The All-England Club lawns were perfectly prepared...
... and the official Wimbledon balls were rolled out for the 2010 edition of The Championships.
Serena Williams sported her Strawberries And Cream dress in her win over Michelle Larcher de Brito.
Jelena Jankovic dashed the hopes of Britain's big rising star, Laura Robson, in a tight first round.
Shahar Peer commiserated Ana Ivanovic after a first round win over the former world No.1.
Sam Stosur was stunned in the first round by Kaia Kanepi. Stosur was a finalist at Roland Garros.
Maria Sharapova marched to the court for her first round match against Anastasia Pivovarova.
At Wimbledon, she's simply the best. Venus Williams says her latest dress was inspired by Tina Turner.
Maria Sharapova thanked the crowd for their support after winning her first round match in straights.
Kurumi Nara qualified for the main draw and won her first main draw match against Mariana Duque Marino.
Good friends Flavia Pennetta and Anabel Medina Garrigues met at the net after Pennetta won their match.
Venus and Serena Williams began their quest for a fifth straight Grand Slam doubles title.
Caroline Wozniacki beat Tathiana Garbin for the second straight major, having beaten her in Paris too.
Marion Bartoli set her sights on a first round win over Julia Goerges on Day 1 of The Championships.
Having missed last year's event while in retirement, Alicia Molik made an emotional return - and won.
Anna-Lena Groenefeld's bag was hopping with little creatures as she faced Melanie Oudin in the first round.
No.25 seed Lucie Safarova graciously met Dominika Cibulkova at the net after falling to the Slovak.
Vera Dushevina was all smiles after ousting French Open champion Francesca Schiavone in the first round.
Victoria Azarenka got ready to return serve as she took on former Wimbledon semifinalist Mirjana Lucic.
The ballkids survived the first few days of play... watch this space for more images from The Championships.