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Russia's Maria Sharapova - Wimbledon 2011

Russia's Maria Sharapova - Wimbledon 2011

Sean Dempsey

Belarus' Victoria Azarenka - Wimbledon 2011

Belarus' Victoria Azarenka - Wimbledon 2011

Sean Dempsey

Ball boys and girls arrive - Wimbledon 2011

Ball boys and girls arrive - Wimbledon 2011

Anthony Deviln

Staff at Blair Drummond Safari Park near Stirling get behind local boy Andy Murray - Wimbledon 2011

Staff at Blair Drummond Safari Park near Stirling get behind local boy Andy Murray - Wimbledon 2011

Andrew Milligan

Charles Delevigne (L) and Princess Beatrice - Wimbledon 2011

Charles Delevigne (L) and Princess Beatrice - Wimbledon 2011

Clive Brunskill

Singer Katherine Jenkins (L) and TV personality Gethin Jones - Wimbledon 2011

Singer Katherine Jenkins (L) and TV personality Gethin Jones - Wimbledon 2011

Clive Brunskill

Denise Lewis - Wimbledon 2011

Denise Lewis - Wimbledon 2011

Clive Brunskill

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 01:  Tennis fans watch Andy Murray practice on Day Eleven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 1, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 01: Tennis fans watch Andy Murray practice on Day Eleven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 1, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Oli Scarff

Rafael Nadal of Spain signs autographs for fans - Wimbledon 2011

Rafael Nadal of Spain signs autographs for fans - Wimbledon 2011

Oli Scarff

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 01:  The roof on Centre Court is tested on Day Eleven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 1, 2011 in London, England. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France faces Novak Djokovic of Serbia on Centre Court before Andy Murray of Great Britain meets Rafael Nadal of Spain in today's men's semifinals.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images) (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 01: The roof on Centre Court is tested on Day Eleven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 1, 2011 in London, England. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France faces Novak Djokovic of Serbia on Centre Court before Andy Murray of Great Britain meets Rafael Nadal of Spain in today's men's semifinals. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images) (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Oli Scarff

Wimbledon 2011

Wimbledon 2011

Oli Scarff

Lines are re-painted on Centre Court - Wimbledon 2011

Lines are re-painted on Centre Court - Wimbledon 2011

Oli Scarff

3D cameras are prepared on Centre Court - Wimbledon 2011

3D cameras are prepared on Centre Court - Wimbledon 2011

Oli Scarff

Rufus the resident Harris Hawk keeps Centre Court pigeon free - Wimbledon 2011

Rufus the resident Harris Hawk keeps Centre Court pigeon free - Wimbledon 2011

Oli Scarff

Tennis fans camp in a field adjacent to the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club - Wimbledon 2011

Tennis fans camp in a field adjacent to the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club - Wimbledon 2011

Oli Scarff

Sabine Lisicki of Germany - Wimbledon 2011

Sabine Lisicki of Germany - Wimbledon 2011

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Kveta Peschke of Czech Republic (L) and Katarina Srebotnik of Slovenia in action - Wimbledon 2011

Kveta Peschke of Czech Republic (L) and Katarina Srebotnik of Slovenia in action - Wimbledon 2011

Julian Finney

Richard Branson - Wimbledon 2011

Richard Branson - Wimbledon 2011

Clive Mason

NBA basketball player Sasha Vujacic - Wimbledon 2011

NBA basketball player Sasha Vujacic - Wimbledon 2011

Clive Mason

Scott Mitchell and Barbara Windsor - Wimbledon 2011

Scott Mitchell and Barbara Windsor - Wimbledon 2011

Julian Finney

Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republics - Wimbledon 2011

Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republics - Wimbledon 2011

Julian Finney

Gloria Hunniford and Sir Cliff Richard - Wimbledon 2011

Gloria Hunniford and Sir Cliff Richard - Wimbledon 2011

Julian Finney

Novak Djokovic of Serbia - Wimbledon 2011

Novak Djokovic of Serbia - Wimbledon 2011

Clive Mason

Groundsmen on Centre Court prepare the grass - Wimbledon 2011

Groundsmen on Centre Court prepare the grass - Wimbledon 2011

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Ball Boys and Girls relax - Wimbledon 2011

Ball Boys and Girls relax - Wimbledon 2011

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A sniffer dog search the grounds  - Wimbledon 2011

A sniffer dog search the grounds - Wimbledon 2011

PA Wire

Wimbledon 2011

Wimbledon 2011

Anthony Devlin

Michael Middleton and Pippa Middleton

Michael Middleton and Pippa Middleton

Michael Regan

Rafael Nadal of Spain takes a break - Wimbledon 2011

Rafael Nadal of Spain takes a break - Wimbledon 2011

Pool

Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic - Wimbledon 2011

Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic - Wimbledon 2011

Clive Brunskill

Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia - Wimbledon 2011

Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia - Wimbledon 2011

Michael Regan

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 28:  Tennis spectators wait under umbrellas and rain gear as rain delays play on Day Eight of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 28, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 28: Tennis spectators wait under umbrellas and rain gear as rain delays play on Day Eight of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 28, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Julian Finney

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 28: A general view of court 1 as rain delays play on Day Eight of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 28, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 28: A general view of court 1 as rain delays play on Day Eight of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 28, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Julian Finney

Actor Rob Brydon (C) and golfer Colin Montgomerie (back R) - Wimbledon 2011

Actor Rob Brydon (C) and golfer Colin Montgomerie (back R) - Wimbledon 2011

Oli Scarff

Golfer Rory McIlroy  - Wimbledon 2011

Golfer Rory McIlroy - Wimbledon 2011

Pool

Andy Murray takes a break -  Wimbledon 2011

Andy Murray takes a break - Wimbledon 2011

Pool

Sabine Lisicki of Germany - Wimbledon 2011

Sabine Lisicki of Germany - Wimbledon 2011

Oli Scarff

Golfer Rory McIlroy  - Wimbledon 2011

Golfer Rory McIlroy - Wimbledon 2011

Michael Regan

Princess Beatrice (L) and Dave Clark - Wimbledon 2011

Princess Beatrice (L) and Dave Clark - Wimbledon 2011

Oli Scarff

Wimbledon 2011

Wimbledon 2011

Oli Scarff

Tennis players Andy Murray (L) and John McEnroe - Wimbledon 2011

Tennis players Andy Murray (L) and John McEnroe - Wimbledon 2011

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Victoria Azarenka of Belarus (R)  kisses Tamira Paszek of Austria - Wimbledon 2011

Victoria Azarenka of Belarus (R) kisses Tamira Paszek of Austria - Wimbledon 2011

Michael Regan

Golfer Rory McIlroy  meets tennis players Andy Murrayand John McEnroe  at  Wimbledon

Golfer Rory McIlroy meets tennis players Andy Murrayand John McEnroe at Wimbledon

Pool

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge  participate in the wave during the fourth round match between Rafael Nadal of Spain and Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge participate in the wave during the fourth round match between Rafael Nadal of Spain and Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina

Clive Brunskill

Great Britain's Andy Murray cools down in his match against France's Richard Gasquet - Wimbledon 2011

Great Britain's Andy Murray cools down in his match against France's Richard Gasquet - Wimbledon 2011

Anthony Devlin

Mirka Federer attends the second round match between Roger Federer of Switzerland and Adrian Mannarino of France - Wimbeldon 2011

Mirka Federer attends the second round match between Roger Federer of Switzerland and Adrian Mannarino of France - Wimbeldon 2011

Clive Mason

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23:  Rain delays play on Day Four of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 23, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: Rain delays play on Day Four of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 23, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Michael Regan

Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland - Wimbledon 2011

Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland - Wimbledon 2011

Michael Regan

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23:  Lleyton Hewitt fans cheerduring the second round match between Lleyton Hewitt of Australia and  Robin Soderling of Sweeden on Day Four of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 23, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: Lleyton Hewitt fans cheerduring the second round match between Lleyton Hewitt of Australia and Robin Soderling of Sweeden on Day Four of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 23, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Clive Mason

Tamira Paszek of Austria  - Wimbledon 2011

Tamira Paszek of Austria - Wimbledon 2011

Oli Scarff

Ana Ivanovic of Serbia  - Wimbledon 2011

Ana Ivanovic of Serbia - Wimbledon 2011

Michael Regan

Tamira Paszek of Austria - Wimbledon 2011

Tamira Paszek of Austria - Wimbledon 2011

Oli Scarff

Sir Bruce Forsyth and his wife Wilnelia arrive in the Royal Box on Centre Court - Wimbledon 2011

Sir Bruce Forsyth and his wife Wilnelia arrive in the Royal Box on Centre Court - Wimbledon 2011

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Heather Watson of Great Britain - Wimbledon 2011

Heather Watson of Great Britain - Wimbledon 2011

Julian Finney

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 22:  Tennis fans wait out rain delay on Day Three of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 22, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 22: Tennis fans wait out rain delay on Day Three of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 22, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Oli Scarff

Actress Kim Cattrall watches the second round match between Venus Williams of the United States and Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan - Wimbledon 2011

Actress Kim Cattrall watches the second round match between Venus Williams of the United States and Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan - Wimbledon 2011

Michael Regan

Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan - Wimbledon 2011

Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan - Wimbledon 2011

Michael Regan

Venus Williams of the United States - Wimbledon 2011

Venus Williams of the United States - Wimbledon 2011

Michael Regan

Rafael Nadal of Spain - Wimbledon 2011

Rafael Nadal of Spain - Wimbledon 2011

Michael Regan

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27:  Tennis fans queue up to enter the grounds on Day Seven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 27, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: Tennis fans queue up to enter the grounds on Day Seven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 27, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Oli Scarff

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27:  Tennis fans lay in the sun while waiting in the queue to enter the grounds on Day Seven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 27, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: Tennis fans lay in the sun while waiting in the queue to enter the grounds on Day Seven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 27, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Oli Scarff

Wimbledon 2011

Wimbledon 2011

Oli Scarff

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27:  Tennis spectators sit in the sun on day Seven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 27, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: Tennis spectators sit in the sun on day Seven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 27, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Oli Scarff

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27:  Tennis spectators watch a match over the fence on day Seven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 27, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: Tennis spectators watch a match over the fence on day Seven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 27, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Oli Scarff

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27:  Tennis spectators sit watch a match on the big screen on day Seven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 27, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: Tennis spectators sit watch a match on the big screen on day Seven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 27, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Oli Scarff

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27:  A tennis spectators lays under a bench to shade on day Seven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 27, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: A tennis spectators lays under a bench to shade on day Seven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 27, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Oli Scarff

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27:  A tennis spectator looks at her centre court ticket on day Seven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 27, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: A tennis spectator looks at her centre court ticket on day Seven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 27, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Oli Scarff

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 24:  Tennis spectators watch play of centre court on a on a big screen during rain delay on Day Five of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 24, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: Tennis spectators watch play of centre court on a on a big screen during rain delay on Day Five of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 24, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Oli Scarff

Actors Rupert Grint (L) and Oliver Phelps attend the third round match between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia -  Wimbledon 2011

Actors Rupert Grint (L) and Oliver Phelps attend the third round match between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia - Wimbledon 2011

Julian Finney

Kim Sears attends the third round match between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia - Wimbledon 2011

Kim Sears attends the third round match between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia - Wimbledon 2011

Julian Finney

An honorary steward in the crowd  - Wimbledon 2011

An honorary steward in the crowd - Wimbledon 2011

Oli Scarff

Wimbledon 2011

Wimbledon 2011

Oli Scarff

Victoria Azarenka of Belarus - Wimbledon 2011

Victoria Azarenka of Belarus - Wimbledon 2011

Julian Finney

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 24:  Tennis spectators watch a match through a fence on Day Five of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 23, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: Tennis spectators watch a match through a fence on Day Five of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 23, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Oli Scarff

Russian high jumper Darya Klishina watches the second round match between Maria Sharapova of Russia and Laura Robson of Great Britain - Wimbledon 2011

Russian high jumper Darya Klishina watches the second round match between Maria Sharapova of Russia and Laura Robson of Great Britain - Wimbledon 2011

Clive Mason

A fan kisses actor Rupert Grint on the cheek  - Wimbledon 2011

A fan kisses actor Rupert Grint on the cheek - Wimbledon 2011

Oli Scarff

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 24:  Grounds staff take a break on Day Five of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 24, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: Grounds staff take a break on Day Five of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 24, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Oli Scarff

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 24:  Kateryna Bondarenko of Ukraine wipes her face with a towel during her third round match against  Nadia Petrova of Russia  on Day Five of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 24, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: Kateryna Bondarenko of Ukraine wipes her face with a towel during her third round match against Nadia Petrova of Russia on Day Five of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 24, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Oli Scarff

Mikhail Youzhny of Russia falls - Wimbledon 2011

Mikhail Youzhny of Russia falls - Wimbledon 2011

Oli Scarff

Sabine Lisicki of Germany - Wimbledon 2011

Sabine Lisicki of Germany - Wimbledon 2011

Clive Mason

Cricketer Steve Davis (L) and Mark Foster - Wimbledon 2011

Cricketer Steve Davis (L) and Mark Foster - Wimbledon 2011

Clive Mason

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25:    Julia Goerges of Germany reacts during her third round match against Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia  on Day Six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 25, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Julia Goerges of Germany reacts during her third round match against Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia on Day Six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 25, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Julian Finney

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25:  Jarmila Gajdosova of Australia in action during her third round match against Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark on Day Six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 25, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Jarmila Gajdosova of Australia in action during her third round match against Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark on Day Six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 25, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Clive Mason

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25:  Mardy Fish of the United States falls to the ground during his third round match against Robin Haase of the Netherlands on Day Six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 25, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Mardy Fish of the United States falls to the ground during his third round match against Robin Haase of the Netherlands on Day Six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 25, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Oli Scarff

Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia - Wimbledon 2011

Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia - Wimbledon 2011

Julian Finney

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25:  NBA basketball player Sasha Vujacic watches the third round match between Maria Sharapova of Russia and Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic on Day Six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 25, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: NBA basketball player Sasha Vujacic watches the third round match between Maria Sharapova of Russia and Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic on Day Six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 25, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Clive Brunskill

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25:  Sir Steve Redgrave looks on from the Royal Box prior to the third round match between Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark and Jarmila Gajdosova of Australia on Day Six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 25, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Sir Steve Redgrave looks on from the Royal Box prior to the third round match between Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark and Jarmila Gajdosova of Australia on Day Six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 25, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Clive Mason

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25:  Dame Kelly Holmes looks on from the Royal Box prior to the third round match between Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark and Jarmila Gajdosova of Australia on Day Six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 25, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Dame Kelly Holmes looks on from the Royal Box prior to the third round match between Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark and Jarmila Gajdosova of Australia on Day Six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 25, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Clive Mason

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25:  Winter olympian Amy Williams looks on from the Royal Box prior to the third round match between Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark and Jarmila Gajdosova of Australia on Day Six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 25, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Winter olympian Amy Williams looks on from the Royal Box prior to the third round match between Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark and Jarmila Gajdosova of Australia on Day Six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 25, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Clive Mason

Martina Navratilova (2L) and Ashley Cooper (R) look on from the Royal Box - Wimbledon 2011

Martina Navratilova (2L) and Ashley Cooper (R) look on from the Royal Box - Wimbledon 2011

Clive Mason

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25:  Sir Geoff Hurst looks on from the Royal Box prior to the third round match between Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark and Jarmila Gajdosova of Australia on Day Six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 25, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Sir Geoff Hurst looks on from the Royal Box prior to the third round match between Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark and Jarmila Gajdosova of Australia on Day Six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 25, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Clive Mason

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25:  Rafael Nadal  of Spain arrives on Day Six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 25, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Rafael Nadal of Spain arrives on Day Six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 25, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Oli Scarff

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25:  A tennis fan naps while waiting in the queue to get into the grounds on Day Six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 25, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: A tennis fan naps while waiting in the queue to get into the grounds on Day Six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 25, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Oli Scarff

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 26:  Andy Murray of Great Britain looks on during a practice session during Middle Sunday of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 26, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 26: Andy Murray of Great Britain looks on during a practice session during Middle Sunday of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 26, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Michael Regan

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25:  Tennis spectators on Day Six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 25, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Tennis spectators on Day Six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 25, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Oli Scarff

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25:  Tennis spectators on Day Six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 25, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Tennis spectators on Day Six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 25, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Oli Scarff

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25:  Tennis spectators on Day Six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 25, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Tennis spectators on Day Six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 25, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Oli Scarff

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25:  Jelena Ristic watches the third round match between Novak Djokovic of Serbia  and Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus on Day Six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 25, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Jelena Ristic watches the third round match between Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus on Day Six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 25, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Clive Brunskill

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25:  Bernard Tomic of Australia signs autographs for fans after winning his third round match against Robin Soderling of Sweden on Day Six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 25, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Bernard Tomic of Australia signs autographs for fans after winning his third round match against Robin Soderling of Sweden on Day Six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 25, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Michael Regan

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25:  A taiwanese fan at the third round match between Yen-Hsun Lu of Taiwan and Michael Llodra of France on Day Six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 25, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: A taiwanese fan at the third round match between Yen-Hsun Lu of Taiwan and Michael Llodra of France on Day Six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 25, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Oli Scarff

Cricket player Sachin Tendulkar

Cricket player Sachin Tendulkar

Oli Scarff

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25:  Robin Soderling of Sweden receives medical attention  during his third round match against Bernard Tomic of Australia on Day Six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 25, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Robin Soderling of Sweden receives medical attention during his third round match against Bernard Tomic of Australia on Day Six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 25, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Michael Regan

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25:  Serena Williams of the United States signs autographs for fans after winning her third round match against Maria Kirilenko of Russia on Day Six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 25, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Serena Williams of the United States signs autographs for fans after winning her third round match against Maria Kirilenko of Russia on Day Six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 25, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Michael Regan

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25:  Former professional tennis players Greg Rusedski (L) and Boris Becker attend Day Six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 25, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Former professional tennis players Greg Rusedski (L) and Boris Becker attend Day Six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 25, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Julian Finney

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25:  Sir Trevor Mcdonald looks on Day Six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 25, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Sir Trevor Mcdonald looks on Day Six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 25, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Oli Scarff

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25:  A British tennis fan attends Day Six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 25, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: A British tennis fan attends Day Six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 25, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Oli Scarff

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27:  Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the fourth round match between  Andy Murray of Great Britain and  Richard Gasquet of France on Day Seven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 27, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the fourth round match between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Richard Gasquet of France on Day Seven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 27, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Clive Mason

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27:  Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the fourth round match between  Andy Murray of Great Britain and  Richard Gasquet of France on Day Seven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 27, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the fourth round match between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Richard Gasquet of France on Day Seven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 27, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Clive Mason

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27:  Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the fourth round match between  Andy Murray of Great Britain and  Richard Gasquet of France on Day Seven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 27, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the fourth round match between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Richard Gasquet of France on Day Seven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 27, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Clive Mason

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27:  Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the fourth round match between  Andy Murray of Great Britain and  Richard Gasquet of France on Day Seven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 27, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the fourth round match between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Richard Gasquet of France on Day Seven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 27, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Clive Mason

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Russia's Maria Sharapova - Wimbledon 2011

Big thrill for US Open winner Rory at Wimbledon.

Golf champ Rory McIlroy rubbed shoulders with royalty and hooked up with a string of past and present tennis legends during a VIP trip to Wimbledon yesterday.

And the 22-year-old US Open winner, who had one of the best seats in the 15,000 capacity Centre Court, described the whole experience as a “big thrill”.

Last night he posted on Twitter a picture of himself and practice partner Harry Diamond with tennis legends Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.

“Ladies QF day, had to go with a touch of pink! LOL. Roger and Rafa make us look like midgets!” the Holywood golfer joked.

Before taking his place alongside Princess Beatrice in the Royal Box, Rory had enjoyed a tour of the practice courts.

He had to claw his way through a scrum of photographers as three-time Wimbledon champion John McEnroe introduced him to British hopeful Andy Murray.

Murray, who has yet to win a Grand Slam, said he has taken inspiration from McIlroy's maiden major triumph, following his capitulation from a leading position during the Masters just a few weeks earlier.


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