Johanna Konta to face Maria Sharapova on Centre Court
Last Updated: 29/06/15 7:20am
Great Britain's Johanna Konta has been handed a Centre Court slot for her Wimbledon first-round match against former champion Maria Sharapova.
Konta, who reached the quarter-finals of Eastbourne, will tackle 2004 Wimbledon winner Sharapova in the second match on the main show court. Sharapova is the fourth seed this year.
Their tussle follows the tradition of the men's champion opening play on Centre Court. Novak Djokovic, who defeated Roger Federer in last year's final, begins his defence against German Philipp Kohlschreiber.
Centre Court action is rounded off for the day on Monday by the match between French Open champion Stan Wawrinka and Joao Sousa of Portugal.
Andy Murray, in the bottom half of the men's draw, begins his challenge on Tuesday.