Wednesday 13 December 2017

Wimbledon: Hilary Swank, Olivia Palermo and Aidan Turner among celebs who turned out to watch Muguruza win first title

Hilary Swank with her boyfriend Philip Schneider Wimbledon Tennis Championships
Hilary Swank with her boyfriend Philip Schneider Wimbledon Tennis Championships
Woody Harrelson and Stanley Tucci attend day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on on July 15, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Olivia Palermo seen arriving for day twelve at The Championships at Wimbledon on July 15, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by HGL/GC Images)
Stella Artois hosts Stanley Tucci at The Championships, Wimbledon as official beer of the tournament at Wimbledon on July 15, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for Stella Artois)
Poldark actress Eleanor Tomlinson (L) and a guest attend day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 15: Venus Williams of The United States plays a forehand during the Ladies Singles final against Garbine Muguruza of Spain on day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on July 15, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Spain's Garbine Muguruza reacts after winning against US player Venus Williams during their women's singles final match on the twelfth day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 15, 2017. Muguruza won 7-5, 6-0. / AFP PHOTO / Adrian DENNIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 15: Garbine Muguruza of Spain celebrates victory with the trophy alongside runner up Venus Williams of The United States after the Ladies Singles final on day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on July 15, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Patricia Murphy

Patricia Murphy

A crowd of celebrity spectators turned up to see Spain's Garbine Muguruza win her first Wimbledon title on Saturday afternoon, triumphing over five-time champion Venus Williams.

Oscar award-winning actress Hilary Swank and Hunger Games star Stanley Tucci were among those who turned up to support Venus (37) in the high tension final, which saw 23-year-old Muguruza come out victorious over her childhood idol.

Hilary Swank and Philip Schneider attend day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on on July 15, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Hilary Swank and Philip Schneider attend day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on on July 15, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

Swank attended the match with her boyfriend Philip Schneider while Emmy-award winner Stanley Tucci had a day out with actor pal Woody Harrelson.

Former Great British Bake Off star Mary Berry also was spotted at the Wimbledon final with her husband Paul, while reality star Olivia Palermo also nabbed a gold dust ticket to the event.

Woody Harrelson and Stanley Tucci attend day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on on July 15, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Woody Harrelson and Stanley Tucci attend day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on on July 15, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

Poldark actress Eleanor Tomlinson and a male friend avoided the celebrity box during the final, instead opting to sip Pimms and indulge in the traditional strawberries away from the A-list crowd.

Tomlinson's Irish costar, Aidan Turner also turned up to see Muguruza's victory over Williams on Saturday. 

Actress Eleanor Tomlinson (L) and a guest attend day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on on July 15, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Actress Eleanor Tomlinson (L) and a guest attend day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on on July 15, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

Speaking to the press after claiming the Wimbledon title, Muguruza said: "I had the hardest match today against Venus.

"She's such an incredible player. I grew up watching her play - sorry," she said.

Actor Aidan Turner attends day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships
Actor Aidan Turner attends day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships

"I feel incredible to be able to play her here. Of course I'm nervous because I always dreamed about winning it, but I was composed."

Speaking of her loss, Venus opened up about her sister Serena, who is currently taking a professional break from tennis as she prepares to welcome her first child.

Spain's Garbine Muguruza (L) hugs US player Venus Williams after Muguruza won the women's singles final on the twelfth day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon
Spain's Garbine Muguruza (L) hugs US player Venus Williams after Muguruza won the women's singles final on the twelfth day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon

"I miss Serena," Williams said .

"I tried my best to do the things you do - but I think there will be other opportunities."

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