Wimbledon have announced 18 matches have been forced to be cancelled on day one of the tournament with rain forcing the outside courts to delay the start of play. Rain had been forecast for the start of the tournament but there was some hope that play would get underway as scheduled at 11am.
A host of postponements were made though as the rain soon started to come down with covers on the outside courts.
As time ticked by, questions were beginning to be asked on how all the matches would be played on day one with a curfew for games to be finished by 11pm at the latest.
Most outside courts have four matches scheduled for the day but the All England Club have now confirmed that won’t happen on Monday.
Every outside court has seen at least one match cancelled, meaning the schedule could be busy on Tuesday.
There were originally 16 matches cancelled for day one but two more followed later in the day.
Cancelled Wimbledon matches on Day One
3rd match on No.2 Court
Daniel EVANS (GBR)  (41) vs Feliciano LOPEZ (ESP) (42)
4th match on No.2 Court
Mihaela BUZARNESCU (ROU) (107) vs Venus WILLIAMS (USA) (108)
4th match on No.3 Court
Denis SHAPOVALOV (CAN)  (49) vs Philipp KOHLSCHREIBER (GER) (50)
3rd match on Court 12
Karolina PLISKOVA (CZE)  (65) vs Tamara ZIDANSEK (SLO) (66)
4th match on Court 12
Maria SAKKARI (GRE)  (113) vs Arantxa RUS (NED) (114)
4th match on Court 18
Elise MERTENS (BEL)  (81) vs Harriet DART (GBR) (82)
3rd match on Court 4
Jessica PEGULA (USA)  (73) vs Caroline GARCIA (FRA) (74)
4th match on Court 4
Pierre-Hugues HERBERT (FRA) (51) vs Pablo ANDUJAR (ESP) (52)
3rd match on Court 5
Dusan LAJOVIC (SRB) (43) vs Gilles SIMON (FRA) (44)
3rd match on Court 7
Ann LI (USA) (69) vs Nadia PODOROSKA (ARG) (70)
4th match on Court 7
Ons JABEUR (TUN)  (105) vs Rebecca PETERSON (SWE) (106)
3rd match on Court 9
Donna VEKIC (CRO) (67) vs Anastasia POTAPOVA (RUS) (68)
3rd match on Court 11
Tereza MARTINCOVA (CZE) (71) vs Alison RISKE (USA)  (72)
4th match on Court 11
Zhizhen ZHANG (CHN) (45) vs Antoine HOANG (FRA) (46)
4th match on Court 14
Sebastian KORDA (USA) (47) vs Alex DE MINAUR (AUS)  (48)
4th match on Court 15
Shelby ROGERS (USA) (115) vs Samantha STOSUR (AUS) (116)
4th match on Court 17
Lin ZHU (CHN) (83) vs Mona BARTHEL (GER) (84)
3rd match on Court 10
Liudmila SAMSONOVA (RUS) (75) vs Kaia KANEPI (EST) (76)