ALL year round, Filipina teen tennis sensation Alex Eala had been relentless in gracing both the juniors and pro stage everywhere around the world.
Eala played all the active Grand Slams and saw action in ITF and WTA tours at least twice a month.
She was last seen in the 2021 US Open Juniors Championships, where she finished in the quarterfinals, in September.
After that, the 16-year-old dropped out of sight for some time.
Former PBA commissioner Noli Eala, who is Alex’s uncle, revealed that she was actually suffering a injury that caused her to pause from competitions.
“Alex Eala is currently recovering from an injury which has forced her to slow down in her sched,” he wrote in a tweet on Thursday night.
Kom Noli said that he would bare more details in his weekend show, Power&Play, on Saturday morning.
A fruitful 2021 for Alex Eala
2021 has been fruitful for Alex from the get-go.
Last January, she won her first maiden ITF pro title after conquering a $15,000 tournament in Manacor, Mallorca, Spain.
She also added another Doubles Grand Slam title under her belt, winning the French Open Girls’ Doubles with Russian Oksana Selekhmeteva last June.
In the ITF Juniors World Rankings, Alex fell to the No. 4 spot after she claimed her career-high No. 2, post-French Open.
From 505th, she also slipped to No. 526 in the WTA singles ranking.