Wimbledon, Polish hurdle is insurmountable for Camila Giorgi

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First round immediately fatal to the Marche woman

Camila Giorgi failed to make it past the first round of the Wimbledon women’s tournament. The athlete from the Marche region, pitted against Poland’s Magdalena Frech, fought tooth and nail in the first set, lost 7-6 on tie-break (7-4 the decisive mini-game), before crashing out in the second fraction, which the opponent of the day conquered with a clear 6-1, thus ending the match in one hour and 48 minutes (27′ the duration of the second set).

That leaves only one Italian still in the draw, Elisabetta Cocciaretto. Eliminated were Martina Trevisan (who lost the Italian derby against Cocciaretto), Lucia Bronzetti, and Jasmine Paolini, before Giorgi’s knockout.

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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