Manila, Feb. 4 -- Tennis sensation Alex Eala made the country proud when she teamed up with Priska Nugroho of Indonesia to rule the 2020 Australian Open juniors doubles tournament in Melbourne Park, Australia on January 31.

Eala, only 14, and her Indonesian partner swept the European duo of Slovenia's Ziva Falkner and Britain's Matilda Mutavdzic, 6-1, 6-2, to win the championship.

Eala also became the first Filipino to win a juniors grand slam since Francis Casey Alcantara also captured the Australian Open boys' doubles title with Hsieh Cheng-peng of Chinese Taipei in 2009.

This is also the sixth doubles title for Eala and Nugroho since they teamed up in 2017.

For her successful showing in one of tennis' four grand slam events, Eala is ...