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Dame Kelly Holmes and Mary Berry at Wimbledon for women’s quarter-finals

Billie Jean King, Vanessa Redgrave and Michelle Dockery will also be in the Royal Box to watch Serena Williams compete for a place in the last four.

Olympic gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes and culinary queen Mary Berry are among the stars at Wimbledon on women’s quarter-final day.

They will be joined in the Royal Box on Centre Court by former world number one Billie Jean King, actress Vanessa Redgrave and Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery, as the competition heats up.

Dame Kelly Holmes will also be in the Royal Box (Nigel French/PA)

Serena Williams, who is eyeing up her eighth Wimbledon singles title, will play second on the tournament’s premier court, taking on Italy’s Camila Giorgi for a place in the final four.

The 36-year-old is playing in her fourth tournament since giving birth to daughter Olympia in October.

Three British men will be fighting for a place in the men’s doubles semi-finals.

Jamie Murray and Brazilian partner Bruno Soares will play on Centre Court, while Britain’s Joe Salisbury and Frederik Nielsen, from Denmark, are due to play on Court Two.

On Court One, Britain’s Dominic Inglot and Croatian partner Franko Skugor will also be hoping to triumph in their quarter-final.

The football-mad pair have joked that World Cup tensions may erupt on court, as they prepare for their home nations to battle it out on Wednesday.

After a run of hot weather, Wimbledon spectators will enjoy cooler conditions with highs of 24C (75F) forecast.

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