Eala, partner reach quarters; Tsitsipas up

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FILE – Alex Eala of Philippines trains during the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium on March 24, 2021 in Miami Gardens, Florida. AFP

Making up somewhat for bowing out of the singles competitions in the first round on Monday, Alex Eala and partner Oksana Selekhmeteva of Russia got through to the French Open girls doubles quarterfinals on Tuesday night after trouncing Sofia Costoulas of Belgium and Laura Hietaranta of Finland, 6-3, 6-1.

Together they will gun for a spot in Final 8 when they clash against the winners between Barbara Palikova (Czech Republic)/ Annabelle Xu (Canada) and Petra Marcinco (Croatia)/Natalia Szabanin (Hungary) match to be played on Wednesday night.

Eala and Selekhmeteva, who made the finals of the W25 Platja D’ Aro last month, are top seeds in the meet.

They barged into the second round with a 6-4, 6-4…

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