Wimbledon Championships 2021 Schedule: Day 1 Order of Play Featuring Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Venus Williams and Others

Published 06/27/2021, 6:22 AM EDT
Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates in his Men’s Singles first round match against Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany during Day one of The Championships – Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 01, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)


After two years, the Wimbledon Championships returns on tour. Players and fans are excited to be part of and witness some of the best tennis showcased during the fortnight. Due to the pandemic, the Championships were canceled last season. However, things are in order to kick-start the 2021 edition of this magnanimous event.

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Novak Djokovic to begin Wimbledon Championships 2021 on Centre Court

As the Wimbledon Championships begin tomorrow, we take a look at some of the best matches on day one. Headlining the first day on Centre Court will be defending champion Novak Djokovic, who will begin the proceedings. After that, American player Sloane Stephens will be up against two-time champion Petra Kvitova. The final match of the day will feature homeboy Andy Murray up against Nikoloz Basilashvili.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 14: Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates winning the Men’s Singles final against Roger Federer of Switzerland during Day thirteen of The Championships – Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Stefanos Tsitsipas to feature on Court No. 1 at Wimbledon Championships 2021

Moving on to Court No. 1, we have the second seed Aryna Sabalenka who will face Romania’s Monica Niculescu. Following their match will be an exciting encounter between Stefanos Tsitsipas and American athlete Frances Tiafoe. The last match of the day on Court No. 1 will be between Iga Swiatek and Su-Wei Hsieh.

Besides these matches, there are interesting matches on the other courts. Five-time champion Venus Williams will be up against Mihaela Buzarnescu. 2017 champion Garbine Muguruza is facing Fiona Ferro from France.

The top seeds should get through the first-round matches without much difficulty. The match involving Murray could be tricky as he is competing in a Grand Slam tournament after a lengthy period. Nonetheless, a player of Andy’s caliber should eventually emerge on top.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 07: Andy Murray of Great Britain poses with the Gentlemen’s Singles Trophy following his victory in the Gentlemen’s Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Close encounters on Day 1 at the All England Club

Another interesting battle will involve Stephens and Kvitova. Although the American player has been in good form, the two-time champion has the edge on the grass courts. Coming on to Williams’ match, she could face a stern challenge as the Romanian player is in good form. During the French Open 2021, she managed to take a set against Serena Williams.

The stage is set. Players have been training intensely in order to prepare themselves for the only Grand Slam event to be played on the grass. It will be observed how things go down over the next couple of weeks at the All England Club.

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#royal #flashback July 8, 2001 – Venus Williams receives a trophy from Katharine, The Duchess of Kent, as she beats Justine Henin in the Wimbledon final pic.twitter.com/WHWIfBZtmu

— Mace (@RoyaleVision) July 8, 2018

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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