LOCKER ROOM: Stefanos Tsitsipas will be looking to avoid another first round exit on Court 1
LOCKER ROOM: Stefanos Tsitsipas will try to avoid another first-round exit at Court 1, as Serena Williams kicks off her tournament against debutante Harmony Tan
- Wimbledon kicked off Monday with wins for Britain’s big names
- There’s a lot more to look forward to as the first round continues on Tuesday
- People like Stefanos Tsitsipas and Serena Williams take action
Wimbledon returned on Monday with the likes of Novak Djokovic, Andry Murray and Emma Raducanu all winning their first round matches.
There is much more to look forward to on Tuesday and sports post has picked some of the best matches to watch out for.
A warm, sunny day that should be kept free of rain. Temperatures expected to peak at 20˚C (68°F).
Three to watch
Alexander Ritschard (bw) v Stefanos Tsitsipas (gre, 4)
This will be Tsitsipas’ fifth venture on the Wimbledon lawns. All but one, the number 4 seed fell at the first hurdle.
On paper, the Swiss qualifier Ritschard shouldn’t be a major barrier to the second round – for the world No. 188 this is a first Grand Slam experience. Not a bad way to start – third on Court 1.
Stefanos Tsitsipas with number 4 fell at the first hurdle except one
Felix Auger-Aliassime (Can, 6) v Maxime Cressy (US)
What a treat for the crowd at Court 3. After Briton Paul Jubb tries to solve a puzzle named Nick Kyrgios, another intriguing encounter awaits.
Auger-Aliassime underlined his credentials on the lawn last year when he reached a first major quarter-final at Wimbledon.
Cressy outlined his final week, serving and volleying past Dan Evans, Cam Norrie and Jack Draper en route to the final in Eastbourne.
Serena Williams (US) v Harmony Tan (Fr)
A woman makes her Wimbledon debut. For the other this is appearance no. 21. One has never made it past the second round of the Grand Slam, the other has only once failed to make it to the third round.
That was last year and that first round loss was Serena’s last singles match of any kind. How many are left? Maybe we’ll have a good idea after this.
Serena Williams has only once failed to reach the third round at Wimbledon
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Alastair Gray (GBR) v Tseng CHUN-HSIN (Tai)
None of the 17 Brits in the singles draw lives in the shadows like 24-year-old Gray. However, today win in his first singles at Wimbledon at Court 14 and that could change.