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Summary

  1. Angelique Kerber (Ger) beats Laura Robson (GB) 6-2 6-2
  2. Sam Groth (Aus) v Kei Nishikori (Jpn) 4-6, 3-6, 5-7
  3. Venus Williams (US) 7-6 (7-3), 6-4 Donna Vekic (Cro)

Live Reporting

By Mike Henson

All times stated are UK

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I trust that day one of Wimbledon didn't disappoint? Good.

You can catch up on all the action on Today at Wimbledon - BBC Two and via this link right now 

That's all from me. More of the same tomorrow, if you please. 

Marcus Willis
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'I'm intrigued by his story'

Federer 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-3) 6-3

Federer on his next opponent, British qualifier Marcus Willis: "I was very intrigued about his story, it is what our sport needs, where guys come from nowhere. We have had a hard time producing those players and I am really looking forward to playing him, couldn’t be more excited.

"It is a huge moment for him I am still on way back as well, his story unbelievable and it just shows depth of men’s tennis."

The best of Brits

Show some British love for Marcus Willis and Dan Evans...

Anyone know this guy who just came to say well done

Anyone know this guy who just came to say well done

How the Brits fared on day one

Marcus WIllis was the British hero on day one of Wimbledon 2016 as the British number 23 booked a place in round two against Roger Federer. And he was joined later by Dan Evans.

But compatriots  Kyle Edmund and Laura Robson both lost in straight sets, with four other Britons also beaten in the opening round. 

James Ward went down to defending champion Novak Djokovic, while Alex Ward, Jamie Broady and Brydan Klein were also beaten.

Read more here on how home hopes fared on the first day.

James Ward - having lost the opening nine games of his match - sparked wild cheers when he finally won a game in the second set
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Federer 7-6 7-6 6-3 Pella

John McEnroe

Three-time Wimbledon singles champions on BBC TV

The crowd loved this. They didn't expect the match to be this close or entertaining.

Roger was frustrated for a good bit but the way he ended will make him feel a whole lot better.

Game, set and match

Federer 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-3) 6-3 Pelle

We have a winner!

Roger Federer serves an ace through the middle to see off Guido Pelle. 

Centre Court rise to their feet in appreciation. 

It wasn't a vintage performance from the Swiss, but Argentine Pelle put up a very decent fight. 

Federer celebrates
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Federer's breakthrough

Federer 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-3) 5-3 Pelle

Maybe the boys on Centre Court are reading this? We have a break!

Roger Federer moves to 15-40 and smashes a forehand straight down court to make it 5-3 in the third.

The Swiss third seed serves for the match.

Federer 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-3) 4-3 Pella

Anyone want to break serve? 

Roger? Guido? Anyone?

No, OK. Stick to what you know, then. 

GB's Evans makes second round

Watch the winning moment as Great Britain's Dan Evans beats Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany in four sets.

Evans makes second round

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Phil McDonald: Boom @Evo151216 - smashed it. Rest up and heal

Philip Murphy: Well done to Daniel Evans of GBR for going through to the next round

Mark: Well Done Dan Evans! Great Win.

Federer 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-3) 3-2 Pella

Gudio Pelle and Roger Federer both hold to love in their respective service games.

This could be a lonnnnngggg night on Centre Court. 

Federer
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Federer 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-3) 2-1 Pella*

The Centre Court crowd quietly chortle as Gudio Pelle comes zooming into the net to meet a Roger Federer tap-over and falls over on his bum.

It seemed to throw the Argentine off his stride a little as, from 0-30, Federer recovers to hold. 

We're still going with serve in this one. It's like a defensive game of chess. 

Game, set and match

Evans 6-3 6-7 7-6 7-5 Struff

A beaut of backhand sees Britain's Dan Evans beat Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany in four sets.

It means the British number six is into the second round at SW19 for the first time and he claims his first ever main draw match.

Well done that man.

Dan Evans
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Willis - Wimbledon's new hero

Today at Wimbledon, BBC 2, 20:30 BST

You can hear more from Britain's new star Marcus Willis in Today at Wimbledon on BBC Two from 20:30 to 21:30 BST.

Willis has been chatting to Clare Balding about how he went from world 772 to the prospect of facing Roger Federer at SW19,

Read more about the Willis story from our man Piers Newbery, He loves a fairytale.

Marcus Willis with Clare Balding
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Game and third set

Federer 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-3) Pella

Roger Federer moves through the tie-break with relative ease to take the second set against Argentina's Gudio Pella.

The world number 51 looks frustrated as he hits the net with a forehand to gift it to the seven-time champion. 

Roger Federer
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Federer 7-6 6-6 Pella

John McEnroe

Three-time Wimbledon singles champions on BBC TV

I have not seen Pella play a great deal, but I have some, and his serve has got better and better.

This has been extremely educational to watch guy like this, a player who 80 per cent of people don't know him. 

For Roger though, he doesn't show it, but he is frustrated right now.

Tie-break

Federer 7-6 6-6 Pella

These lads love a tie break, eh?

There's very little between them at the moment...

The best from Djokovic v Ward

Djokovic was just too good for GB's James Ward earlier. Watch the five best shots here: bbc.in/1FO9wY7

Djokovic was just too good for GB's James Ward earlier. Watch the five best shots here: bbc.in/1FO9wY7

Don't panic

It's one from the archives

Much as England skipper Wayne Rooney would love to be at Centre Court with his wife Coleen, the Manchester United striker/midfielder has other matters on his mind.

England, of course, take on Iceland for a place in the Euro 2016 quarter-finals from 20:00 BST.

You can follow all the action on BBC Radio 5 live, with updates on the BBC Sport website.

Coleen and Wayne Rooney
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*Federer 7-6 4-5 Pella

John McEnroe

Three-time Wimbledon singles champions on BBC TV

I am surprised Pella has got Roger unsettled enough that he is overhitting and making uncharacteristic mistakes.

*Federer 7-6 4-5 Pelle

I was getting ready to write about Roger Federer breaking Guido Pelle...but it went away.

Federer moved to 15-40 but smacked two shots carelessly into the net, and Pelle saw out his service game to take a 5-4 lead in the second.

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Arya Tabrizi: Federer looks... laboured. Seems slow a step when defending esp on FH side. Back 100%?

*Federer 7-6 3-4 Pella

John McEnroe

Three-time Wimbledon singles champions on BBC TV

You have got to hand it to Pella. He has never, ever, ever won a single game on grass, none.

Pella
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Federer 7-6 3-3 Pella*

John McEnroe

Three-time Wimbledon singles champions on BBC TV

You have to assume that this will catch up with Pella who has to be exhilarated with the level he has managed to achieve.

Federer 7-6 3-3 Pella

Roger Federer pops an ace down the middle to hold serve, and he goes level with Guido Pella in the second set on Centre Court.

The Swiss third seed needs to find that illusive break from somewhere...

Evans 6-3 6-7 7-6 1-1 Struff

A bit of a worry for Dan Evans.

The Briton slides across the back of the court while trying to return against Jan-Lennard Struff and appears to pull a muscle in the process - maybe his groin.

He receives some treatment and returns to action, all be it gingerly. 

Evans
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Wimbledon in a Willis Wonderland

Jonathan Jurejko

BBC Sport at Wimbledon

Absolute pandemonium outside Court 17 as Wimbledon celebrated with its newest hero. Hundreds packed into the tight gangway trying to catch a glimpse of the winning Briton, while tens more peered over the side of Court 16. 

Marcus Willis - star of Wimbledon day one. Who'd have thought that at 11am this morning?!

willis
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Game and third set - Dan Evans

Evans 6-3 6-7 7-6 1-0 Struff

Dan Evans is still battling hard on court 18.

The British number six needed another tie break, but he takes the third set against Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff.

Watch the match live here. 

Dan Evans
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Federer 7-6 (7-5) 1-1 Pella

A very long, drawn out opening game of the second set on Centre Court.

Somehow, Argentina's Guido Pella fends off four break points from Roger Federer to eventually hold. 

Fed replies by holding to love. Show off. 

Roger Federer
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Robson 2-6 2-6 Kerber

Angelique Kerber after her win over Britain's Laura Robson: "I knew would have to play really a really good match to beat her. I am happy with the game I played and I'm pleased to be in the next round.

"I was moving well and my serve was not bad today. I am feeling good, I have had a good year so far and have a lot of confidence. 

"I love Wimbledon and will enjoy every day here and I hope I can enjoy the next matches."

Kerber
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Robson beaten by Kerber

Robson 2-6 2-6 Kerber

Great Britain's Laura Robson is out of Wimbledon after being beaten by fourth seed Angelique Kerber.

Watch as Robson is broken in the first set.

Robson broken by Kerber

Game and first set

Federer 7-6 (7-5) Pella

He needed a tie break to do it, but Roger Federer has taken the first set against Argentinian Guido Pella. 

Here's the stats: 

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Robson 2-6 2-6 Kerber

Lindsay Davenport

Former Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

If you are Laura Robson, you leave this match knowing there are big things to improve and if you do you'll make a huge jump immediately. 

I would like to see her hit more pace on her shots and also her movement, being able to cover the court a little better.

Laura Robson exits in first round

Robson 2-6 2-6 Kerber

British wildcard Laura Robson is out after a straight sets defeat by Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber.

Robson had been struggling with form and injury coming into the contest and she wasn't able to match the German fourth seed.

Laura Robson
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Evans 6-3 6-7 5-6 Struff

Dan Evans, who was on hand to support Marcus Willis in Wimbledon qualifying, is facing a scrap to join his friend in the second round.

The British number three Evans has just saved two set points at the business end of the third.

Federer 6-5 Pella

Willis mania has taken over so much, we've neglected Centre Court a bit. 

Roger Federer and Guido Pella are going with serve at the moment. 

Swiss third seed Federer moves 6-5 clear after holding to love. 

Roger Federer
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Poorly ball boy delays play

Watch as Brit Dan Evans becomes distracted after a ball boy falls ill at the back of the court.

Poorly ball boy delays play

Robson 2-6 1-4 Kerber*

Lindsay Davenport

Former Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

Based on the way Kerber has played the match it is an awfully tough ask for Robson to come back now. 

She is serving beautifully and so few unforced errors.

Federer 5-5 Pella

So, who is next in the path of the Marcus Willis juggernaut?

Well, Roger Federer is making heavy work of world number 54 Guido Pella in the first set.