Stars serve and volley
It was a night to remember as tennis stars rubbed shoulders with celebrities and designers at the pre-Wimbledon party on Friday.
Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Ana Ivanovic and other players joined stars like popstrel Eliza Doolittle and British rapper Tinie Tempah at the annual pre-party at Kensington Roof Gardens, all opting for colourful attire ahead of the All England Club's traditional white dress code.
Hosted by Sir Richard Branson and the Women's Tennis Association, the bash is an opportunity for the players to show off their designer wardrobe and jewellry before the June 20 start of the tournament.
The players wore exclusive gowns that British designers, with the support of the British Fashion Council, had created for them for the occasion.
World No 1 Caroline Wozniacki was attired in a sleek one-shouldered black dress by Stella McCartney, French Open champ Li Na wore a chic gown emblazoned with a Delaroche print by Giles Deacon, Maria Sharapova's dress matched the red carpet in radiant McQueen and Serena Williams was sensational in jade Burberry.
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Russian bombshell Maria Sharapova sizzles in red.
Image: Maria Sharapova
Image: Caroline Wozniacki
Image: Sania Mirza
Image: Serena Williams
Image: Ana Ivanovic
Image: Sorana Cirstea
Image: Jelena Jankovic
Image: Tsvetana Pironkova
Image: Sabine Lisiki