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Temperamental: Everything about Nick Kyrgios is super-sized.

Kyrgios: villain or victim?

Although Nick Kyrgios nodded confirmation when it was put to him that chair umpire Mohamed Lahyani had warned he and opponent Radek Stepanek before Tuesday's Wimbledon opener to mind their language and hold on to their racquets, he chose, perhaps wisely, not to answer the broader question.

One down, six Australian men to go

Sam Groth lost to Kei Nishikori on day one of Wimbledon.

Much has changed for Sam Groth in the 12 months since he equalled his best grand slam result by reaching the third round at Wimbledon, and was the only player to pinch a set from Roger Federer before the final Sunday on which Novak Djokovic, naturally, was able to take two.

Williams must win another major soon. Truthfully.

No pressure: Serena Williams is not feeling the pressure as she chases her 22nd grand slam title.

Pressure? What pressure? Serena Williams insists she is feeling only "good and confident" ahead of her latest record-equalling attempt, despite the wild improbability that last year's sixth Wimbledon championship would turn out to be the most recent of her 21 major titles. You saw it coming? You're fibbing.

Where have all the Aussies gone?

Slim pickings: Samantha Stosur is one of just two Australian women in the singles draw for Wimbledon.

From the 2015 high of Australia's biggest Wimbledon singles representation in 20 years, the skinnier current contingent includes just two sightings of (AUS) in the women's draw. Sam Stosur, the 14th seed, was due to open her 14th campaign at her least successful grand slam on Monday. Which leaves just Daria Gavrilova, on Tuesday. Slim pickings, indeed.

Cibulkova wins Eastbourne title

Trophy winner: Dominika Cibulkova plays a forehand during her final against Karolina Pliskova.

Fearless Dominika Cibulkova earned her first career grass title just hours before the start of Wimbledon, with the high-energy Slovak beating Karolina Pliskova 7-5 6-3 in the final at the WTA Eastbourne tournament.

Kyrgios a contender, and competitor

Nick Kyrgios goes into Wimbledon in a typically confident mood.

So obvious was the answer to one American journalist's enquiry about whom he considers the Wimbledon title favourite that Nick Kyrgios was not about to engage.

Tomic and Kyrgios: friends or rivals?

Bernard Tomic has played down the question of a rivalry with Nick Kyrgios.

Bernard Tomic says does not like to compare himself to Nick Kyrgios, although on current measures he is No.2 in both ranking and profile behind the fellow Wimbledon quarter-finalist.

Groth hopes to cut his losses with an overdue win

Frustration: 2016 has not been kind to Sam Groth.

Sam Groth has endured a wretched past eight months or so, as injuries and a related form slump have deflated his ranking from the cusp of the top 50 to 123rd. He has third round Wimbledon points to defend from last year, but also the belief that if he can beat sixth seed Kei Nishikori, it will be here.

Serena heads to Rio despite Zika fears

Serena Williams attends the annual WTA Pre-Wimbledon Party.

Serena Williams says she is concerned about the Zika outbreak ahead of August's Rio Olympics, but has faith in the support team dealing with worries about the mosquito-carried virus.

Wimbledon's grass quite green enough for Stosur

Samantha Stosur is searching for a personal best at Wimbledon.

The fact that Sam Stosur does not experience the same feelings when she first passes through the iron gates of the All England Club as she does during her annual expedition to Roland Garros is not to say that her least-successful grand slam does not hold some happy memories.