World Number 1 Angelique Kerber faces her first round match on Centre Court, when the German opens up against Irina Falconi, who will be out to pull off the sort of spectacular upset worthy of a US qualifier on the fourth of July, maybe it will be Kerber’s moment to remind us not just how wonderful that 2016 final was, but also how she played a superb match which could only have been combatted by a great player in irresistible mood. Recent Eastbourne Champion Karolina Pliskova plays on Court 1.
Pliskova looked magisterial as she accounted for Caroline Wozniacki in the Eastbourne final, appears to have the perfect booming game for these parts. How has she never managed to get past the second round, her opening opponent on No.1 Court, Russia’s Evgeniya Rodina, may end up wondering.
Day 2 Schedule
photos Janos Schmidt