Wimbledon 2015: Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams hit Centre Court as Watson leads British charge

Novak Djokovic resumes his bid for a third Wimbledon title when he takes on Jarkko Nieminen on Centre Court today.

The No 1 seed saw off Philipp Kohlschreiber in straight sets in the opening round after a shaky start.

Finnish veteran Nieminen will be buoyed after dismissing Lleyton Hewitt in the Australian’s final Wimbledon appearance.

Serena Williams faces Hungarian Timea Babos later on Centre Court as she sets her sights on a third successive Grand Slam triumph in 2015.

The five-time Wimbledon champion overcame Margarita Gasparyan in the previous round with a 6-4 6-1 win and will have her eyes on a potential fourth-round clash with sister Venus should she progress.

Kei Nishikori was forced to withdraw from his second-round match with Colombian Santiago Giraldo after sustaining a calf injury.

The No.5 seed had been on course for a possible quarter-final clash with Djokovic.

Former Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova’s tilt at a second slam victory in SW19 sees her clash with Holland’s Richel Hogenkamp.

The 2004 winner saw off British No 2 Johanna Konta in straight sets on Monday, her first grass court match since last year.

Stan Wawrinka is last on No 1 Court against the Dominican Republic’s Victor Estrella Burgos.

The Swiss served 25 aces in a straight set win over Joao Soasa in round one as he looks to add the Wimbledon crown to his extraordinary French Open victory in May.

Heather Watson leads a healthy British contingent into the second round when she takes on Daniela Hantuchova on No.1 Court.

The British No 1’s tussle with Caroline Garcia stretched into Tuesday before Watson dispatched the No32 seed in the third set.

Liam Broady’s tie with Belgium’s David Goffin gets underway from 10.30am on Court No .3.

The British No 6 wildcard battled to a 5-7 4-6 6-3 6-3 6-3 opening round win over Marinko Matosevic.

Image courtesy of Wimbledon via YouTube, with thanks

Related Articles