Alex Eala is in for another Miami Open main draw qualification

Alex Eala is ready to make waves in the 2023 Miami Open (Alex Eala Facebook)

By Leobert Julian A. de la Peña

Filipina tennis sensation Alex Eala booked another Miami Open main draw ticket and is looking to bounce back after two-consecutive early exits from 2021-2022.

This is Eala’s third-straight time earning a spot in one of the most prestigious Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) 1000 tournaments.

Eala will seek to impress at the Hard Rock Stadium in Florida from March 19-April 2, 2023, against the best of the best WTA professional superstars.

the 17-year-old superstar will have a fully loaded International Tennis Federation (ITF) sanctioned pro tournaments and will add the Miami Open to her impressive resume.

Eala is off a second-round exit in the recently concluded W60 Trnava Open in Slovakia in the singles category but made it up after reaching the semifinal round of the doubles event.

Despite a 6-3, 6-3, loss to United Kingdom’s Alicia Barnett and Olivia Nicholls last March 10, 2023, Eala and her partner Justina Mikulskyte of Lithuania ended their campaign on a high note.

It was still a positive campaign for Eala after reaching the Top 4 stage, earlier taking down the pair of Vivian Heisen and Julia Lohoff in the quarterfinals to set up a clash with the UK tandem.

During the Round of 16, Eala and Mikulskyte bested Nina Vargova and Ela Platenikova via a sweep, 6-1, 6-0.

Eala will be going up against the top-seeded WTA players of the world headlined by no. 1 seeded Iga Swiatek of Poland.

Also reported to grace the star-studded Miami Open are former Grand Slam champion Emma Raducanu, Aryna Sabalenka, Jessica Pegula, and Ons Jabeur.