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What the Royals, Actors Wear to the Tennis Tournament


The world-famous tennis tournament, Wimbledon, takes place between June and July. Past winners include Venus and Serena Williams, Billie Jean King, Maria Sharapova, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. This year’s games are taking place from June 20 through July 10, 2022.

From the Duchess of Cambridge to Kendall Jenner, many members of the Royal Family and other famous faces take the opportunity to show off their summer styles at the famous tennis match.

Megan Markle, Kendall Jenner, Kate Middleton Wimbledon
Meghan Markle, Kendall Jenner, Kate Middleton attend the Wimbledon Tennis Championships.
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Newsweek takes a look back at some of the fashion that has been worn to the tennis tournament over the years.

Top Wimbledon Looks

Meghan Markle

Megan Markle at 2018 Wimbledon
Meghan Markle attends game twelve of the Wimbledon Championships on July 14th, 2018.
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The Duchess of Sussex is no stranger to Wimbledon. Pictured above, Markle is seen at game 12 of the championships in 2018 wearing a blue and white striped shirt with cream-colored pants, a black handbag and sunglasses.

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner at Wimbledon in 2019
Kendall Jenner attends the Men’s Final Day at Wimbledon Championships on July 14, 2019.
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Supermodel Kendall Jenner sported a pair of white sneakers and shorts and a bag to match at the Men’s Final Day at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships on July 14, 2019. She also rocked a light blue long-sleeved polo shirt along with gold jewelry and a pair of black thin sunglasses.

Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch at the 2021 Wimbledon Championships
Actor Benedict Cumberbatch attends the Wimbledon Championships on July 6th, 2021.
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Doctor Strange himself, Benedict Cumberbatch, sat in for a game at the 2021 championships. Pictured in Evian’s VIP suite, Cumberbatch wore all-blue attire with a matching hat and white sneakers along with a pair of stylish sunglasses.

Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton at the 2021 Wimbledon Championships
The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, attend the Wimbledon Championships on July 11th, 2021.
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The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, is a frequent attendee of the Wimbledon Championships. Having seen many games throughout the years, she has been spotted with her husband, Prince William, sister Pippa Middleton, and sister-in-law Meghan Markle. Last year, the member of the Royal Family wore a pink dress with a mask to match.


Beyoncé at the Wimbledon Championships 2016
Beyoncé attends the Wimbledon women’s final championship on July 9th, 2016.
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Beyoncé headed to the 2016 Wimbledon Championships to watch the women’s final match between Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber on July 9, 2021, wearing a white patterned dress.

Sophie Turner

Sophie Turner at the 2016 Wimbledon Championship
On June 27th, 2016, Sophie Turner is spotted at day ten of the Wimbledon Championships.
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Former Game of Thrones star, Sophie Turner, attended day 10 of the 2016 Wimbledon Championships wearing a white top with a pair of navy blue pants along with a Louis Vuitton bag.

Wimbledon is famously known for being the oldest tournament in the world and the most “prestigious.” The first-ever match took place at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London in 1877.

Though many celebrities wear their finest to the match, not everyone uses the opportunity to show off their clothes. On July 7, 1996, during the beginning of the men’s final, a 23-year-old woman named Melissa Johnson wearing only an apron began to run across the court. She was working as a caterer during Wimbledon. The players on the court at the time—Richard Krajicek and MaliVai Washington—were taking a picture at the net before their game began, when they watched the woman lift up her apron.


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