Kimberley Garner takes the plunge in a blue jumpsuit, Raye wows in a pink skirt suit and Georgia Toffolo dazzles in lace as glamorous celebs descend on Wimbledon for day one of the tournament
Kimberley Garner, Raye and Georgia Toffolo lead the celebrity arrivals at Wimbledon as they joined the likes of Boris Becker and Romeo Beckham on day one of the tennis tournament.
It was a star-studded affair on the forecourt at The All Englands Lawn Tennis Club on Monday as the tournament made a return after it was called off last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Although play may have been held off due to bad weather, a slew of glamorous stars ensured no one would rain on their fashion parade as they partied in evian’s VIP suite before heading off to watch a match.
Play was due to start on the outside courts at 11am but more rain prompted organisers to push it back to not before 1.30pm.
But action on Court One began under the roof at 1pm, 30 minutes before Centre Court, with Aryna Sabalenka taking on Monica Niculescu.
The gates had opened half an hour earlier than normal at 10am to allow extra time for spectators to complete the necessary checks.
With Wimbledon part of the Government’s Events Research Programme, fans are required to show proof of either full vaccination, a negative coronavirus test or immunity through a recent infection, while all tickets are electronic.
Capacity for the first week of the tournament is 50 per cent, rising to 100 per cent for the finals weekend.
Spectators are required to wears masks while walking around the grounds but not while seated at the courts.
Monday’s schedule included 10 British players, with Andy Murray third on Centre Court against Nikoloz Basilashvili and 19-year-old Jack Draper taking on defending champion Novak Djokovic.
Also seen at the event was Boris Becker, 53, who acts as one of the Wimbledon pundits, was seen sheltering under his large brolly as he headed onto the grounds.
Rainy days and Mondays: Boris Becker arrived at Wimbledon on Monday under the cover of an umbrella as Day One of the championships kicked off
The German former world No. 1 looked dapper in a navy suit, over a white striped shirt.
He wore black shoes and slung a mac over his arm, his VIP lanyard around his neck.
Boris – who won the first of his six major singles titles at the tender age of 17 – didn’t seem too off-put by the rain, as he headed through the security gate, into the leafy grounds of the world-famous tennis venue.
Boris will be commenting on the two-week competition, boasting three Wimbledon championships himself from his heyday.
Wet wet wet! While tennis fans are eager to see the tournament return following a year off due to the pandemic, the weather proved rather a damp squib, with London mired in drizzle
A wet welcome: Boris, 53, who acts as one of the Wimbledon pundits, was seen sheltering under his large brolly as he headed onto the grounds