Alexandra “Alex” Maniego Eala (born 23 May 2005) is a Filipina tennis player.
Eala is the current Australian Open girls’ doubles title holder. She is the No. 2 ranked ITF junior, achieved on October 6, 2020. Eala has a career high WTA singles ranking of 505 achieved on Aug 9, 2021.
Her mother Rizza is a 1985 Southeast Asian Games bronze medalist in the 100-meter backstroke and currently serves as the chief financial officer of Globe Telecom. She is the niece of former Philippine Basketball Association commissioner Noli Eala. Her brother, Michael, plays tennis for the Pennsylvania State University.
Early Life and Career
At the age of 12, Eala won the 2018 Les Petit As 14-and-under tournament, beating Linda Nosková in the finals. She made her junior Grand Slam debut at the 2019 US Open. She was named the 2019 Milo Junior Athlete of the Year.
Eala won the 2020 Australian girls’ doubles event, partnering Priska Madelyn Nugroho. They defeated Živa Falkner and Matilda Mutavdzic in the finals.
Eala peaked in the Girl’s Junior rankings at No. 2 after reaching the semifinals at the 2020 French Open girls’ singles competition.
Eala paid tribute to her roots on Independence Day following another Grand Slam triumph this time on the clay court in Paris. Eala and her Russian partner Oksana Selekhmeteva captured the French Open girls doubles title Saturday. They were the top seeds in the tournament, won after knocking off Maria Bondarenko of Russia and Amarissa Kiara Tóth of Hungary, 6–0, 7–5, in the final.
Eala made her debut on the ITF Women’s Circuit on March 4, 2020 as a junior reserved in the $15K event at Monastir, where she won her first professional match. She leaped to the top 1000 in the WTA that was established by tennis legend Billie Jean King for professional women players comes after the teen prodigy secured her first pro tennis championship title at the first leg of the ITF W15 Manacor in Spain held in January 2021.
Eala made to her first final for ITF doubles with Oksana Selekhmeteva and ended their run in the W25 Platja D’Aro in Spain Saturday night after falling short to Lithuania’s Justina Mikulskyte and Romanian Oana Georgeta Simion, 6-3, 7-5, in the final.
Alex Eala is still young and currently focusing on her career more. Alex Eala is single and not dating, she is also not married.
Net Worth and Salary
Alex Eala’s net worth as of 2021 is estimated at around $50, 000 – $250, 000 (net orth estimated in 2021).