Ten Britons and tennis titans Williams and Nadal ready to play


Tennis titans Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal will be among those in action on the grass courts at Wimbledon on Tuesday.

Day two heralds Williams’ first match of the 2022 tournament as her efforts to achieve a record 24th Grand Slam singles title begin.

The American athlete will face the French Harmony Tan, who at 24 is 16 years her junior.

Meanwhile, 18-year-old American Coco Gauff will face Romania’s Elena-Gabriela Ruse, as she is set to break into the top 10 after reaching her first Grand Slam final at Roland Garros earlier. this month.

Nadal is in contention to win his third consecutive Grand Slam title and 23rd overall despite suffering a serious foot injury after the French Open less than a month ago.

Emma Raducanu celebrates victory over Alison Van Uytvanck on day one of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships (Adam Davy/PA).

Ten British players will also travel to the hallowed grounds of South West London.

Britain’s men’s and women’s number ones picked up impressive wins on day one, with Cameron Norrie earning a rain-interrupted triumph before Emma Raducanu won her first match on center court.

Women’s singles players Harriet Dart, Katie Boulter, Katie Swan and Sonay Kartal hope to replicate that success on day two.

Meanwhile, Birmingham-born British number two Dan Evans will be joined by Jack Draper, Liam Broady, Ryan Peniston, Paul Jubb and Alastair Gray in the men’s morning matches.

It comes after day one saw Team GB’s Jodie Burrage revive a passed out ball boy with Percy Pig candy, while play was halted at other courts due to rain showers.

After the washed-out start of Wimbledon, the sun is forecast for Tuesday.

The Met Office forecast ‘rather windy’ weather for south-east London with erratic sunshine and high temperatures of 23C (73.4F).