London, June 24 (IANS) Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic will begin his title defence at Wimbledon against Brit James Ward, ranked 177th in the world, on Monday.
On his possible route to the final, World No.1 Djokovic may face Adrian Mannarino, Sam Querrey, David Ferrer, Milos Raonic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray, reports Efe.
Murray, Wimbledon champion in 2013, will begin against compatriot Liam Broady, No.234 in the world, who received an invitation.
Finalist last year and undisputed king on grass, Roger Federer, will begin his track to his eighth Wimbledon title against Argentine Guido Pella, No.51 in the world.
Meanwhile in the women’s singles, Serena Williams will start her title defence against a player coming from the preliminaries, either American Christina McHale or Slovak Daniela Hantuchova.
The draw resulted in a possible match between the reigning champion and Spanish Garbiñe Muguruza, World No.2, if they both reach the final.
Serena is seeking her first title this year after falling in the finals of the Australian and French Opens, and on her route she could meet with Italian Roberta Vinci in the quarterfinals and Polish Agnieszka Radwanska in the semis.
Muguruza, last year’s runner-up at Wimbledon and this year’s winner of the French Open title, will debut against Italian Camila Giorgi, World No.68.