Wimbledon 2016 gets underway today: Here’s all you need to know
The All England Lawn Tennis Championships, better known as Wimbledon, get underway in London on Monday. Women’s number one Serena Williams’ bid to equal Steffi Graf’s Open Era record of 22 Grand Slams and men’s counterpart Novak Djokovic’s attempt to win his fourth Wimbledon title will be among the dominant storylines of The Championships.
Here’s a look at the year’s third Grand Slam.
Surface: Grass courts
Site: The All England Club, London.
Schedule: Play begins Monday. The women’s singles final is July 9; the men’s singles final is July 10. Traditionally, the middle Sunday of the two-week-long tournament is an off day. Thus, there will be no play on July 3.
Top Players on court Monday: No 1 Novak Djokovic vs James Ward; No 3 Roger Federer vs Guido Pella; No 6 Milos Raonic vs Pablo Carreno Busta; No 2 Garbine Muguruza vs Camila Giorgi, No 4 Angelique Kerber vs Laura Robson, No 8 Venus Williams vs Donna Vekic, No 9 Madison Keys vs Laura Siegemund
Monday’s Forecast: Cloudy. High of 68 degrees (20 C)