The biggest tennis event on the ATP calendar, also known as Wimbledon Grand Slam on Monday, started with a bang at Wimbledon’s All England Lawn Tennis Club courts. Here are some photos to capture the highlight of the first day. Photos 1-5 (courtesy AELTC)
Defending Champion Novak Djokovic arriving at the Centre Court
Ninth seed Croatia’s Marin Cilic won his first round pretty comfortably in straight sets.
Russia’s Margarita-Gasparyan had world no. 1 Serena in the 1st round. In the end, she was no match to Serena Williams.
Serbian Ana-Ivanovic had an easy game against China’s Y. Xu. She won in straight sets 6-1, 6-1.
American’s Alison-Riske played well but lost to the sixth seed L. Safarova in three sets
Every year hundreds of tennis enthusiasts camp outside the SW19 overnight to stand in a queue to buy tickets
And once you are inside the SW19, one thing you can’t afford to miss is Wimbledon’s famous strawberry and cream!
For those who can’t get tickets for the Centre Court or Court 1, there’s always Henman Hill or Murray Mound!