Gallery: The story from an absorbing first day at Wimbledon 2018

We give you a pictorial of day one at the All England Club.

And the gates and doors of Wimbledon are officially open.

Here come the masses…

Obligatory strawberries and cream picture.

The green, green grass.

And here is your defending champion.

He won, too, new threads and all.

Sloane Stephens had a less productive day, crashing out in straight sets.

For Serena Williams, though, it was like she’d never been away…

The day probably belonged to Stan Wawrinka, though, who thrilled in beating Grigor Dimitrov.

Though it probably wasn’t great if you’re Grigor Dimitrov…

But ultimately the sun set on a brilliant first day at the 2018 edition of Wimbledon.