Wimbledon: Emma Raducanu and Serena Williams learn first-round opponents


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Andy Murray plays a backhand
Andy Murray, who reached the Wimbledon third round last year, is aiming to recover from an abdominal injury that he suffered in the Stuttgart Open final
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British number one Emma Raducanu has been drawn against Belgium’s Alison van Uytvanck in the Wimbledon first round.

Two-time champion Andy Murray, who is trying to overcome an abdominal injury, faces Australia’s James Duckworth.

Serena Williams, who is returning to singles after a year out, will play French debutant Harmony Tan.

The 40-year-old American made her comeback in the Eastbourne doubles this week but has not played singles since she was injured at Wimbledon last year.

Top seed Iga Swiatek plays Croatian qualifier Jana Fett.

The 21-year-old from Poland is aiming for a 36th straight win and could face British wildcard Sonay Kartal, who starts against Montenegro’s Danka Kovinic, in the second round.

Britain’s Harriet Dart plays Spain’s Rebekah Masarova, while Katie Boulter faces France’s Clara Burel and Jodie Burrage takes on Ukraine’s Lesia Tsurenko.

Tunisian third seed Ons Jabeur, who played with Williams at Eastbourne before pulling out with a knee injury, faces Swedish qualifier Mirjam Bjorklund.

In the men’s event, British wildcard Paul Jubb will play Australia’s Nick Kyrgios.

British number one Cameron Norrie, seeded ninth, starts against Spain’s Pablo Andujar as he aims to reach the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time.

The 26-year-old left-hander has faced some tough draws at the majors recently and could face Bulgaria’s 18th seed Grigor Dimitrov in the third round.

Defending champion Novak Djokovic, who starts against Kwon Soon-woo, has been drawn in the opposite half to Queen’s champion Matteo Berrettini.

That means Berrettini, seeded eighth, is a potential semi-final opponent for Spain’s Rafael Nadal, who starts against Argentina’s Francisco Cerundolo.

Nadal, 36, is playing Wimbledon for the first time since 2019 as he looks to follow his victories at the Australian Open and French Open with a first title at SW19 since 2010.

More to follow.


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