Maria Sharapova Wimbledon 2015 first round
Maria Sharapova will eye an easy passage into the third round when she plays Richel HogenkampReuters

Novak Djokovic would have watched Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray dispatch their respective opponents easily enough, and the Serbian will want to do just the same when it comes to the second round of Wimbledon 2015 on Wednesday.

Djokovic was his usual straight-sets-victory self in the first round, easing past the experienced German Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4, 6-4, 6-4.

"I thought I started the match really well, breaking Philipp, losing the serve right away," Djokovic said.

"All three sets were decided in the 10th game. After I broke him to win the first set and the second set, it was the same situation. I felt like in the third, as well.

"That's where maybe I can have a mental edge over him. He missed couple shots. I thought return was exceptionally well, good from my side. Serving efficiently. Just overall a great performance against a quality opponent."

Another quality opponent awaits the defending champion in the shape of Jarkko Nieminen, who won a marathon match against Lleyton Hewitt in the Australian's last ever Wimbledon.

The Djokovic-Nieminen match will be followed by Kei Nishikori vs Santiago Giraldo, which should be another interesting contest. Nishikori, seeded fifth, is one of the players tipped to give Djokovic a tough fight in his desire to reach the final, and the Japanese will hope for an easier match against the Colombian, after being taken to five sets by Simone Bolelli in the first round.

"I knew it was going to be a tough one because we played a long five sets last year here," Nishikori, whose least favourite surface seems to be the grass, said of the match against Bolelli. "I knew he's good on grass.

"Mentally I was ready, but maybe there were many ups and downs. My serve, and maybe my concentration wasn't there some moments. But I finished very strong in the end. So, very happy to win."

Serena Williams vs Timea Babos is the final match scheduled at Centre Court, and while the American took a while to warm-up in her first round before easing past Margarita Gasparyan 6-4, 6-1, Babos will have to play the match of her life, while hoping the world number one has an off day, to stand a chance of an upset.

Serena has suffered early exits in the last two years at Wimbledon, however, so anything is possible.

Over on the No.1 Court, there are three interesting second round matches in Tommy Haas (yes, he is still playing) vs Milos Raonic, Daniela Hantuchova vs home favourite Heather Watson and Stan Wawrinka vs Victor Estrella Burgos.

Maria Sharapova, the former champion, looking for her first Wimbledon title in over a decade, plays her second round match on the No.2 court against Richel Hogenkamp from the Netherlands, while Venus Williams will look to keep her potential fourth round clash against her sister on course with a victory over Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan.

Order of Play on Wednesday: Centre Court (Play starts at 1 pm BST, 5.30 pm IST, 8 am ET): 1-Novak Djokovic vs Jarkko Nieminen

Santiago Giraldo vs 5-Kei Nishikori

1-Serena Williams vs Timea Babos.

No.1 Court (Play starts at 1 pm BST, 5.30 pm IST, 8 am ET): Tommy Haas vs 7-Milos Raonic

Daniela Hantuchova vs Heather Watson

4-Stan Wawrinka vs Victor Estrella Burgos.

No.2 Court (Play starts 11.30 pm BST, 4 pm IST, 6.30 am ET): 11-Grigor Dimitrov vs Steve Johnson

4-Maria Sharapova vs Richel Hogenkamp

Marsel Ilhan vs 14-Kevin Anderson

Yulia Putintseva vs 16-Venus Williams.

Where to Watch Live

Live coverage of the Day 3 action of Wimbledon 2015 will be on Starsports2 and Star Sports4, while all the matches can also be watched via live streaming online on Hotstar and

Viewers in the UK can watch Wimbledon 2015 live on BBC One and BBC Two, while the option to live stream is on BBC iPlayer. BBC Radio 5 Live will also provide radio coverage. 

Audience in the US can catch the matches live on ESPN and ESPN 2, while the second round action can also be live streamed on Watch ESPN.

Australia viewers can watch Day 3 of Wimbledon live on Channel 7, with the live streaming option on 7tennis.

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