Filipino fans have been saddened with the decision of tennis sensation Alex Eala to withdraw her participation in the W15 Antalya tournament in Turkey. However, they understand that this will be for her health as the Covid-19 situation escalated with 4.7-million COVID-19 cases in the said country.Inocencia Denna, an Eala fan in Cagayan Valley, said they have been watching all the tennis games of the Filipina girl. In her Facebook page, Eala said: “I’ve withdrawn from my W15 tournaments in Turkey due to Covid conditions there. Nevertheless, I continue to train on clay and my next tournament will be W25 in Platja D’Aro, Spain on May 17. Let’s continue to take care of each other by continuing to wear masks.”
The 5-foot-9 Eala had reached the round-of-16 in the W60 Bellinzona tournament in Switzerland last month. She defeated Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) No. 323 Margot Yerolymos of France and WTA No. 134 Laura-Ioana Paar of Rome before losing to Simona Waltert of Switzerland in their round-of-16 duel.#

Alex Eala (Courtesy of ITF)