All of Verucchio and all of Rimini cheer for the tennis player Lucia Bronzetti. “Historic and wonderful”, writes the Facebook page of his municipality. The 23-year-old, awarded the “Verucchio Throne 2021” in the autumn, has also recovered from the third qualifying round and enters the main draw of the Australian Open starting next Monday (17 January) in Melbourne. It is the first career Slam for Lucia (only on another occasion she had played the qualifiers, at the US Open in 2021, leaving the scene already in the first round), which, with the 80 points earned so far, is destined to gain several positions compared to the 145th place in the world of the current WTA ranking and to score another best ranking.
On the Australian night, Lucia, the 26th seeded of the “which”, he beat for 4-6, 6-2, 6-1, after almost two hours of struggle, the Japanese Nao Hibino, number 129 in the standings and fifteenth-seeded. Great test of character for our standard bearer, who was down 6-4, 2-0, before putting in a partial of twelve games to one. Now there is expectation for the draw for the first round “Great pride and congratulations from the entire administration for this young athlete who with determination, professionalism and a smile on her lips becomes the standard-bearer of our town on every continent and brings Verucchio for the first time in the main draw of one of the temples of world tennis “is the message spread by the Municipality.
The compliments of the mayor
“Last October, by honoring her with the“ Verucchio 2021 Throne ”for how she gives prestige and makes our town known in the world with her results, we asked Lucia Bronzetti to also become an ambassador of our territory with her positive example. Today, with his grit, determination and the splendid smile on his lips, for the first time in history, he brings the name of Verucchio to the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament, the maximum to which every tennis player can aspire, I want to proudly congratulate Lucia as mayor , supporter and
representative of the municipal administration “, so the first citizen Stefania Sabba.