Kate relishes a thrilling ladies’ singles final alongside tennis legends and stars

Elegant in a lemon yellow Roksanda dress, she gasped, clapped and shielded her eyes as she watched 23-year-old Russian-born Elena Rybakina beat 27-year-old Tunisian Ons Jabeur.

Kate, 40, joined stars including Top Gun actor Tom Cruise and singer Ellie Goulding in the Royal Box on Center Court.

The Duchess, a Wimbledon regular, sat down with former tennis ace Martina Hingis.

Former women’s champions Billie Jean King and Angela Mortimer, Killing Eve star Jodie Comer and Downton Abbey’s Dame Maggie Smith also enjoyed the box’s sunny drama.

Rybakina – seeded 17 – became the first player representing Kazakhstan to win a major title.

Her appearance was not without controversy as she was born in Russia, banned from competition. She started playing under the flag of Kazakhstan in 2018. Kate, patron of the All England Lawn Tennis Club, presented the finalists with their trophies.

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