Priska Madelyn Nugroho won the Australian Open Junior women’s doubles title. The young Indonesian tennis player is paired with a Filipino player, Alexandra Eala. Priska / Eala managed to excel without significant difficulties when conquering opponents in the final, Ziva Falkner (Slovenia) and Matilda Mutavdzic (Britain) with a score of 6-1, 6-2, on the 13th field of Melbourne Park, Australia on Friday (1/31/2020) ). This Priska achievement made him now equal the achievements of her predecessor, Angelique Widjaja, who won the same category at the 2002 Australian Open. At that time, Angelique was paired with Argentina’s tennis player, Gisela Dulko.
Priska’s achievements this time also continue the positive trend of the game. Priska has successfully won the Bronze medal at the 2019 SEA GAMES Philippines. Priska’s success in winning the women’s doubles champion at the Australian Open Junior 2020 also received appreciation from the Chairperson of PP Pelti, Rildo Ananda Anwar.
“Congratulations Priska Madelyn Nugroho. We are proud that the Indonesian tennis player can win a double again at the Grand Slam of the Australian Open. Hopefully, Priska’s achievements will inspire other Indonesian players,” Rildo said in his official statement, as reported by Antara. Priska is not the only time this is paired with Eala. Together with the 14-year tennis player, she has won a number of titles in 2017 ago. The pair won the first title when they won ITF Asia Division 1 and Under Development Championships, in February 2017 in New Delhi, India.
In fact, at the event, Priska also faced Eala in the women’s singles category, and she was able to conquer her partners in the double category. The two Southeast Asian tennis players then paired up to perform at Young Stars tournaments in Europe, which took place in the second week of July to early August 2017. Priska / Eala then regained the title at the Open des Jeune tournament, Paris, France.
In the final, they defeated the Italian duo, Eleonora Alvisi / Asia Serafini with a score of 6-2, 6-4. Then they became champions at the Windmill Cup, in Velp, the Netherlands. They managed to lock the title after defeating the pair Hania Aboulsaad (Egypt) / Sara Akid (Morocco) with a score of 7-5, 6-1 in the final. They then returned to France to appear in the La Balle Mimosa Loire-Atlantique tournament, Nantes.
Priska / Eala won the title again after defeating Peruvian Daianne Hayashida / Camila Soares with a score of 6-3, 6-1 in the top match. While competing at The Internationale Deutsche Tennismeisterschaften, in Duren, Germany, Priska and Eala regained the championship after winning over South Korean pair Bo Young Jeong / Yeon Woo Ku, with a score of 4-6, 6-4, (10-5).