Picture special: WTA pre-Wimbledon party in London

The stars of the WTA tour were out to celebrate at a glitzy bash in London ahead of Wimbledon next week

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The stars of women’s tennis were out to celebrate the start of Wimbledon at the glitzy WTA pre-tournament party in London on Thursday night.

Celebrities including Eliza Doolittle, Lord Sugar and Tinie Tempah joined the players at the exclusive bash, sponsored by Range Rover, at The Roof Gardens in Kensington ahead of the 125th Championships at SW19.

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Bethanie Mattek-Sands
American world No31 Bethanie Mattek-Sands makes an entrance in a tennis ball dress made by one of Lady Gaga’s designers.

Caroline Wozniacki
World No1 Caroline Wozniacki, the top seed at this year’s tournament, is still looking to land her first Grand Slam title.

Laura Robson
British duo Laura Robson (left) and Anne Keothavong line up on the purple carpet, as does 15th seed Jelena Jankovic.

Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova, the 2004 champion at SW19, is aiming to win her first Grand Slam since the Australian Open in 2008, while British starlet Heather Watson will be looking to continue her rise up the rankings.

serena williams
Actress Naomie Harris lines up with four-times Wimbledon winner Serena Williams, who returned to action last week following a lengthy lay-off.

lord sugar
Lord Sugar and his wife Ann, and singer Eliza Doolitte and Holly Branson (below) were also in attendance at the function, which was decorated with a Turkish theme to acknowledge Istanbul as the host of this year’s Championship.

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