What to watch at Wimbledon on day two

Women’s champion Serena Williams opens her bid to retain her title in what promises to be an action-packed day

Defending champion Williams faces Amra Sadikovic of Switzerland in her first-round tie in what should be an easy win.

Sadikovic, who is ranked 150th, is making her debut at Wimbledon after quitting the game in 2014 only to pick up her racquet again last year.

The second match on Centre Court sees Andy Murray start his Wimbledon campaign with a ‘Battle of Britain’ against wildcard Liam Broady.

Broady, ranked 225 in the world, will be hoping to emulate fellow Brit Marcus Willis’ upset on Monday as he plays his Davis Cup teammate.

Also on Centre Court former world number one Caroline Wozniacki will take on number thirteen seed Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia.

Number four seed Stan Wawrinka will play 18-year-old Taylor Fritz of the USA on Court One, with Wawrinka hoping for a good start as he looks to improve on his quarter-final showings of 2014 and 2015.

Two-time Wimbledon champion and 10th seed Petra Kvitova will face off against Romania’s Sorana Cirstea.

Britain’s best hope in the women’s draw and 16th seed Johanna Konta will be hoping for a repeat of her run to the Australian Open semi-finals this year as she faces Monica Puig of Puerto Rico.

Outspoken Aussie and 15th seed Nick Kyrgios will play Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic on Court Two in what promises to be an exciting duel.

Number twelve seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga gets his Wimbledon underway on Court 12 where he will face Spain’s Inigo Cervantes.

In Asian ladies action, Shuai Peng of China will play 18th seed Sloane Stephens of the USA, while Hsieh Su-wei of Chinese Taipei faces 21st seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia.

Matches to watch

Williams v Sadikovic

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Williams is still looking for her first Grand Slam of the year after losing in the final at both Melbourne and Roland Garros.

The losses leave her one slam short of Steffi Graf’s record of 22 titles, something she will be keen to equal at Wimbledon.

Her opponent Sadikovic came through qualifying and said she will just try to play her natural game as she continues to work toward her aim of breaking into the Top 100.

Murray v Broady

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Andy Murray has his sights firmly fixed on another final with Novak Djokovic after losing to the Serb in the title decider of the first two slams of the year.

Reunited with coach Ivan Lendl, Murray will be looking to repeat his Wimbledon win of 2013 and break Djokovic’s hoodoo over him, but he will not underestimate Davis Cup team-mate Broady, even though he admitted it would be a bit ‘weird.’

Even so, the Scot should have enough to easily beat Broady and stay on course for that showdown with the world number one.

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