Wimbledon day 1: Aussies in action
Four Australians are in action on day one of Wimbledon - Sam Stosusr, Anastasia Rodionova, Jarmila Gajdosova and Marinko Matosevic.
Four Australians are in action on day one of Wimbledon – Sam Stosur, Anastasia Rodionova, Jarmila Gajdosova and Marinko Matosevic.
Stosur opens her 10th campaign on Monday against Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro and has modest hopes after only once making it to the third round and going out in first-up straight-set shockers for the past two years.
“Given the way I’ve done throughout my career here, if someone said I was going to go out and win the tournament this year, I’d think they’re a bit silly,” the US Open champion said.
Anastasia Rodionova has a daunting opener against world No.1 and newly-crowned French Open champion Maria Sharapova. Rodionova has had a tricky run at the Grand Slam tournaments of late – the Australian also drew the top seed at the Australian Open earlier this year.
Jarmila Gajdosova has a winnable clash with Ayumi Morita. Gajdosova leads their head to head 3-2 and has won their previous two encounters, including a straight-sets win in Hobart earlier this year.
Marinko Matosevic faces 2002 semifinalist Xavier Malisse in what will be their first on-court meeting.
Bernard Tomic, Lleyton Hewitt, Matthew Ebden, Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua all play their first-round matches on Tuesday:
 Bernard Tomic v David Goffin (BEL)
[WC] Lleyton Hewitt v  Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
Matt Ebden v Benoit Paire (FRA)
[WC] Ash Barty v  Roberta Vinci (ITA)
Casey Dellacqua v  Marion Bartoli (FRA)