Richard Gasquet, the French top seed, is due to finally make his overdue debut at Devonshire Park and will begin his campaign with a Centre Court showdown against Australian Bernard Tomic.
And ex-world #1 Caroline Wozniacki against American ace Sloane Stephens is scheduled to follow on in Centre Court.
The Dane has won all four matches against Stephens on the WTA Tour and said: “The grass season is always the one that I most look forward to because it’s so special to play on the surface.”
Wildcard Heather Watson, the British #1 faces a 2nd Round battle against Italian #6 seed Flavia Pennetta in the third match on Centre Court, in what will be the first ever clash between these players.
Spain’s Feliciano Lopez, the defending Men’s champion and runner-up at Queen’s Club in London last Sunday, then follows against German Qualifier Tobias Kamke.