Alex Eala made an early exit in her return on the courts after virtually three months of inactivity, falling to Russian Darya Astakhova, 2-6, 2-6, in Spherical of 32 of the W25 Milovice Indoor Open 2021 in Czech Republic on Tuesday evening (Manila time).
After notching the opening recreation, the Filipino teen tennis sensation misplaced three straight video games handy a 3-1 benefit to the Russian netter. Eala, the WTA no. 524, then took the fifth recreation earlier than shedding once more within the subsequent three, 2-6.
The 16-year-old Eala discovered herself down 1-5 within the second set however was fast to get better within the seventh recreation to increase the match. She, nonetheless, finally fell within the eighth recreation to formally bow out of rivalry.
The event marked Eala’s return to motion since wrapping her marketing campaign on the 2021 US Open marketing campaign final September. She took a much-needed break after that on account of a foot harm.
The eighth-seeded Astakhova, in the meantime, will transfer on to the subsequent spherical the place she’s going to collide with Sarah Beth Grey of Nice Britain. – RC, GMA Information