Alex Eala was released in the first round of the Miami Open

Alex Eala of the Philippines practices during the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium on March 24, 2021 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Matthew Stockman / photographer / AFP

MANILA, Philippines-Alex Eala was sent off for the first round after beating Madison Brengle of the United States, 6-2, 6-1, in the start of the Miami Open on Friday. Manila) and Hard Rock Stadium.

The 16 -year -old Filipino tennis prodigy was named No. 565, issued to World No. 59 opponents in one hour and 12 minutes.

Brengle, a two -year -old Eala, coached the young Filipino and used his strength and knowledge to create a 64 -round duel with Russian Luidmila Samsonova.

It was the second time Eala had competed at the Miami Open since she competed last year and lost to Slovakian Viktoria Kuzmova, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2, in the round. opening of the draw option.

Eala was given a wildcard score for the second straight year but now in a big draw. He has played in six tournaments this year with three events in France and two events in Spain.

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