Serena Williams
Serena Williams faces a trikcy opponent in the form of doubles specialist Elena Vesnina. Pictured: Serena rips a forehand during her victory over Garbine Muguruza in the Wimbledon 2015 final, July 11, 2015Reuters

Serena Williams will want to get off to the perfect start when the world number one begins the defence of her title against little-known Amra Sadikovic on Tuesday. Despite losses in the finals of the last two Grand Slams, Serena remains the favourite to lift the most famous of them all titles.

The American will also want to put the hurt of going down in the French Open final to Garbine Muguruza, and the Australian Open to Angelique Kerber, behind her and concentrate on what she does best – dominate opponents, and light up Wimbledon's Centre Court.

"I think it's important to learn from every loss that you have," Serena, who is still a win away from joining Steffi Graf as the all-time record holder of majors in the open era, told reporters. "I think in particular I usually do throughout my whole career have been able to, like, learn a lot, to come off, to come back a much better player.

"I'm feeling pretty good. I don't feel any pressure or stress."

That stress might return if the 148th ranked Sadikovic gets off to a quick start or Serena finds it difficult to get her rhythm going. The American can blow hot and cold at times, but in this match, even a below par Serena should prove to be too strong for her Swiss opponent.

"I'm definitely ready to start playing at this point," Serena, who came to London a week back to try and get acclimatised as much as possible to the grass courts, added. "I'm kind of over practicing every day for two hours, then going to the gym for some time. So, I'm definitely ready to get started.

"I got here I think on Monday. So I've had a lot of time on the grass."

Serena beat Muguruza in the final of Wimbledon last year, and with the two players seeded one and two respectively in 2016, it would not be a surprise to see a repeat. Muguruza got through to the second round, with a hard-fought win over Camila Giorgi on Monday.

Where to Watch Live

Serena Williams' opening match at Wimbledon 2016 is scheduled for a 1 p.m. local time (5.30 p.m. IST, 8 a.m. ET) start. All the live streaming and TV information.

India: TV: Star Sports 1 and Star Sports HD1. Live Streaming: and Hotstar.

UK: TV: BBC Two. Live Streaming: BBC iPlayer.

Asia: TV: Fox Sports Asia. Live Streaming: Fox Sports Play Asia.

China: TV: Beijing TV, LeTV Sports, Jiangsu TV.

USA: TV: ESPN3. Live streaming: Watch ESPN.

Canada: TV: CTV and TSN. Live Streaming: TSN TV.

Europe: TV: EuroSport. Live Streaming: EuroSport Player.

France and Middle East: TV: Bein Sports. Live Streaming: Bein Sports Connect.

Australia: TV: Fox Sports. Live Streaming: Foxtel.