Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. She is bidding for a record-tying 24th grand slam title. Hide Caption 4 of 10 Photos: Nadal, Djokovic, Serena at Roland Garros He slipped at one stage but picked himself up and looked in commanding form in the straight-set victory. Hide Caption 10 of 10 CNN For all her singles titles on the grass at Wimbledon -- seven of them -- Serena Williams can still thrive on clay, despite its challenges. The surface known as "terre battue" in French softens power games and has a way of extending battles, which can create problems, especially at late stages of careers.
Opta has compiled a comprehensive list of stats and facts ahead of the tournament.
Men's singles The last 16 years at Wimbledon have been dominated by the same four players: Federer 8 , Djokovic 4 , Nadal 2 , Murray 2.
The last winner at Wimbledon before them was Lleyton Hewitt in No player has won consecutive titles at Wimbledon since Novak Djokovic did it in and Novak Djokovic has won only one title at Wimbledon as the top ranked player: it was in when Djokovic beat Roger Federer in four sets.
Rafael Nadal has the opportunity to win the French Open and Wimbledon in the same year for the third time after and , following his win at Roland Garros in June.
Rafael Nadal has reached the semi-finals round in eight of his 10 last Grand Slam appearances. French Open runner-up Dominic Thiem has never made it past the fourth round at Wimbledon and has been knocked-out before the third round on four of his previous five appearances.
Kevin Anderson has failed to make it through the fourth round of any Grand Slam tournament since he reached the title game at Wimbledon in Alexander Zverev has never reached the quarter-finals in his previous four appearances at Wimbledon and only once has he made it to the fourth round at SW Stefanos Tsitsipas will aim to reach quarter finals at Wimbledon for the first time in his career after making it to the fourth round in Kyle Edmund has never made it past the third round at Wimbledon and has been knocked-out before the third round on five of his previous six appearances.
Since his win in the tournament in , he has reached the semi-finals of a Grand Slam tournament only twice winner of the Australian Open and semi-final at Roland-Garros The last woman to win the singles title at Wimbledon without losing a set was Marion Bartoli in Angelique Kerber has the opportunity to become the first European woman to win back to back titles at SW19 since Steffi Graf in Ashleigh Barty has reached the quarter-finals in her last two consecutive Grand Slam tournaments but failed to reach that stage in her previous 17 appearances in a Grand Slam.
Only one player has won both Roland Garros and Wimbledon in the same year since Serena Williams in and Two-time Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova has failed to make it past the third round at each of the last four editions of the tournament, this after reaching at least the quarter-finals in five consecutive appearances before that.
Karolina Pliskova has reached at least the quarter-finals in two of her last three Grand Slam tournaments but has failed to make it past the fourth round at Wimbledon. Sloane Stephens has reached the quarter-finals in three of her last five appearances in a Grand Slam tournament but only once in her seven appearances at Wimbledon.
Garbine Muguruza has reached the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam tournament only once since her triumph at Wimbledon in semi-final at Roland-Garros