Jana Cepelova's upset over No. 3 Simona Halep on Tuesday may have signaled the start of 2015 Wimbledon in earnest. The first two days were otherwise breezy for favored players, but late in Round 1 a promising youngster fell as a warning to all those going forward: everyone is a threat.
That's especially true of Round 2, where seeded players are taking on unranked upstarts bolstered by opening round wins. No. 1 seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams shouldn't have much trouble dispatching their opponents at Centre Court, but Finnish veteran Jarkko Nieminen has beaten Djokovic before (albeit way back in 2009), and Williams was upset in the third round of Wimbledon just last year.
No. 4 seeds Stan Wawrinka and Maria Sharapova are the other star attractions -- Wawrinka coming off a French Open title and Sharapova boasting the best resumé on the women's draw other than Serena's. Wawrinka gets Victor Estrella Burgos, a 34-year-old Dominican player who made his Grand Slam debut at the U.S. Open just last year, and could test Stan's fitness. Sharapova will face Richel Hogenkamp, a 23-year-old Dutch woman who could likewise keep Sharapova on her toes.
Matches will get underway no sooner than 6:30 a.m. ET (11:30 a.m. in England). Television will begin at 7 a.m. on ESPN, and broadcast until 4:30 p.m. -- well past when all matches will likely have been completed or suspended due to light. Live online streaming will be available on WatchESPN for those glued to a laptop or mobile device.
Wimbledon 2015, Day 3
What: Men's and women's singles, Round 2
When: Wednesday, July 1, 6:30 a.m. ET until dark (approx. 4:30 p.m.)
Where: All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, England
Television coverage: 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m ET, ESPN
Full schedule of men's and women's singles matches below:
Men's singles (bracket and live results)
Centre Court, beginning at 8 a.m.
No. 1 Novak Djokovic vs. Jarkko Nieminen
Santiago Giraldo vs. No. 5 Kei Nishikori
No. 1 Court, beginning at 8 a.m.
No. 7 Milos Raonic vs. Tommy Haas
No. 4 Stan Wawrinka vs. Victor Estrella Burgos
No. 2 Court, beginning at 6:30 a.m.
No. 11 Grigor Dimitrov vs. Steve Johnson
Marsel Ilhan vs. No. 14 Kevin Anderson
No. 3 Court, beginning at 6:30 a.m.
Liam Broady vs. No. 16 David Goffin
No. 9 Marin Cilic vs. Ricardas Berankis
Court 8, beginning after 6:30 a.m.
Denis Kudla vs. Alexander Zverev
Court 12, beginning after 6:30 a.m.
John Millman vs. Marcos Baghdatis
Court 16, beginning at 6:30 a.m.
Kenny de Schepper vs. No. 21 Richard Gasquet
Fernando Verdasco vs. No. 32 Dominic Thiem
Court 17, beginning after 6:30 a.m.
Matthew Ebden vs. No. 17 John Isner
No. 24 Leonardo Mayer vs. Marcel Granollers
Court 18, beginning at 6:30 a.m.
Pierre-Hugues Herbert vs. No. 27 Bernard Tomic
No. 26 Nick Kyrgios vs. Juan Monaco
Women's singles (bracket and live results)
Centre Court, beginning after 8 a.m.
No. 1 Serena Williams vs. Timea Babos
No. 1 Court, beginning after 8 a.m.
Daniela Hantuchova vs. Heather Watson
No. 2 Court, beginning after 6:30 a.m.
No. 4 Maria Sharapova vs. Richel Hogenkamp
Yulia Putintseva vs. No. 16 Venus Williams
No. 3 Court, not before 7:30 a.m.
No. 21 Madison Keys vs. Stefanie Voegele, 6-7 (6), 6-3, 2-2 (play suspended Tuesday)
Bethanie Mattek-Sands vs. No. 7 Ana Ivanovic
Court 8, beginning after 6:30 a.m.
Zarina Diyas vs. Aliaksandra Sasnovich
Sloane Stephens vs. Lauren Davis
Court 11, not before 7:30 a.m.
Yanina Wickmayer vs. Elizaveta Kulichkova, 6-3, 6-7 (6), 1-1 (play suspended Tuesday)
Court 12, beginning at 6:30 a.m.
Urszula Radwanska vs. No. 22 Samantha Stosur
Mariana Duque-Marino vs. No. 14 Andrea Petkovic
No. 19 Sara Errani vs. Aleksandra Krunic
Court 16, beginning after 6:30 a.m.
Lesia Tsurenko vs. No. 29 Irina-Camelia Begu
Court 17, beginning at 6:30 a.m.
No. 11 Karolina Pliskova vs. Coco Vandeweghe
Jelena Ostapenko vs. Kristina Mladenovic
Court 18, beginning after 6:30 a.m.
No. 30 Belinda Bencic vs. Anna-Lena Friedsam
Kirsten Flipkens vs. No. 23 Victoria Azarenka
Court TBD, not before noon
Su-Wei Hsieh vs. No. 6 Lucie Safarova