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7 Iconic Celebrity Wimbledon Moments Worth Remembering

From David’s “Catch It Like Beckham” ball skills to Kate Winslet’s very enthusiastic reactions, let’s take a look back.

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Easing the boredom of a rained-off men’s quarter final back in 1996, Sir Cliff Richard performed an impromptu twenty-minute gig for Centre Court, with tennis players Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver providing backing vocals for his cover of “Singin’ in the Rain.” Richard later told The Guardian: “It was all totally unplanned... It was a wonderful accident, and I'm happy to have been a part of it.”

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Between the strawberries and cream, weird scoring systems, and seemingly endless break points, there’s a lot to get your head around at Wimbledon, which perhaps explains Beyoncé’s hilariously delayed reaction to Serena Williams claiming victory in 2016.

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Not content with being one of England’s most celebrated football players, David Beckham showed off his quick reflexes at Wimbledon in 2015. When a wayward ball flew into the Royal Box, Goldenballs caught it effortlessly, much to the crowd’s glee. And even the players took a moment to applaud.

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The Hunger Games co-stars Woody Harrelson and Stanley Tucci are a gift on the big screen, so it’s no surprise that their dramatic reactions to the Centre Court action in 2017 were picked up on. With Harrelson’s mouth agape and Tucci clasping his hands together in joy, the duo fully immersed themselves in the game.

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The sheer range of Kate Winslet’s facial expression repertoire thrilled fans in 2015. As she watched Roger Federer go head to head with Novak Djokovic in the final, the acting legend grimaced, cheered, and gazed despairingly up at the heavens.

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Sir Ian McKellen and Dame Maggie Smith made for a theatrical pairing when they cheered on Andy Murray during the 2017 quarter-finals. The head-to-head with American player Sam Querrey ended in defeat for the UK’s biggest hope, and put an end to his Wimbledon dreams that year. No wonder there’s so much arm-flinging going on here.

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And talking of ubiquitous Wimbledon classics… we end with Anna Wintour’s sunglasses, and their many iconic outings. Seriously, she never, ever takes them off to sit in the Royal Box — not even when the roof’s been pulled over the court. You really have to respect her commitment.