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Photos: Sania, Sharapova sizzle at the Wimbledon party

Last updated on: June 21, 2011 14:49 IST

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.

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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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Photographs: Getty Images

Maria Sharapova

Image: Maria Sharapova

Russian bombshell Maria Sharapova sizzles in red.

Caroline Wozniacki

Image: Caroline Wozniacki
World number one Caroline Wozniacki showed that she tops the fashion stakes too in a sizzling black number.

Sania Mirza

Image: Sania Mirza
India's tennis sensation Sania Mirza shone brightly in pink.

Serena Williams

Image: Serena Williams
Defending champion Serena Williams back with a bang in a jade Burberry.

Ana Ivanovic

Image: Ana Ivanovic
Ana Ivanovic may be slipping down the rankings in recent years, but she is right up there with the best in the beauty stakes.

Sorana Cirstea

Image: Sorana Cirstea
Romania's Sorana Cirstea in her glamorous best, a black and white off-shoulder outfit.

Jelena Jankovic

Image: Jelena Jankovic
Serbian Jelena Jankovic will be hoping her on-court performances matches her eye-catching red dress.

Tsvetana Pironkova

Image: Tsvetana Pironkova
Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova made headlines when she made it to the semi-finals of the women's singles at Wimbledon last year.

Sabine Lisiki

Image: Sabine Lisiki
Germany's Sabine Lisiki wore a bright orange dress. She's another hot property to watch out for at Wimbledon.

Alize Cornet

Image: Alize Cornet
Frenchwoman Alize Cornet is all smiles sporting a floral black and white dress.