Wimbledon 2018: Celebrities and royals sighted (Photos)

Every July, Centre Court at Wimbledon becomes the center of the celebrity universe.

Stars from Hollywood, the royal family and the sports world dress up and shine brightly in the stands.

Let’s see some of the stars spotted courtside at Wimbledon 2018.

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Justin Timberlake and wife Jessica Biel, who are often seen in the stands of the US Open together, showed their love of tennis as they excitedly cheered on Serena Williams from Centre Court.

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Supportive husband, Alexis Ohanian, was filled with passion while rooting for his wife Serena Williams.

Alexis later shared this photo on his Instagram and wrote;

‘Momma got me hyped for the weekend. Even if I will be on my laptop…I’m typing with gusto.’

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Serena Williams strives for perfection at Wimbledon

He was also seen chatting with American actress Olivia Munn and a friend.

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In the VIP section, Gerard Pique,Spanish soccer player and Shakira’s love was also in attendance.

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Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge’s siblings Pippa and James Middleton, were also sighted.

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And of course Legendary tennis player Billie Jean King hit the stands, as she good-naturedly waved to her fans.

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Maria Sharapova Returns to Wimbledon for the first time since doping ban

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Serena Williams strives for perfection at Wimbledon

Serena Williams says she is getting closer to being back to her best ahead of the Wimbledon quarter-finals.

After sweeping aside Russian Evgeniya Rodina on Centre Court, Williams had an ominous warning for her rivals.

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The seven-time champion said: “I feel like I’m getting to where I want to be.

“For me, there’s so much further I want to go to get back where I was, and hopefully go beyond that.

“I’m getting there. I don’t think I’m there yet. I feel like it takes time to get there.

“I’m always striving for perfection. There’s a lot of things that, I don’t know if you can tell, but I really need to work on. Hopefully I can get there.”

Williams faces Italian world number 52 Camila Giorgi for a place in the last four in only her fourth tournament since giving birth to daughter Olympia,according to Mail Online.

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The match happens today.

Serena Williams shares adorable photo of her daughter sitting on the Wimbledon practice court

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Maria Sharapova Returns to Wimbledon for the first time since doping ban

She played against compatriot Vitalia Diatchenko on Court Two on Tuesday afternoon.Sharapova lost to Diatchenko 6-7 7-6 6-4.

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Sharapova had not played a match on grass since losing to Serena Williams in the Wimbledon semi-finals in 2015 following her doping ban and injury last summer.

Sharapova, who won Wimbledon 14 years ago, has missed the last two years at Wimbledon;the 2016 tournament due to 15 month suspension after testing positive for banned drug meldonium and in 2017 because of an injured left thigh.

Serena Williams shares adorable photo of her daughter sitting on the Wimbledon practice court

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According to Daily Mail, ‘She overcame gusting winds and a tumble on Court One’s manicured lawn to outclass tricky opponent Arantxa Rus 7-5 6-3 in the first round on Monday.

But former world number one Mats Wilander believes Sharapova is close to playing her best tennis and could win her second Wimbledon title this year.’

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Serena Williams shares adorable photo of her daughter sitting on the Wimbledon practice court

The proud mother shared a cute photo of her daughter on Instagram of her checking out the practice court at Wimbledon after they landed in UK ahead of the tournament.

She sweet photo was captioned; ‘Hummm that looks yummy, Wimbledon go Mommy’

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According to Daily Mail, she will return to SW19  next week after taking more than a year off to have Alexis, now nine months old.

Motherhood is a blessing! Check out Serena Williams and her daughter (photos)

Williams had only played three tournaments and seven matches since then.

The seven-time Wimbledon champion looked focused and confident on court as she returned to the grass at Wimbledon.

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History girl Serena wins sixth Wimbledon

Serena Williams beat Spain’s Garbine Muguruza to win Wimbledon for the sixth time and complete the ‘Serena Slam’ as the holder of all four major titles.

The 33-year-old American won 6-4 6-4 on Centre Court to claim her 21st Grand Slam title and third of 2015. Williams withstood a late fightback from 20th seed Muguruza, 21, to come through in one hour and 23 minutes.

She will head to the US Open next month aiming to complete the first calendar year Grand Slam of her career. Muguruza was playing in her first Grand Slam final and took a 4-2 lead, before giving the top seed a mighty scare by battling back from a set and 5-1 down with two breaks of serve.

She could not quite complete the comeback, however, with an error-strewn service game setting up Williams to clinch a landmark win when the Spaniard found the tramlines.

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Gerrard denies valiant Wimbledon in FA Cup

Steven Gerrard illustrated his importance to Liverpool with two goals as his side avoided FA Cup third-round embarrassment by winning 2-1 at fourth-tier AFC Wimbledon on Monday.

Playing in his first game since announcing that he will leave Liverpool at the end of the season, Gerrard put the visitors ahead with a 12th-minute header at the 4,850-capacity Kingsmeadow stadium in south-west London.

Wimbledon’s man-mountain centre-forward Adebayo Akinfenwa, a Liverpool fan, stabbed home a 36th-minute equaliser, but Gerrard netted a fine free-kick in the second half to earn Brendan Rodgers’s side a home tie with Bolton Wanderers in round four.

Gerrard’s strike prevented Neil Ardley’s hosts from emulating the original Wimbledon’s famous 1-0 victory over Liverpool in the 1988 FA Cup final, when Lawrie Sanchez scored the only goal and Dave Beasant saved a penalty from John Aldridge.

But despite defeat, the night proved a triumph for the club, which was formed by supporters in 2002 after Wimbledon were moved 56 miles (90 kilometres) north to Milton Keynes and rebranded as Milton Keynes Dons after failing to find a new ground in the local area.

Having started life in the ninth tier of the English league system, AFC Wimbledon have been promoted five times in the last nine years and were appearing in the third round for the first time.

Although Liverpool manager Rodgers named a strong team, showing only four changes to the side that drew 2-2 with Leicester City on New Year’s Day, it was the hosts who threatened first, with Sean Rigg running onto Matt Tubbs’s flick-on and dragging a shot across goal.

But it was Liverpool who took the lead, with captain Gerrard spraying a pass wide to right wing-back Javi Manquillo before steaming into the box to meet the Spaniard’s cross with a stooping header.

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Lazar Markovic then flashed a cross-shot wide of the Wimbledon goal, but having tested Liverpool’s strength, the home side began to make inroads, abetted by some dangerously sloppy defending.

Rigg saw a close-range snapshot brilliantly tipped over by Simon Mignolet and Tubb hooked a shot fractionally wide before Akinfenwa netted the equaliser.

After Mignolet failed to come for a corner, the ball bounced off Mamadou Sakho’s arm, hit the bar and bounced down for the barrel-chested centre-forward to prod home from a yard.

Wimbledon, 72 places below Liverpool in the league pyramid, threatened to create a sensation early in the second period, with Gerrard obliged to clear a header from Adam Barrett off his own line and Rigg blazing over after stealing past Emre Can.

But a foul on Philippe Coutinho by Barry Fuller on the edge of the Wimbledon box gave Gerrard a chance to restore the visitors’ lead and he took it, arcing a trademark free-kick into the top-left corner.

Dannie Bulman almost equalised within seconds of the restart, but he blazed narrowly over with his left foot.

Liverpool finished the game strongly, with Shea saving from Rickie Lambert, Coutinho, Gerrard and Markovic, but only a brave stop by Mignolet prevented substitute Adebayo Azeez from equalising in stoppage time.

Gerrard, meanwhile, was denied a hat-trick at the death when his goal-bound shot was blocked on the line by Callum Kennedy, as a captivating cup tie came to a close.