MANILA, Philippines—Alex Eala continued her W60 Nantes run, advancing within the semifinal spherical after defeating residence wager Leolia Jeanjean, 6-4, 2-0, in France on Friday (Manila time).
The Filipino tennis ace needed to flip in one other comeback effort to dispatch her French counterpart, who retired within the second set.
Eala pulled off a hard-earned 7-6(5), 6-4 victory over Zeynep Sonmez of Turkiye within the spherical of 16 on Wednesday.
After absorbing a 1-4 blitz by Jeanjean within the opening set, the world’s 193rd-ranked participant blanked the opposition to take a 1-0 set lead.
Eala by no means appeared again since taking the headstart.
The 18-year-old Eala’s victory set her up for a semis conflict with Czech competitor Gabriela Knutson on Friday.
The opposite semis bracket options French bets Oceane Dodin and Elsa Jacquemot.
Eala is gunning for a fifth title within the professional ranks.