The star had hosted the BBC's coverage of the tennis championships for 30 years.
The 81-year-old singer made a surprise appearance at the British tennis tournament to mark 100 years of Centre Court
Professor Sarah Gilbert, who led the Oxford University team that developed the AstraZeneca vaccine, was applauded by the audience at Centre Court on Monday.
For one attendee last year, it was the first time he'd had company on Christmas Day for 17 years.
Robert Peters, 56, has been jailed at the Old Bailey for life for strangling his seven-year-old daughter Sophia.
In a season where images of families getting together to open presents, it’s easy to forget that some people don’t have anyone to share the occasion with.
Tennis star Kim Clijsters certainly doesn't need suggestions from the Wimbledon stands. But when one overzealous spectator couldn't help but shout advice, she took the opportunity to have some fun. During a doubles match on Friday, Clijsters asked her partner, Rennae Stubbs, whether she should serve wide or down the middle. That's when a man in the front row yelled, "Body serve!" (That's a real thing, BTW.) So Clijsters beckoned him to the court, inviting him to play a point or two. (You know, since he was so confident.) In accordance with Wimbledon regulations, she also lent him a set of tennis whites. It didn't go as disastrously as one might've expected — the dude actually returned the serve! But, of course, he was ultimately no match for Clijsters, who is obviously at the world's most prestigious tennis tournament for good reason. Moral of the story? When at Wimbledon, shout at your own risk.
Niall Horan has a girlfriend. The One Direction hunk treaded through the mud at Glastonbury festival, suited up for the tennis at Wimbledon and slipped into his football kit with Louis Tomlinson for Soccer Aid recently and at all of these public events he seemed very much single. It’s been revealed that her name is Celine Helene Vandycke and she hails from Belgium.
Things got a bit heated during Wimbledon yesterday when Serena Williams was heard threatening to sue after the umpire refused to close the Centre Court roof as light rain started to fall. Serena was playing against Svetlana Kuznetsova and was concerned about slipping in the wet conditions. "I have no plans, no future of suing Wimbledon.
It’s that time of year when cucumber sandwiches, whispered speculation about a roof, repetitive references to a specific hill and a heck of a lot of grunting fill our screens with Wimbledon finally ushering in the Great British Summer and I love it! Is there anything better to help you get over your European Championship woes then watching a Scottish man crush the competition on behalf of everyone in the United Kingdom? Plus nothing can come close to the feeling of a British person winning Wimbledon. There’s a reason Andrew Murray won Sports Personality of the Year last year after all, and not the England football team! But Murray isn’t the only British person in the tournament. Like Marcus Willis, ranked 772 in the world who triumphed over world number 54 Ricardas Berankis in straight sets to earn himself a marquee match up against Roger Federer in the second round.
It’s the start of Wimbledon today, which can only mean one thing: rain. The first week of the prestigious tennis championships in London could be a complete washout, according to bookmakers. Ladbrokes are offerings odds-on that there will be rain at Wimbledon every day this week, which could lead to record low sales of strawberries and cream.