon City) left-hander took the U14 world by storm in January by winning Les Petits As (which is THE U14 Slam basically) as a 12 yo MDWC, beating (Q)Sofia Costoulas (who had just straight-setted 2nd seed Andreeva) 3 & 1 in R3, Kyoka Kubo (who uspet 8th seed Scott in R2) 7-5 6-1 in QF, Bulgarian (13)Katerina Dimitrova 1 & 3 in SF, and 13 yo Czech (7)Linda Noskova (who dragged top seed Shnaider in QF and 5th seed Wiersholm in SF) 5-7 6-3 7-6(5) in a nailbiter final! :bolt: :bowdown:

She then waited til June to play her 2nd international tournament of the year: she was given a QWC at Junior Roland Garros, and beat (15)Paula Arias Manjon (18 yo, junior #82/CHR 43, ranked ~900 in pros) 4 & 4 :worship:, before getting routined by (5)Peyton Stearns (16 yo, #63/CHR 49) 2 & 4 in Q2. :awww: :hug:

After that, she made the final of a G4 in Jakarta on hard, where she was given a MDWC: she beat local (3)Janice Tjen (16 yo, #201) 6-2 3-6 6-3 in SF and fell to local (1)Prisca Madelyn Nugroho (15 yo, #177) 2-6 6-4 1-6 in the final. :awww: :hug:

Then, she had a little disappointment at the Cat. 1 G14 Open des Jeunes Stade Français on the Paris clay, where she was ousted in R2 by local girl Lou Baudouin as the 3rd seed, 0-6 6-4 6-7(6). :sobbing: :hug:
She however corrected this minor blip by winning a Cat. 1 G14 in the Netherlands last week (she was the 11th seed, beat 4th seed Solana Sierra 6-4 5-7 6-4 in the final) and a Cat. 2 G14 in France this week (she was the top seed, beat 4th seed Yasmin Kabbaj 2 & 3 in the final), both on clay. :yeah:

Looking forward to following her alongside Noskova, the Fruhvirtova sisters & Shnaider. Noskova & Shnaider both are Top 200 already in juniors after just a few tournaments, for the moment Alexandra is just outside of the Top 700 but that's only because she's only played 1 U18 tournament (you can't play them before you turn 13 anyways), so she's obviously underranked! :) GL in the future! :cheer::cheer::cheer:

By the way, it looks like she has a tennis-playing brother, as there's also a Michael Francis Eala from the Philippines, who will turn 16 in a month and is currently in the junior Top 400! ;)
 

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Last week at the Windmill Cup in the Netherlands:















 

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No rest for the wicked, Alex is playing a Cat. 1 G14 in Germany this week! :cool: :bounce:

She's the 5th seed there, beat Ariana Geeling 6-4 6-7(4) 6-3 in R1 and Kyoka Kubo 6-4 3-6 6-3 in R2 :yeah:

R3 vs. Anna Zyryanova :armed: :cheer:
 

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Rolled over Anna 2 & 0 :sport:

Tomorrow, QF vs. Chinese Xin Tong Wang, who upset (1)Idrizovic 3-6 6-3 7-6(6) :devil: in R2 and also took out (13)Ratkovic in 3 sets in R3 :armed: :cheer:
 

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She rolled over the Chinese 1 & 3 :yeah: but fell to (6)Solana Sierra 6-1 4-6 1-6 in SF. :awww: :hug:

Sierra went on to win the title, beating (3)Katerina Dimitrova 1-6 6-2 6-2 in the final. ;)
 

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No rest, Alex is playing the Cat. 1 G14 in Hasselt, Belgium this week! :bounce:

She's the top seed there, had a bye in R1 and will face Erika di Muzio in R2 :armed: :cheer:
 

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Through to R3 6-2 4-3 ret. :)

Tomorrow, R3 vs. (13)Jaquelyn Ogunwale :armed: :cheer:
 

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Beat the Brit 6-2 7-6(5)! :yeah:

Tomorrow QF vs. (12)Lola Radivojevic (who squeezed by 7th seed Bartashevich today) :armed: :cheer:
 

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And she's through to the final! :bounce:

She got past the Serb 6-4 ret., then dragged Finnish (3)Laura Hietaranta (who is her dubs partner this week :devil:) 2 & 1 in SF yesterday :hi5: :dance:

Final vs. Italian (4)Georgia Pedone today, GL! :armed: :cheer:
 

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Btw, Laura & her won the dubs title easily, beating (8)Ferrara/Pedone 2 & 2 in QF, and (2)Bartashevich/Rowinska 4 & 3 in the final! :hi5:
 

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Rolled over the Italua 0 & 4 :D :worship: :rocker2:
 

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:awww:


"The past 5 tournament have been so amazing. I won three singles and doubles titles. Thank you to the itf team for making these past five weeks so fun."

http://instagr.am/p/BmfKG1Mjcpl/
 

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I have no idea who this is :lol:
 

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Alex has made 3 consecutive G18 finals recently:

• first, she won G5 Trofeo David Ferrer on Spanish clay: she was the 6th seed, beat (2)Ruxandra Schech 7-5 6-1 in QF, Celia Belle Mohr (who dismantled 3rd seed Llinares Domingo in QF) 6-4 6-3 in SF, and (1)Jessica Bouzas Maneiro (16 yo, #177) 6-2 6-3 in the final :bigclap: :worship:

• then she won clay G4 at home in Manila: she was the 8th seed, beat (6)Wei Ning Fang 6-1 6-3 in SF and routined 14 yo Dasha Plekhanova (who upset 3rd seed Wang in R2 and top seed Tjen in SF) 6-4 6-2 in the final :hi5:

• and then last week, she was runner-up of the 2nd edition of the same tournament, where she was unseeded that time. She lost a very close final to (1)Janice Tjen (16 yo, #210), 3-6 6-2 5-7 :awww: :hug:


She's moved up to a new CHR of 250 already this week :worship: :yippee:
 

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Looks like she's at the Rafa Nadal Academy atm :bounce:
 
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