The first Monday of Wimbledon awoke to a blazing sun and blue skies it looked more like Melbourne than London
The first victor of the day was Victoria, Azarenka, to be precise who saw off Anett Kontaveit in straight sets
Novak Djokovic the reigning champion walked on to centre court at 1pm to face a tough opener against Philipp Kolschreiber which he came through safely ,despite the close attentions of a blue tit, who was very reluctant to leave the show court
Britains Johanna Konta put up a great fight against Maria Sharapova before going down 62 62 a score line that perhaps did not reflect how competitive the match was.
Lleyton Hewitt lost one of his Now familiar mammoth five set battles, his last singles match at Wimbledon, what a great competitor and champion.
Carla Suarez-Navarro and Flavia Pennetta were the two women’s seeds to fall on day one at the time of writing
Wimbledon is up and running