Wimbledon 2015: What not to miss on day one at SW19

Djokovic beats Federer to win 2014 men's singles title at Wimbledon
Wimbledon 2015
Venue: All England Club Dates: 29 June-12 July Play starts: 11:30 BST on outside courts and 13:00 on Centre Court and Court One
BBC coverage: Live across BBC TV, radio and online starts on 29 June with 153 hours of tennis scheduled and up to 15 live streams available.

The 2015 Wimbledon Championships get under way at the All England Club on Monday.

The grounds open at 10:30 BST with the action starting on the outside courts at 11:30 BST, and 13:00 BST on Centre Court and Court One.

Novak Djokovic starts the defence of his men's singles crown while Petra Kvitova - looking to win back-to-back ladies' titles - has to wait until Tuesday to begin her challenge.

Here is BBC Sport's guide to all you need to know about the opening day at SW19, including a potential mismatch involving Serena Williams, the #AnyoneForTennis challenge and the all-important weather forecast.

What to look out for on day one

Djokovic may have had his bid for a career grand slam thwarted by an inspired Stan Wawrinka at the French Open, but that is sure only to inspire him further to retain his Wimbledon title.

As the defending champion, he gets proceedings underway on Centre Court where he faces a tricky match against Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber.

Centre Court order of play - day one
Novak Djokovic (1) (Ser) v Philipp Kohlschreiber (Ger) - 13:00 BST start
Maria Sharapova (4) (Rus) v Johanna Konta (GB)
Stan Wawrinka (4) (Swi) v Joao Sousa (Por)
Monday's order of playexternal-link

The 28-year-old Serb has not played a competitive match since Roland Garros and any rustiness will be punished by an opponent, who at 33 in the world, is the hardest draw rankings wise that Djokovic could have got.

There is a Dad's Army clash on court two as 34 year-old Lleyton Hewitt begins what is his last Wimbledon. The 2002 champion plays another veteran in Finn Jarko Nieminen, 33, in his opener, with the victor set to face Djokovic in round two.

Wimbledon graphic

Brit watch

There are 10 British players in the draw for the first round at this year's championships and four of them are in action on day one.

Andy Murray begins his quest for a second title at SW19 on Tuesday so British focus will be on Johanna Konta's match with 2004 champion Maria Sharapova.

The Australian-born, British number two beat two top-20 players to reach the quarter-finals at Eastbourne last week, but mighty Maria could prove to be a different proposition.

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Heather Watson has only ever won three singles matches at Wimbledon and she will need to up her game as she takes on 32nd seed Caroline Garcia of France.

The Broady siblings received wildcards - Naomi faces Mariana Duque-Marino of Colombia while her brother Liam takes on Marinko Matosevic of Australia.

Fact of the day

Wimbledon balls graphic

Weather forecast

Sun, serves and strawberries...The week is set to start fine and dry, with temperatures hotting up.

Wednesday is likely to reach a sweltering high of 32C, according to the BBC weather forecast, although it is likely to be cooler, with showers, on Thursday and Friday.

BBC weather forecast


Celebrities join world's longest rally

To celebrate the start of Wimbledon 2015, join the world's longest tennis rally, by sharing your video at #AnyoneForTennisexternal-link.

With a sponge ball in the lounge? In the garden, with plant pots for a net? Or even while waterskiing! However you like, upload your own creative tennis shot to join in.

You'll be hitting alongside Andy Murray, Andrew Flintoff, Nick Grimshaw, Evan Davies and Hacker T Dog, so be sure to get creative!