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Wimbledon 2017 Draw: Kerber and Halep face qualifiers in first round

LONDON, Great Britain - World No.1 and 2016 Wimbledon runnerup Angelique Kerber will open up her campaign at SW19 this year against a qualifier.

In the absence of last year's champion Serena Williams, the German will begin the action on Centre Court on Tuesday.

2016 runnerup Angelique Kerber opens up at Wimbledon against a qualifier.
Second seed Simona Halep also faces a qualifier in the first round, while third seed Karolina Pliskova will play Evgeniya Rodina and fourth seed Elina Svitolina takes on Australia's Ashleigh Barty.

Johanna Konta heads Britain's hopes and opens against Hsieh Su-Wei - who beat her in the first round of the French Open last month.

The returning Victoria Azarenka takes on CiCi Bellis, while fellow comeback queen and two-time champion Petra Kvitova faces Johanna Larsson.

Venus Williams, in her 20th Wimbledon, plays Elise Mertens.

FULL FIRST-ROUND DRAW

Angelique KERBER [1] (GER) v qualifier

Kirsten FLIPKENS (BEL) v Misaki DOI

Shelby ROGERS (USA) v Julia BOSERUP (USA)

Océane DODIN (FRA) v Lucie SAFAROVA [32] (CZE)

Kiki BERTENS [23] (NED) v Sorana CIRSTEA (ROU)

Magda LINETTE (POL) v [WC] Bethanie MATTEK-SANDS (USA)

Yanina WICKMAYER (BEL) v Kateryna BONDARENKO (UKR)

Ekaterina ALEXANDROVA (RUS) v Garbiñe MUGURUZA [14] (ESP)

Agnieszka RADWANSKA [9] (POL) v Jelena JANKOVIC (SRB)

[WC] Katie BOULTER (GBR) v Christina McHALE (USA)

Kristina KUCOVA (SVK) v qualifier

Monica PUIG (PUR) v Timea BACSINSZKY [19] (SUI)

Lauren DAVIS [28] (USA) v Varvara LEPCHENKO (USA)

Qualifier v Annika BECK (GER)

Ekaterina MAKAROVA (RUS) v qualifier

Qualifier v Svetlana KUZNETSOVA [7] (RUS)

Karolina PLISKOVA [3] (CZE) v Evgeniya RODINA (RUS)

Monica NICULESCU (ROU) v Magdalena RYBARIKOVA (SVK)

Lesia TSURENKO (UKR) v Julia GOERGES (GER)

Viktorija GOLUBIC (SUI) v ZHANG Shuai [30] (CHN)

Daria GAVRILOVA [20] (AUS) v qualifier

Denisa ALLERTOVA (CZE) v Risa OZAKI (JPN)

HAN Xinyun (CHN) v [WC] Zarina DIYAS (KAZ)

Qualifier v Anastasia PAVLYUCHENKOVA [16] (RUS)

Kristina MLADENOVIC [12] (FRA) v Pauline PARMENTIER (FRA)

Alison RISKE (USA) v Sloane STEPHENS (USA)

Tatjana MARIA (GER) v qualifier

Mona BARTHEL (GER) v CoCo VANDEWEGHE [24] (USA)

Daria KASATKINA [29] (RUS) v ZHENG Saisai (CHN)

Lara ARRUABARRENA (ESP) v Anett KONTAVEIT (EST)

Tsvetana PIRONKOVA (BUL) v Sara ERRANI (ITA)

Timea BABOS (HUN) v Caroline WOZNIACKI [5] (DEN)

Dominika CIBULKOVA [8] (SVK) v Andrea PETKOVIC (GER)

Jennifer BRADY (USA) v Danka KOVINIC (MNE)

[WC] Naomi BROADY (GBR) v Irina-Camelia BEGU (ROU)

Sabine LISICKI (GER) v Ana KONJUH [27] (CRO)

Barbora STRYCOVA [22] (CZE) v Veronica CEPEDE ROYG (PAR)

Sara SORRIBES TORMO (ESP) v Naomi OSAKA (JPN)

CHANG Kai-Chen (TPE) v WANG Qiang (CHN)

Elise MERTENS (BEL) v Venus WILLIAMS [10] (USA)

Jelena OSTAPENKO [13] (LAT) v Aliaksandra SASNOVICH (BLR)

Qualifier v Kurumi NARA (JPN)

Camila GIORGI (ITA) v Alizé CORNET (FRA)

Nao HIBINO (JPN) v Madison KEYS [17] (USA)

Mirjana LUCIC-BARONI [26] (CRO) v Carina WITTHOEFT (GER)

Qualifier v Irina KHROMACHEVA (RUS)

Francesca SCHIAVONE (ITA) v Mandy MINELLA (LUX)

Ashleigh BARTY (AUS) v Elina SVITOLINA [4] (UKR)

Johanna KONTA [6] (GBR) v HSIEH Su-Wei (TPE)

Donna VEKIC (CRO) v Natalia VIKHLYANTSEVA (RUS)

Katerina SINIAKOVA (CZE) v Maria SAKKARI (GRE)

Kristyna PLISKOVA (CZE) v Roberta VINCI [31] (ITA)

Caroline GARCIA [21] (FRA) v Jana CEPELOVA (SVK)

DUAN Ying-Ying (CHN) v Ana BOGDAN (ROU)

Madison BRENGLE (USA) v Richel HOGENKAMP (NED)

Johanna LARSSON (SWE) v Petra KVITOVA [11] (CZE)

Elena VESNINA [15] (RUS) v qualifier

Victoria AZARENKA (BLR) v Catherine BELLIS (USA)

Maryna ZANEVSKA (BEL) v [WC] Heather WATSON (GBR)

Yulia PUTINTSEVA (KAZ) v Anastasija SEVASTOVA [18] (LAT)

Carla SUAREZ NAVARRO [25] (ESP) v Eugenie BOUCHARD (CAN)

Marketa VONDROUSOVA (CZE) v PENG Shuai (CHN)

Beatriz HADDAD MAIA (BRA) v [WC] Laura ROBSON (GBR)

Qualifier v Simona HALEP [2] (ROU)

Source: http://www.wtatennis.com/news/wimbledon-2017-kerber-and-halep-face-qualifiers-first-round-draw-pliskova-svitolina

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