Coming off of legendary wins, Wimbledon champions Roger Federer and Serena Williams, celebrated their victories at London's Hotel Intercontinental last night. Joined by tennis greats Virgina Wade, Rod Laver, Annabel Croft, and others, both winners basked in the the night's festivities, which lauded their abilities as players and impact on the sport.
On Saturday, Serena Williams defeated her older sister, Venus, 7-6 6-2 to capture her 11th grand slam title, but it was a match that rivaled last year's Federer/Nadal Wimbledon final that the world is talking about. Well, at least tennis lovers. Federer, 27, won his 15th grand slam title in five sets against Andy Roddick, breaking the record previously held by Pete Sampras. Up next, the US Open.
Former pro Virginia Wade and former Wimbledon Referee Alan Mills CBE
Table of champions: Serena Williams, Mirka Federer, Roger Federer
Parents-to-be Roger and Mirka Federer, and former player Annabel Croft.
Roger Federer and Sir Cliff Richard
Serena Williams and former tennis player, Rod Laver, walk the purple carpet.
Roger Federer and Wimbledon chairman Tim Phillip