Manila, Philippines—Alex Alla prepared for an early singles exit as she and Russia’s Oksana Selekhmeteva advanced to the French Open girls’ doubles quarterfinals on Tuesday night.
Ella and Selekhmeteva defeated Belgium’s Sofia Kostaulas and Finland’s Laura Hiteranta 6-3, 6-1 in the second round.
They will gun for a place in the Final 8 when they play Barbara Palikova (Czech Republic) / Annabelle Xu (Canada) and Petra Marcinko (Croatia) / Natalia Szabanin (Hungary) on Wednesday night as winners.
Alla and Selekhmeteva, who made it to the finals of W25 Plaza d’Arro Last month, the meeting has the top seeds.
She defeated Evialina Laskevich of Belarus and Alina Shcherbinina of Russia 6-4, 6-4 to reach the second round.
bowed down swan singles competition After losing 6-4, 6-7(4), 6-1 to Matilda Mutavadzik of Great Britain last Monday.
But the 16-year-old Filipino hotshot is hoping for her second Grand Slam girls’ doubles title 2020 Australian Open With Prisca Nugroho of Indonesia.
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