29 Jun 2009

Big names back on court at Wimbledon tonight

6:23 am on 29 June 2009

Roger Federer will have happy memories of his last encounter with Swede Robin Soderling at Roland Garros and will be hoping for a similar outcome when he opens the day's play on Centre Court at Wimbledon tonight.

The world number two swept past Soderling to clinch his 14th grand slam title earlier this month, a performance so convincing a quarterfinal spot looks a certainty.

British world number three Andy Murray faces 19th seed and Federer's countryman Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland.

Women's world number one Dinara Safina takes on former Wimbledon champion Amelie Mauresmo of France.

Five time champion Venus Williams, plays Serbia's Ana Ivanovic.

Also in action are Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic, Andy Roddick and Leyton Hewitt.