Wimbledon to start under cloudy sky; Murray, Williams on tap
ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 03, 2017 07:20 PM
Ground staff water court number one, one day ahead of the start of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Sunday, July 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)LONDON (AP) — The 2017 edition of Wimbledon is set to start under a cloudy sky and with a chill in the air.
Defending champion and No. 1-seeded Andy Murray will play in the first match at Centre Court on Monday, facing Alexander Bublik.
First up on No. 1 Court will be Venus Williams, a five-time champion who faces Elise Mertens.
This is Williams' first match since she was involved in a car accident in Florida on June. The American is being sued by the estate of a man who died about two weeks after the crash that police say Williams caused.
Other major title winners on the Day 1 schedule include Rafael Nadal, Stan Wawrinka and Petra Kvitova.
The temperature is in the 60s (teens Celsius) about an hour before play begins.
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