Wimbledon 2012 Bracket: Players Who Must Step Up on Day 2

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Wimbledon 2012 Bracket: Players Who Must Step Up on Day 2
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The most prestigious tennis tournament in the world is underway, and the other half of the draw is set to compete on day two.

The tennis schedule changes so quickly. Just a few short weeks ago, the players were competing on slow red clay in Paris. The pressure is on both fields to adjust their strokes, game plans and mentality to the nuances of the grass-court game.

Day one saw Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova easily cruise into the second round, while five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams looked lethargic and lost in the first round to Elena Vesnina

Two-time Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal kicks off his campaign on day two against Thomaz Bellucci. Bellucci's game is better suited for clay, and Nadal should have no trouble advancing to the second round.

Day two promises to be just as exciting as day one, and here are a handful of players that need to step up and prove they are threats to be a factor at this year's Wimbledon.

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