Serena Williams in action on Court One at Wimbledon

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Serena Williams - returns to action on Court One
Serena Williams - returns to action on Court One

Serena Williams will make her return to Wimbledon on Monday on Court One after Caroline Wozniacki was given Centre Court billing for her match against Varvara Lepchenko.

Williams, who missed the tournament last year as she prepared to give birth to daughter Olympia, has been seeded 25th and will take on Dutchwoman Arantxa Rus in the third match on Wimbledon's second court.

The 36-year-old will be looking to continue a 14-match unbeaten streak at the All England Club after winning the title in 2015 and 2016, taking her tally overall to seven Wimbledon crowns.

As the defending men's champion, Roger Federer will open proceedings on Centre at 1pm against Serbia's Dusan Lajovic, while Federer's countryman Stan Wawrinka takes on sixth seed Grigor Dimitrov in the third match.

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British wild card Liam Broady will take to Court One for his clash with former Wimbledon finalist Milos Raonic after US Open champion Sloane Stephens faces Croatia's Donna Vekic.

Last year's two beaten finalists feature on the Court Two schedule, with third seed Marin Cilic taking on Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka before Venus Williams plays Johanna Larsson.

There are three other British players in action, with Harriet Dart taking on sixth seed Karolina Pliskova, Katie Swan facing Irina-Camelia Begu and Cameron Norrie meeting former British number two Aljaz Bedene, who has gone back to competing for his native Slovenia.


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Odds correct as of 1700 BST on 29/06/18

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