WIMBLEDON, Sporting Alert – Andy Murray and Serena Williams will be among the ranked players in action at Wimbledon 2016 on day two on Tuesday. The following is the order of play, while live streaming will be on ESPN 3, ESPN and WatchESPN.
Top-ranked Serena Williams will start the defense of her title against Switzerland’s Amra Sadikovic and the American says she is heading into this Grand Slam very relaxed.
“This year I don’t feel as much tension as I usually do,” she said. “Well, there’s some years I haven’t felt any tension, either. I’m feeling pretty good.”
The 34-year-old American also revealed that she is particularly excited about playing on these kinds of surfaces.
“I enjoy it on grass,” Williams said. “It’s usually the only tournament I play on grass.
“It’s a unique experience. It’s that one time a year you get to get on this amazing, beautiful surface. It feels really good.”
If Williams is going to get her hands on another grand slam, she will have to fend off some very worthy challengers.
Defeats in the French Open final earlier this month and at the Australian Open in January has forced the American to analyse her game a little more, as she seeks to find causes of those defeats this year.
“It’s important to learn from every loss. I think I usually do that,” Williams said.
“Throughout my whole career, I’ve have been able to learn a lot and come back a much better player.”
Meanwhile, former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark will open her Wimbledon 2016 campaign against No. 13 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia.
In other women’s first-round contests, No. 3 seed Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland will take on Kateryna Kozlova of Ukraine, Italy’s No. 6 seed Roberta Vinci opens against USA’s Alison Riske, No. 8 Dominic Thiem will come up against Germany’s Florian Mayer, No. 10 Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic will face Romania’s Sorana Cirstea, while No. 11 Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland and Luksika Kumkhum of Thailand will battle.
On the men’s side, No. 2 ranked Andy Murray of Great Britain gets his Wimbledon 2016 schedule underway against countryman Liam Broady in the first round on Tuesday.
Also slated to open their Wimbledon 2016 battle on Tuesday are No. 4 Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland who will take on USA’s Taylor Fritz, France’s No. 7 seed Richard Gasquet, who will battle with Great Britain’s Aljaz Bedene, No. 8 Dominic Thiem of Austria will tackle Germany’s Florian Mayer and No. 11 Tomas Berdych from the Czech Republic clashes with Ivan Dodig of Croatia.
Action from Wimbledon 2016 begins at 7:00 AM ET
CENTRE COURT (8:00 am ET start): (1) S Williams (US) v A Sadikovic (Swi); L Broady (GB) v (2) A Murray (GB); C Wozniacki (Den) v (13) S Kuznetsova (Rus).
No 1 Court (6:30am ET start): T Fritz (US) v (4) S Wawrinka (Swi); M Puig (Pur) v (16) J Konta (GB); (10) P Kvitova (Cz) v S Cirstea (Rom).
No 2 Court (6:30am ET start): (15) N Kyrgios (A) v R Stepanek (Cz); F Verdasco (Sp) v (19) B Tomic (A); (3) A Radwanska (Pol) v K Kozlova (Ukr); H Watson (GB) v A Beck (G).
Court 3 (11.30am start): (7) R Gasquet (F) v A Bedene (GB); A Riske (US) v (6) R Vinci (It); (8) D Thiem (Aut) v F Mayer (G); (11) T Bacsinszky (Swi) v L Kumkhum (Tha).
Court 4 (6:30am ET start): J Millman (A) v A Montanes (Sp); P Parmentier (F) v K Siniakova (Cz); H Zeballos (Arg) v M Youzhny (Rus).
Court 5 (6:30am ET start): D Tursunov (Rus) v (31) J Sousa (Por); S Hsieh (Tpe) v (21) A Pavlyuchenkova (Rus); (32) L Pouille (F) v M Copil (Rom).
Court 6 (6:30am ET start): V Pospisil (Can) v A Ramos-Vinolas (Sp); C Buyukakcay (Tur) v (30) C Garcia (F); D Young (US) v L Mayer (Arg).
Court 7 (6:30am ET start): T Lamasine (F) v (25) V Troicki (Ser); R Ram (US) v (22) F Lopez (Sp); E Rodina (Rus) v L Tsurenko (Ukr).
Court 8 (6:30am ET start): D Gavrilova (A) v Q Wang (Chn); B Becker (G) v F Bagnis (Arg); T Moore (GB) v A van Uytvanck (Bel); M Niculescu (Rom) v A Krunic (Ser).
Court 9 (6:30am ET start): L Saville (A) v D Novikov (US); (14) R Bautista Agut (Sp) v J Thompson (A); J Boserup (US) v T Maria (G).
Court 10 (6:30am ET start): Y Lu (Tpe) v A Kudryavtsev (Rus); E Vesnina (Rus) v T Paszek (Aut); A Olivetti (F) v M Barton (A).
Court 11 (6:30am ET start): (26) B Paire (F) v F Skugor (Cro); S Giraldo (Col) v G Muller (Lux), F del Bonis (Arg) v F Fognini (It); E Makarova (Rus) v J Larsson (Swe).
Court 12 (6:30am ET start): I Cervantes (Sp) v (12) J Tsonga (F); S Robert (F) v J del Potro (Arg), E Bouchard (Can) v M Rybarikova (Svk); A Sasnovich (Blr) v (31) K Mladenovic (F).
Court 14 (6:30am ET start): C McHale (US) v D Hantuchova (Svk); Y Putintseva (Kaz) v M Melnikova (Rus); J Vesely (Cz) v I Sijsling (Hol).
Court 15 (6:30am ET start): K Pliskova (Cz) v Y Duan (Chn); M Kukushkin (Kaz) v M Klizan (Svk); K Knapp (It) v A Konjuh (Cro).
Court 16 (6:30am ET start): D Lajovic (Ser) v D Brown (G); K Swan (GB) v T Babos (Hun); (24) A Zverev (G) v P Mathieu (F).
Court 17 (6:30am ET start): T Daniel (Jpn) v J Monaco (Arg); (32) A Petkovic (G) v N Hibino (Jpn); (27) C Vandeweghe (US) v K Bondarenko (Ukr).
Court 18 (6:30am ET start): (19) D Cibulkova (Svk) v M Lucic-Baroni (Cro); I Dodig (Cro) v (10) T Berdych (Cz); (18) J Isner (US) v M Baghdatis (Cyp); (18) S Stephens (US) v S Peng (Chn).
Court 19 (6:30am ET start): M Granollers (Sp) v V Estrella Burgos (Dom); G Elias (Por) v R Albot (Mol); M Minella (Lux) v A Tatishvili (US).
Matches to be arranged
A Kontaveit (Est) v (24) B Strycova (Cz); T Pironkova (Bul) v (7) B Bencic (Swi).