Camila Giorgi was brushed aside in straight sets by third seed Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland in the fourth round of the women’s singles at Wimbledon on Monday.
Giorgi, a 20-year-old Jewess from Macerata, Italy, went out 6-2, 6-3 in little more than an hour.
Still, the tournament represented a remarkable success for Giorgi, who was ranked 145 in the world before she began a run of six successive victories to take her through the qualifying rounds and into the last 16.
Some reports suggest that Giorgi is considering immigrating to Israel.
One of four children born to Claudia and Sergio Giorgi, she is coached by her father, who introduced her to tennis at the age of five.
Giorgi is the second Jewish-ish sports star to suffer a heavy defeat in two days. On Sunday, Mario Balotelli, the Italian soccer player whose Ghanaian parents placed him in the foster care of a Jewish family in Brescia, east of Milan, when he was three, was part of the Italian team drubbed 4-0 by Spain in the final of the Euro 2012 championships.