Wimbledon Tennis Championships
Sue Barker introduces live coverage from the opening day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships. As the defending champion, Great Britain’s Andy Murray has the honour of opening play on Centre Court. He won his second men’s singles title in 2016 following a brilliant victory over Canada’s Milos Raonic in the final. Defending ladies’ singles champion Serena Williams is absent due to her pregnancy, meaning the field is wide open.
It is the 90th anniversary of the BBC’s first radio broadcast at the Championships and the 80th since it was covered by the corporation’s TV cameras. We are looking back at some of the best moments and matches in the tournament’s long and storied history in the company of a host of legendary players that thrilled and entertained listeners and viewers alike.
In the meantime, you can re-live the top 10 Wimbledon moments here, preview all the action with Gigi Salmon (Sunday 2 July, 5pm, Radio 5 Live) and watch Sue Barker travel the globe to meet some of the legends who have graced the courts over the last 90 years in Sue Barker: Our Wimbledon (Sunday 2 July, 5.20pm, BBC One)…