Emma Raducanu cherished her Center Court debut as she got her into trouble Wimbledon built up behind her with a first-round win over Alison Van Uytvanck.
The 10th seed’s entry into the tournament was in doubt until the weekend due to a side injury sustained at the WTA Tour event in Nottingham three weeks ago.
Coupled with the huge focus on the US Open champion’s homecoming and a tough opponent, this was a big test, but Raducanu impressively succeeded by taking a 6-4 6-4 win.
She jumped and screamed in delight as her final volley reached the center of the field and Raducanu wanted to emphasize afterwards that while the external expectations on her shoulders stretch well beyond the first round wins, this was a performance to be savored.
“It wasn’t a relief, it was just luck,” she said. “To play on Center Court and win the first time is great. Every time I go back I’m just going to have a great first experience. That always helps.
“I definitely recorded it. I looked at the crowd, just saw everyone. The sound was just amazing to hear from the start. When the crowd filled up a bit as the match went on, even more so in the awkward moments I think they really pulled me through some tough ones.
“It was a tough game because Alison is a great opponent. She hits the ball really low and flat, and it definitely suits this surface. I knew I had to play well when I went in. I’m glad I came through the difficult moments.”
Where to watch Wimbledon on TV
The BBC has exclusive coverage of the tournament. Sue Barker leads the coverage from opening day with the likes of Tim Henman, Andrew Castle and John Lloyd.
Viewers can watch the action on BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Red Button with up to 18 lanes to choose from via Connected TVs, BBC iPlayer, the BBC Sport website and app.
BBC Two will also be showing Today at Wimbledon every night, featuring a look back at the day’s play.
Day 2 playing order
Order of play on the show courts for Day 11 of the All England Lawn Tennis Championship, Wimbledon, London.
(All times BST, seeds in brackets)
1.30pm: (1) Iga Swiatek (Pol) v Jana Fett (Cro), Francisco Cerundolo (Arg) v (2) Rafael Nadal (Spa), Serena Williams (USA) v Harmony Tan (Fra)
13:00: (8) Matteo Berrettini (Ita) v Christian Garin (Chi), Karolina Muchova (Cze) v (16) Simona Halep (Rom), Alexander Ritschard (Swi) v (4) Stefanos Tsitsipas (Gre)
11am: Steve Johnson (USA) v (18) Grigor Dimitrov (Bul), (11) Cori Gauff (USA) v Elena Gabriela Ruse (Rom), Jasmine Paolini (Ita) v (25) Petra Kvitova (Cze), Jason Kubler (Aus) v (28) Daniel Evans (GB)
11am: (5) Maria Sakkari (Gre) v Zoe Hives (Aus), Paul Jubb (Gbr) v Nick Kyrgios (Aus), (6) Felix Auger-Aliassime (Can) v Maxime Cressy (US), (9) Garbine Muguruza (Spa) v Greet Minnen (Bel), Tereza Martincova (Czech Republic) v (6) Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic)
11am: Mihaela Buzarnescu (Rom) v Nastasja Schunk (Ger), Pedro Martinez Portero (Spa) v Alex Molcan (Svk), Feliciano Lopez (Spa) v (21) Botic Van de Zandschulp (Ned), (21) Camila Giorgi (Ita) against Magdalena Frech (Poland)
11am: Claire Liu (USA) v Nuria Parrizas-Diaz (Spa), Sam Querrey (USA) v Ricardas Berankis (Lit), (26) Filip Krajinovic (Ser) v Jiri Lehecka (Cze), Rebecca Peterson (Swe) v Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK)
11am: Daria Saville (Aus) v Viktoriya Tomova (Bul), Zdenek Kolar (Cze) v Benjamin Bonzi (Fra), Irina Bara (Rom) v Chloe Paquet (Fra), Dennis Novak (Aut) v Facundo Bagnis (Arg)
11am: Marc-Andrea Huesler (Switzerland) v Hugo Grenier (Fra), Kirsten Flipkens (Bel) v Jaimee Fourlis (Aus), Brandon Nakashima (USA) v Nicola Kuhn (Ger), (30) Shelby Rogers (USA) v Petra Martic (Kro)
11am: Viktorija Golubic (Switzerland) v Andrea Petkovic (Dui), Xin Yu Wang (Chn) v (20) Amanda Anisimova (USA), Roberto Carballes Baena (Spa) v Jordan Thompson (Aus), Daniel Elahi Galan (Col) v Dominik Koepfer (Germany)
11am: Yanina Wickmayer (Bel) v Lin Zhu (Chn), Madison Brengle (USA) v Lauren Davis (USA), Alexei Popyrin (Aus) v Hugo Gaston (Fra), Attila Balazs (Hun) v (17) Roberto Bautista Agut (Spa)
11am: Alize Cornet (Fra) v (27) Yulia Putintseva (Kaz), Mikhail Kukushkin (Kaz) v (29) Jenson Brooksby (USA), (27) Lorenzo Sonego (Ita) v Denis Kudla (USA), Kristina Kucova (Svk) v Laura Pigossi (BH)
11am: Taro Daniel (Jpn) v (31) Sebastian Baez (Arg), (14) Nuno Borges (Por) v MacKenzie McDonald (USA), (32) Sara Sorribes Tormo (Spa) v Christina McHale (USA), Coco Vandeweghe (US) v (17) Elena Rybakina (Kaz)
11am: Ryan Peniston (Gbr) v Henri Laaksonen (Swi), (4) Paula Badosa Gibert (Spa) v Louisa Chirico (USA), Zizou Bergs (Bel) v Jack Draper (Gbr), Lorenzo Musetti (Ita) v ( 11 ) Taylor Harry Fritz (US)
11am: David Goffin (Bel) v Radu Albot (Mol), (18) Jil Belen Teichmann (Switzerland) v Ajla Tomljanovic (Aus), Ana Bogdan (Rom) v Dayana Yastremska (Ukr), Alastiar Gray (Gbr) v Chun Hsin Tseng (Tpe), Emina Bektas (USA) v Bianca Vanessa Andreescu (Can)
11am: (33) Shuai Zhang (Chn) v Misaki Doi (Jpn), Joao Sousa (Por) v Richard Gasquet (Fra), Emil Ruusuvuori (Fin) v Yoshihito Nishioka (Jpn), Qinwen Zheng (Chn) v Sloane Stephens ( UNITED STATES)
11am: Catherine Harrison (USA) v Arantxa Rus (Ned), Sonay Kartal (Gbr) v Danka Kovinic (Mne), Bernabe Zapata Miralles (Spa) v Jack Sock (USA), (13) Denis Shapovalov (Can) v Arthur Rinderknech (Fr)
11am: Oceane Dodin (Fra) v (12) Jelena Ostapenko (Lat), Maryna Zanevska (Bel) v (13) Barbora Krejcikova (Cze), (24) Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune (Den) v Marcos Giron (USA), Liam Broady (Gbr) v Lukas Klein (Svk)
11am: Marta Kostyuk (Ukr) v Katie Swan (Gbr), (19) Alex De Minaur (Aus) v Hugo Dellien (Bol), Stefan Kozlov (USA) v (12) Diego Sebastian Schwartzman (Arg), Clara Burel ( Fra ) against Katie Boulter (Gbr)
How much prize money is on offer at Wimbledon?
The winners of the singles competitions will earn £2 million this year, up from £1.7 million last year.