World No. 1 Rafael Nadal and top- seeded woman Serena Williams took the courts at Wimbledon after a rain delay.
Play began on Centre Court and Court No. 1 about 1:20 p.m. local time with five-time winner Williams playing France’s Alize Cornet, who beat the top-seeded American this year. Play on outside courts began almost two hours after the planned start.
Men’s second seed Nadal faces No. 63 Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan under the retractable roof of Centre Court, followed by 2004 champion Maria Sharapova and seven-time winner Roger Federer.
The forecast is for heavy, slow-moving showers in the afternoon with some sunshine in the evening, according to the Met Office.
Soccer players David Beckham and Sir Bobby Charlton and India’s record setting cricketer Sachin Tendulkar are among the guests in the Royal Box today along with British Olympic cyclists Sir Bradley Wiggins and Victoria Pendleton.
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