Photos: Bouchard, Ivanovic all smiles at WTA pre-Wimbledon party
Women's tennis' stars gathered in London for the WTA pre-Wimbledon party at Kensington Roof Gardens in London on Thursday night
Stars from the world of tennis, celebrity and fashion came together to celebrate the 10th annual WTA Pre-Wimbledon Party presented by Dubai Duty Free at The Roof Gardens, Kensington on Thursday night.
As one of the hottest tickets on the London summer social calendar, tennis stars including world No1 Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Ana Ivanovic, Petra Kvitova, Eugenie Bouchard, Simona Halep, Heather Watson and Laura Robson joined famous personalities from the worlds of sport, entertainment and fashion including Sir Richard, Sam and Holly Branson, Natalie Pinkham, Ade Adepitan, Charlie Webster and Perri Shakes-Drayton at the exclusive party held by the Women’s Tennis Association.
Sir Richard Branson, a WTA Global Advisory Council Member, co-hosted the exclusive event on behalf of Virgin and said: “What an amazing night. It is inspiring to be surrounded by so many incredible female athletes just before they hit SW19.
“I have been a great supporter of the WTA for many years and we’ve even successfully battled for equal prize money! So it’s great just to simply celebrate these wonderful women who excel at my favourite sport.”
Stacey Allaster, Chairman and CEO of the WTA commented, “We are delighted to celebrate our 10th WTA Pre-Wimbledon Party presented by Dubai Duty Free in the beautiful surroundings of The Roof Gardens.
“Dubai Duty Free have been a loyal and supportive partner over many years and continue to take this wonderful event to new heights. It is a great opportunity for us to bring our players together to showcase all of the incredible and inspiring work they do both on and off the court.”