Wimbledon: Elisabetta Cocciaretto smiles, Martina Trevisan and Lucia Bronzetti do not

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Surprising result in London grass derby

Of the three Italians engaged on Monday at Wimbledon, only Elisabetta Cocciaretto celebrates: in fact, the number 119 in the Wta rankings is able to impose herself in the Italian derby against Martina Trevisan (No. 29 in the rankings), with a clear 6-2, 6-0 in just 69 minutes of play. In addition to Trevisan, Lucia Bronzetti, defeated by American Ann Li 6-1, 6-4 in 62′, also says goodbye to the tournament.

Scheduled to make their tournament debut on Tuesday are two other Italian athletes: Camila Giorgi (No. 27 Wta) will play for second-round access against Poland’s Magdalena Frech, ranked No. 92, while Jasmine Paolini will face a very tricky client, Czech Petra Kvitova, currently No. 26 in the world but in the past also reaching the top 3.

The historic tournament on London’s grass is now in its 128th edition as far as the women’s tournament is concerned. There have been several winners in recent years: from Spain’s Garbine Muguruza to the 2021 winner, Australia’s Ashleigh Barty.

From 2000 until the 2016 tournament, Wimbledon was a hunting ground for the Williams sisters. In fact, the two legendary U.S. tennis players have collected 12 triumphs in the third Slam of the year: five wins for Venus (the last in 2008) and seven for Serena (the last in 2016).

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