Wimbledon, Elisabetta Cocciaretto stops in the third round: all Italians eliminated

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Wimbledon, Elisabetta Cocciaretto stops in the third round

Elisabetta Cocciaretto’s path to Wimbledon stops in the third round. The tennis player from the Marche region, in fact, was defeated in two sets with the scores of 6-4 6-0, in just under an hour and a quarter of play, by the U.S. player Jessica Pegula, thus seeing her first eighth final in a Major slip away.

With the 22-year-old from Fermo’s exit from the tournament, there is no Italian player still in the round of 16.

The Wimbledon tournament has its roots in history: it is the oldest event as far as tennis is concerned. Spencer Gore was the first winner and one of the inventors of the volley method of play. In the inaugural edition of the tournament, the Englishman defeated compatriot William Marshall in the final in three sets: 6-1, 6-2, 6-4. The following year Gore tried to defend his title against Frank Hadow, but had to surrender in three sets: 7-5, 6-1, 9-7.

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