Wimbledon Draw: Andy Murray To Play Fellow Briton Liam Broady In First Round

Andy Murray and Liam Broady played together for Britain's Davis Cup team
Andy Murray and Liam Broady played together for Britain's Davis Cup team

WORLD number two Andy Murray will face fellow Briton Liam Broady in the first round of Wimbledon.

Former champion Murray has never played Broady, the world number 234 who has received a wildcard to the tournament.

Compatriot James Ward, also a wildcard, will play defending champion Novak Djokovic in his opening match.

Britain’s women’s number one Johanna Konta has been drawn against Puerto Rican Monica Puig, and Serena Williams will face a qualifier or lucky loser.

Sixteenth seed Konta, ranked 18th in the world, has met Puig once, in last year’s Nottingham grass-court tournament, when she came from behind to win 4-6 6-4 7-6.

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British number two Heather Watson starts against Annika Beck and could then face top seed Williams in a repeat of last year’s gripping third-round match, while Laura Robson has drawn the Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber.

Robson and Kerber have met three times before, including at Wimbledon in 2011 when the Briton won in three sets, but Kerber has won the other two matches, the most recent in Beijing in 2013.

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