Wimbledon 2014: Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in action on day two
Last Updated: 24/06/14 12:42pm
Five-time champion Serena Williams begins her Wimbledon campaign with a clash against Anna Tatishvili on Centre Court on Tuesday.
The top seed and world No 1 has won three of the last five titles at the All England Club and is the favourite to emerge triumphant again this year.
She is scheduled to be third on the main court and is expected to come through easily against Tatashvili, who used to represent Georgia but is now an American compatriot of Williams.
Sabine Lisicki, who shocked Williams last year during her run to final, is first up on Centre Court as she takes on Julia Glushko of Israel.
Lisicki is only the 19th seed for the tournament but is a grass-court specialist who will be expected to progress deep into the draw.
The highest-profile match featuring a British player comes on Court One and sees Samantha Murray take on former champion and newly-crowned French Open winner Maria Sharapova.
Murray, who is no relation to fellow Brits Andy and Jamie, has appeared at Wimbledon just once before, losing in the first round last year.
British No 1 Heather Watson faces a tricky first-round clash against Ajla Tomljanovic on Court Three, while Tara Moore faces former world No 2 Vera Zvonareva on a court which is yet to be decided.
On the men’s side, two-time Wimbledon winner Rafael Nadal opens his 2014 tournament against Martin Klizan on Centre Court.
The world No 1, who is seeded second at the All England Club, will be hoping for a match without drama having suffered shock early exits in each of the last two years.
Seven-time champion Roger Federer is also in action, taking on Paolo Lorenzi on Court One after the conclusion of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s clash with Jurgen Melzer, which stands at 5-4 in the Frenchman’s favour in the fifth set.
Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka is first up on Court Two against Joao Sousa of Portugal.
Four of the five British men who were in action on Monday lost and the home crowd will hope that Daniel Smethurst can join Andy Murray in the second round with an shock win against John Isner.