Wimbledon 2011: Day 3

22 June, 2011 at 10:30 (GMT+01:00)

By Christine Blachford

Sidepodcast F1: Serena is in the pink now Wimbledon is here

Credit: cc: James Boye/Flickr

Serena is in the pink now Wimbledon is here

Serena Williams made her return to Wimbledon yesterday, not wearing pink I might add. She returned to the tournament after a year of injury, determined to defend her title, and she made a good start. It was a bit shaky towards the beginning of her first match, and she did drop a set, but overall, Serena showed the crowds that she is in the hunt for a good result at SW19 this year.

It was a big day all round yesterday, with Roger Federer easing through to the second round, the big battle between Isner and Mahut over in straight sets, and Sharapova also making a great start to her Wimbledon campaign.

That was yesterday, though, and today there are even greater things in store (potentially). The schedule shapes up something like this:

Wimbledon Day 3 - Schedule of Play
CourtLadies/MenPlayer 1vs Player 2
CentreLDate-KrummV. Williams
MNadalSweeting
MHanescuRoddick
No. 1MBenneteauBerdych
MMurrayKamke
LKvitovaKeothavong
No. 2MFishIstomin
LVesninaZvonareva
MDel PotroRochus
LDulgheruKuznetsova

Schiavone is also in action on Court 3, whilst the outer courts begin to play host to the first round doubles matches.

What does the weather hold in store? There are likely to be showers for the rest of the week. Play was suspended quite early on Monday, but yesterday saw plenty of action and the schedulers have not dropped too far behind yet. It may be a tricky week for them, but hopefully the skies will stay clear long enough for the crowds, and us at home, to see some good tennis.

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