From Centre Court to Court 18, first round play got underway at the All-England Club on Monday.
It didn't take long for the first big surprise of the fortnight - Monica Puig stunned Sara Errani.
Ana Ivanovic squeaked out a tight first set then rolled to victory over Virginie Razzano, 76(1) 60.
Jelena Jankovic, the No.16 seed, closed out Britain's own Johanna Konta in her opening match, 62 75.
Victoria Azarenka injured her right knee but overcame it and closed out Maria Joao Koehler, 61 62.
Maria Sharapova signed some autographs after a close 76(5) 63 victory over Kristina Mladenovic.
American teenager Lauren Davis gave her all as she took on Lucie Safarova, but it wasn't enough...
Safarova, a former Top 20 player but the No.27 seed here, routed Davis in her opening match, 64 60.
Marion Bartoli had few problems in her opening match - the Frenchwoman is a former finalist here.
Petra Kvitova rebounded from losing the second set to close out Coco Vandeweghe in three, 61 57 64.
And Caroline Wozniacki was also among the winners, beating Estrella Cabeza Candela routinely, 60 62.
Misaki Doi rolled in the first set but ended up losing to Sílvia Soler-Espinosa in three, 16 64 61.
Eugenie Bouchard had a fight on her hands, coming from 75 53 down to beat Galina Voskoboeva in three.
Kirsten Flipkens, fresh off a final in 's-Hertogenbosch, beat Yulia Putintseva in straights, 75 64.
And in the last match of the day Garbiñe Muguruza beat Britain's own Anne Keothavong in straight sets.