Alex Eala’s upset bid in opposition to fourth seed Chloe Paquet fell quick, absorbing a 6-4, 5-7, 3-6 defeat within the Spherical of 16 of the W60 Grenoble event in France on Thursday.
The 16-year-old Eala began effectively by taking the opening set, however the Frenchwoman used her guile to outlast the younger Filipina netter in two hours and 34 minutes of thrilling duel.
Whereas Paquet, 27, is at No. 124 within the Ladies’s Tennis Affiliation rankings, Eala, who went by way of two qualifying matches earlier than advancing to the principle draw, is rated approach beneath at 587.
Paquet appeared doomed after falling behind 5-3 within the second set as Eala peppered her with number of highly effective photographs.
All of the sudden, Eala misfired within the subsequent recreation which proved sufficient for Paquet to get well, coming by way of with delicate photographs to win the following 4 video games and draw degree at 1-1.
The Frenchwoman then unnerved Eala by breaking her serve within the first recreation of the deciding set.