Wimbledon day two: Ten Brits and tennis titans Williams and Nadal poised to play

Serena Williams practices on Centre Court ahead of the 2022 Wimbledon Championship. Credit: PA

Tennis titans Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal will be among those in action at Wimbledon’s grass courts on Tuesday.

Day two heralds Williams’ first match in the 2022 tournament as her efforts to reach a record-equalling 24th grand slam singles title begin.

The US athlete will face France’s Harmony Tan, who at age 24 is 16 years her junior.

Meanwhile, American Coco Gauff, 18, will be facing Romanian Elena-Gabriela Ruse, as she stands on the verge of a top-10 breakthrough having reached her first grand slam final at the French Open earlier this month.

Nadal is vying to win his third successive grand slam title and 23rd overall despite suffering a severe foot injury after the French Open less than a month ago.

Emma Raducanu celebrates victory over Alison Van Uytvanck on day one of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships. Credit: Adam Davy/PA

Ten British players will also be taking to the hallowed south-west London grounds.

Both men’s and women’s number ones for Britain secured impressive victories on day one, with Cameron Norrie securing a rain-interrupted triumph before Emma Raducanu won her Centre Court debut match.

Women’s singles players Harriet Dart, Katie Boulter, Katie Swan and Sonay Kartal will be hoping to replicate this success on day two.

Meanwhile Birmingham-born and British number two Dan Evans will be joined by Jack Draper, Liam Broady, Ryan Peniston, Paul Jubb and Alastair Gray in the men’s morning matches.

This comes after the first day saw team GB’s Jodie Burrage revive a fainting ball boy with Percy Pig sweets, while play was paused on other courts due to rain showers.

Great Britain’s Jodie Burrage helps a ball boy after he fainted. Credit: PA

After the washout start to Wimbledon, sunshine is scheduled for Tuesday.

The Met Office has forecast “rather breezy” weather for south-east London with patchy sunshine and maximum temperatures of 23C (73.4F).

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