Wimbledon Day 1 Photo Gallery
Some of the biggest names on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour were out on Day 1 of The Championships.
Published June 22, 2009 11:59
Maria Sharapova waited to walk on court for her first round match against Viktoriya Kutuzova.
The Duke of Kent joined British hope Laura Robson and Daniela Hantuchova for their pre-match photo.
Murray Mound (formerly Henman Hill) was packed with fans watching new British hope Laura Robson's match.
Victoria Azarenka checked on her opponent, Severine Brémond Beltrame, who injured her knee and would retire.
Francesca Schiavone pulled off one of the biggest upsets of Day 1, beating No.23 seed Aleksandra Wozniak.
The draw boards were updated as first round matches populated the grounds of the All-England Club.
Two of the three players who won grass court warm-up tournaments - Tamarine Tanasugarn and Magdalena Rybarikova - fell in first round matches on Day 1.
New balls were let out of the tin during play on Day 1 of The Championships.
Amélie Mauresmo, a former champion at Wimbledon and this year's No.17 seed, at an autograph session.
Fans stopped to watch Maria Sharapova on a TV screen. Sharapova won her first round match in straight sets.