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Wimbledon photos

The tramlines get a final coat of paint before play starts at midday

Ground staff at the famous All England Club go through their last-minute preparations as the clock ticks down to the midday start

The draw is laid out for all to see at SW19

As defending champion and number one seed, Roger Federer's name is in pride of place on the draw sheet

Rafael Nadal goes through his paces on the practice courts

Second seed Rafael Nadal, seen as the biggest threat to Federer's hopes of a sixth straight title, practises his forehand

Grace Jones strolls through the crowds at Wimbledon

The inimitable Grace Jones, in town after her appearance at the Meltdown Festival, is among the many celebrities on show at SW19

Actress Amanda Holden plays members of the public

Actress Amanda Holden, after receiving lessons from Tim Henman, goes through her paces against the public on a special mini court

The stylish Serena Williams walks out onto court

Serena Williams's passion for fashion is clear as she walks out to face Kaia Kanepi, a match she wins 7-5 6-3

Defending champion Roger Federer walks out on Centre Court

Federer is also sporting a new look as he bids to make history, with a rather natty cardigan replacing last year's white blazer

Roger Federer takes on Dominik Hrbaty from the baseline

After a mediocre season by his standards, Federer is back on home turf and he settles in with a straight sets win over Dominik Hrbaty

Britain's Elena Baltacha in action

Britain's Elena Baltacha is first in action on court 11 and she digs out a 6-3 2-6 7-5 win over Germany's Angelique Kerber

Alex Bogadnovic has a day to forget at SW19

But British men's number two Alex Bogdanovic makes an early exit, losing 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 6-3 7-6 (7-4) to Simone Bolelli

 Ana Ivanovic of Serbia celebrates winning her women's singles round one match against Rossana de los Rios of Paraguay

Top seed Ana Ivanovic enjoys an easy passage into the second round as she beats Rossana de los Rios 6-1 6-2

Ana Ivanovic is filmed by a camera crew after her first-round win

After winning the French Open earlier this month, Ivanovic is the centre of attention at SW19

Novak Djokovic keeps his balance as he

Third seed Novak Djokovic, another player tipped to challenge Federer, beats Michael Berrer in four sets

Lleyton Hewitt makes his feelings clear after a call goes against him

Former champion Lleyton Hewitt argues a call from the umpire on his way to a battling five-set win over Robin Haase

Teddy Sheringham watches Mel South's match against Alona Bondarenko on Court 18

Former England, Spurs and Manchester United striker Teddy Sheringham pops down to SW19 to take in Mel South's ultimately unsuccessful tussle with Alona Bondarenko

British number one Andy Murray meets his fans at Wimbledon

Andy Murray has a day of practice before entering the fray on Tuesday, and he takes the chance to sign a few autographs




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