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Wimbledon 2011: Top 20 Famous Tennis Fans You Can Expect to See

Barrett HansenAnalyst IIJune 21, 2011

Wimbledon 2011: Top 20 Famous Tennis Fans You Can Expect to See

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 30:  (L-R)  Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor and Sir Michael Caine on Day Nine of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 30, 2010 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/G
    Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

    For celebrities, like Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor, events such as Wimbledon can be as much a social gathering as a sporting event.

    The two do love watching tennis, but are often invited to sit with other interesting people. As seen above, the two happened to be right next to actor Sir Michael Caine.

    Here are 20 celebrities you can expect to see at Wimbledon, whether they are serious fans or casual ones looking for something fun to do on vacation. 

Sting

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    Sting definitely qualifies as one of Britain's top celebrities and has therefore made some appearances at one of England's favorite events.

    The former lead singer of the police could be back for more action in the coming weeks. 

Sir Ian McKellen

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27:  Sir Ian McKellen watches the Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic men's semi-final match during the ATP World Tour Finals at O2 Arena on November 27, 2010 in London, England.  (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
    Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

    The actor who played Gandalf and Magneto is pictured here at the ATP Tour finals match in London between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic last November.

    Sir Ian McKellen could watch tennis and get a chance to mingle with his knighted friends if he chooses to grace Wimbledon with his presence this year.

Bradley Cooper

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    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 08:  Bradley Cooper arrives at the Buzz Party prior to the men's final at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 8, 2008 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Gary Gersh
    Gary Gershoff/Getty Images

    While The Hangover, Part II was bringing in over a hundred million dollars at the box office, Bradley Cooper was enjoying a well-deserved vacation in Paris, including a stop at the French Open.

    Cooper has been around tennis for a couple of years now, playing in some celebrity exhibition matches. He appeared really engaged while watching the clay-court action at the French this year.

    If he doesn't have too much going on, another trip to Europe could be in order for Cooper.

Anna Wintour

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    KEY BISCAYNE, FL - APRIL 03:  Editor-in-chief of American Vogue Anna Wintour watches the match between Rafael Nadal of Spain and Novak Djokovic of Serbia during the men's singles championship at the Sony Ericsson Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center on Apri
    Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

    The U.S. Vogue editor is a big supporter of Roger Federer. She has traveled to see several of his matches overseas, including his epic victory over Novak Djokovic at the French Open earlier this month.

    Wintour should be very excited to see Federer compete on his best surface as he makes a stand against Rafa Nadel and Djokovic.

January Jones

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 22: Actresses January Jones (R) and Rose Byrne attend the singles match between Rafael Nadal of Spain and Andy Roddick of the United States during the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena on November 22, 2010 in London
    Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

    January Jones and actress Rose Byrnes (pictured above) enjoyed spending time together at the ATP Tour Finals while Byrnes was taking a break filming X-Men: First Class.

    The two saw Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer duke it out in London and Jones apparently loved it so much that she attended the BNP Paribas Open four months later.

    If Jones brings Byrnes to Wimbledon this year, she might want to make sure that Sir Ian McKellen doesn't hold a grudge for actions committed against his younger self.

Dakota Fanning

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 20: Dakota Fanning attends the Evian VIP Suite at Wimbledon on June 20, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Evian)
    Ian Gavan/Getty Images

    Dakota Fanning loved playing tennis when she was younger, but disliked dealing with the constant heat.

    She appears to be handling the high temperatures just fine from the stands though, as she was present for the opening day of Wimbledon earlier this week.

Kirsten Dunst

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    LONDON - JULY 1:  Actress Kirsten Dunst is pictured during the filming of the movie 'Wimbledon' during the Women's Quarter Finals at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships held on July 1, 2003 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, in Wimbledon
    Alex Livesey/Getty Images

    The star of the 2004 comedy Wimbledon ought to at least pretend like she likes tennis. 

    She is an actress after all. It shouldn't be too difficult.

John Mayer

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    NEW YORK - AUGUST 30:  Singer John Mayer claps as James Blake defeats Greg Rusedski of Great Britain during the US Open at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on August 30, 2005 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens boroug
    M. David Leeds/Getty Images

    Here John Mayer is shown cheering for James Blake—his childhood friend—at the 2005 US Open.

    Mayer has been known to enjoy a game of tennis and has frequented a couple of grand slams. He could very well be in the crowd this year and will be glad to have full use of both hands.

Ralph Lauren

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    Ralph Lauren—Wimbledon's official outfitter—designs the apparel for all line judges and ball boys.

    The head man Ralph Lauren himself has come in person to admire his work in the past and could do so again in 2011. 

Sasha Vujacic

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    INDIAN WELLS, CA - MARCH 13:  Sasha Vujacic of the Los Angeles Lakers and Maria Shapova of Russia leave the court after her practice during the BNP Paribas Open on March 13, 2010 in Indian Wells, California.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
    Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

    You can be sure that Sasha Vujacic—fiancé of current World No. 5 Maria Sharapova—will make an appearance at Wimbledon this year.

    There's no Vegas Summer League to prepare for this year, so there's not much else that the New Jersey Nets guard has going on right now.

Shakira

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    KEY BISCAYNE, FL - MARCH 30:  Singer Shakira watches as Rafael Nadal of Spain plays Frederico Gil of Portugal during day eight of the Sony Ericsson Open at the Crandon Park Tennis Center on March 30, 2009 in Key Biscayne, Florida.  (Photo by Al Bello/Gett
    Al Bello/Getty Images

    Shakira recently made a splash in the tennis world with her slightly promiscuous behavior towards Rafael Nadal.

    The World No. 1 guest starred in the music video of the song Gypsy which includes quite a few shots of a shirtless Nadal cuddling with the Columbian Rock Star. 

    Shakira admits she is a big Nadal fan and has attended some of his matches in the past. A trip to London certainly would stir up speculation of a budding romance between the two.

Justin Timberlake

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    WIMBLEDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27:  Singer Justin Timberlake applauds the play on Centre Court on Day Six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 27, 2009 in London, England.  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Get
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    Justin Timberlake has attended both the US Open and Wimbledon in the past two years, and could very well make a trip across the pond again this year.

    JT might be looking to purchase a new hat for his collection, and there's no better spot to get one than at a fancy British event like Wimbledon.

Booklyn Decker

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    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 01:  Model Brooklyn Decker attends day three of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 1, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty
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    It's hard to imagine what Brooklyn Decker sees in Andy Roddick.

    Between his on-court temper tantrums, failure to ever win anything and snarky interviews after losing, Roddick doesn't exactly paint a very appealing picture of himself.

    Regardless, while Federer and Nadal rack up the majors, Roddick can always smile to himself, knowing that they don't have a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model for a wife.

Rory McIlroy

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    BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland poses with the trophy after his eight-stroke victory on the 18th green during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland.  (Photo by David Cannon/Getty
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    Rory McIlroy could get used to his current life.

    The newly crowned US Open Champ has been invited to sit in the Royal Box at Wimbledon this year. He will enjoy the Royal Family's other favorite sport with some of the most prestigious members of British society.

    Maybe his presence will motivate fellow UK product Andy Murray to put it all together and win his first grand slam on his home court. 

Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani

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    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 14:  Singer Gwen Stefani (R) and husband, singer Gavin Rossdale, at the match between Roger Federer of Switzerland and Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina on day fifteen of the 2009 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tenni
    Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

    Gavin Rossdale is himself an avid tennis player and competes on the celebrity circuit.

    He and wife Gwen Stefani are friends of Roger Federer and often sit in his box to support him.

    The two live part-time in London, and will likely be on-hand to watch Federer attempt to regain his former glory on his favorite surface.

Cliff Richard

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    WIMBLEDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27:  Singer Sir Cliff Richard watches the play on Centre Court on Day Six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 27, 2009 in London, England.  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Gett
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    After enjoying a successful career in music, Cliff Richard has spent the last two decades heavily engaged in philanthropy.

    He started the Cliff Richard Tennis foundation in 1991 to bring tennis to primary schools around England. 

    Richard is one of England's more prolific musical celebrities and will certainly enjoy watching a couple matches of his favorite sport at the All England Club.

Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 30:  Christine Taylor and Ben Stiller on Day Nine of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 30, 2010 in London, England.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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    The couple have been sighted at several majors over the years, including Wimbledon last year.

    Ben Stiller is an avid tennis fan, and Christine has taken well to her husband's passion—she now even sometimes goes to tournaments without Stiller.

Kate Middleton

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    LONDON - JUNE 28:  Prince William's girlfriend Kate Middleton attends day six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 28, 2008 in London, England.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
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    Kate Middleton will once again attend one of her country's most storied events, but this time in a much more featured capacity.

    The newly-crowned Duchess of Cambridge could take on an official role this year, potentially sharing trophy-presentation duties with the Duke of Kent. 

    Middleton loves everything about tennis. She is a strong player and regularly beats William on the court. She has seen many matches over the years at the All England Club most often with her mother.  

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