Petra Kvitova begins the defense of her Wimbledon crown on Tuesday as she faces the Netherlands’ Kiki Bertens first up on Centre Court. The left-handed Czech is ranked fully 106 places higher than her Dutch challenger, and shouldn’t face any major difficulties as she returns to the All England Club in pursuit of a third title.
Tuesday also sees a bevvy of the best men’s tennis has to offer, with three of the “Big Four” in action: Rafa Nadal is first out on Court No.1, with Roger Federer and Andy Murray set to play on Centre Court in the second and third slots respectively. Murray – the bookmakers’ second favorite – starts his quest for a third Grand Slam title against Kazakhstan’s Mikhail Kukushkin, who made it through to the 4th Round of last year’s Championship.
Here’s some of the highlights from Tuesday’s Order of Play:
Centre Court (from 1pm)
Kiki Bertens vs. Petra Kvitova
Damir Dzumhur vs. Roger Federer
Miklail Kukushkin vs. Andy Murray
Court No.1 (from 1pm)
Thomaz Bellucci vs. Rafael Nadal
Jana Capelova vs. Simona Halep
Tomas Berdych vs. Jeremy Chardy
Court No.2 (from 11:30am)
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga vs. Gilles Muller
Caroline Wozniacki vs. Saisai Zheng
BBC One and BBC Two have extensive coverage of the full day’s play in the UK, starting 11:30am BST on BBC Two and 1:45pm on BBC One. The BBC will be covering multiple matches via the Red Button, and will also have live commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live.
In the US, ESPN has full live coverage from 7am Eastern all the way through until 4:30pm.
If you can’t get in front of a TV, here’s how to watch online and on mobile:
Watch Wimbledon Tennis Live Online
In the UK, you can watch live online coverage of Wimbledon for absolutely nothing via the BBC iPlayer site. You really should have a TV license and be in the UK to watch, though there are many, many ways to use BBC’s iPlayer service from outside the British Isles. Google it.
In the US, if you have the log-in info for a cable subscription with access to Watch ESPN, you can watch the game at WatchESPN.com. You’ll need a cable log-in and password, or the log-in and password of someone you know, to access the stream.
Watch Wimbledon Tennis Live on Mobile
Mobile users in the UK can watch all 13 days of Wimbledon live and for free via the BBC iPlayer app, which is available to download from the App Store or Google Play store. No subscription is required, though you should have a Television License to watch.
Mobile and tablet users with access to Watch ESPN can watch the game on the Watch ESPN app. As is the case with desktop, you’ll need the log-in for a cable subscription with access to ESPN. You can download the app for free in the App Store or Google Play store.