Federer, Williams Celebrate Wimbledon Wins At Champions Dinner

by MELLISSA SEECHARAN · July 6, 2009

    Roger Federer, Serena Williams [The unstoppable Wimbledon champions, Roger Federer and Serena Williams, show off their trophies at the Wimbledon Winners party. All photos by Getty]

    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.

    Roger Federer Roger Federer

    Virginia WadeAlan Mills Former pro Virginia Wade and former Wimbledon Referee Alan Mills CBE

    Serena Williams, Mirka Federer, Roger Federer Table of champions: Serena Williams, Mirka Federer, Roger Federer

    Roger Federer, Mirka FedererAnnabel Croft Parents-to-be Roger and Mirka Federer, and former player Annabel Croft.

    Roger Federer, Sir Cliff Richard Roger Federer and Sir Cliff Richard

    Serena WilliamsRod Laver Serena Williams and former tennis player, Rod Laver, walk the purple carpet.

    Roger Federer, Tim Phillip Roger Federer and Wimbledon chairman Tim Phillip