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Gwen & Gavin Cheer Roger Federer at Wimbledon

Gwen & Gavin Cheer Roger Federer at Wimbledon

Originally posted 06/25/2008 04:00PM

Roger Federer has some famous cheerleaders in the stands Wednesday at Wimbledon: Gwen Stefani and her husband Gavin Rossdale, took in the Swiss star's match (against Robin Soderling) from a private box alongside Vogue's Anna Wintour.

And the famous friends have been spending time together away from the lawns of the All England Club. On Tuesday, Federer accompanied the Stefani-Rossdale clan – including 2-year-old son Kingston – to the London Zoo, enjoying a day off after winning his Monday match against Dominik Hrbaty.

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Venus Williams Prepares to Defend Her Wimbledon Crown | Venus Williams

Venus Williams Prepares to Defend Her Wimbledon Crown

Originally posted 06/23/2008 10:30AM

Tennis goes green for the next two weeks as Wimbledon starts on the lawn courts of London – and Venus Williams hopes she'll be able to claim her fifth women's title.

In fact, she says, last year's win gives her a slight mental edge.

"The advantage is that you won last year and it will never be taken away from you," Williams told reporters before the tournament began Monday. "It will always be yours, and you can hug the plate at night if it gets cold." (Venus's younger sister Serena has won the title twice. Together, they've also claimed the doubles title twice.)

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