WIMBLEDON DAY 1 ORDER OF PLAY

by Karen 



Ready, Play.  These words while not unique to the sport of tennis has a special ring to it when said by the umpires at The Championships, Wimbledon. 

This year’s Championships have not yet begun and already controversy is in the air with regard to the scheduling of matches during the opening day.  Day 1 starts with the top half of the group.  As is the norm, last year’s Gentlemen’s Champion Novak Djokovic opens play on Centre Court.   The rest of the day’s proceedings are following the Wimbledon pattern of scheduling 2 men’s matches on Centre Court and No. 1 Court and only 1 women’s match.  Last year they strayed from this and scheduled 2 women’s matches on the 2 main show courts.  One can only hope that this year will not be any different. 

Order of Play – Day 1 

CENTRE COURT 
Maria Sharapova v. Joanna Konta 

COURT NO. 1 
Serena Williams v. Margarita Gasparyan

COURT NO. 2 
Riske v. Safarova (potential upset special)
Watson v. Garcia 

COURT NO. 3 
Brengle v. Williams (V)

COURT NO. 12 
Kontaveit v Azarenka 

COURT NO. 14
Hercog v. Davis 

COURT NO. 18
Bencic v. Pironkova – Match of the day
Rogers v. Petkovic 

COURT NO. 8
Suarez-Navarro v. Ostapenko

COURT NO. 16
Hantuchova v. Cibulkova

COURT NO. 17
Pliskova v. Falconi
Errani v. Schiavone 

COURT NO. 5
Babos v. Cetkovska 
Dulgheru v. Mladenovic

COURT NO. 6
Gavrilova v Begu 

COURT NO. 7
Jankovic v. Lucic-Baroni 
Gallovits-Hall v Radwanska (U)

COURT NO. 9 

Van Uutvanck v. Mattek-Sands
Gibbs v. Tsurenko

COURT NO. 10 
Pennetta v. Diyas 

COURT NO 11 
Flipkens v Beck 
Dellacqua v. Shvedova 

COURT NO.  15 
Vandeweghe v Schmiedlova (SVK) 
Zhu v Sasnovich 

COURT NO. 19 
Hogenkamp v Wang 
Erakovic v Putintseva 

NOT SCHEDULED 
Mariana Duque-Marino v Naomi Broady 
Barbora Strycova v Sloane Stephens (could be an upset) 

Where to Watch The Championships 

If you are living outside the United States and Canada and do not have access to WatchESPN or ESPN3, you can subscribe to bet365.com and have the ability to watch all match courts all the time.  There is a fee (US$10.00) and it is a betting website but you do not need to bet.  Unfortunately, there are no replays so if you snooze you lose. 

There is also the always reliable livescorehunter.com  for those of you who do not wish to subscribe. 

I hope you enjoy the next 2 weeks because I most certainly will. 

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