Wimbledon 2023: The Key Moments You Might Have Missed So Far

Highlights so far from the tournament

One of the world’s most prestigious tennis tournaments, Wimbledon is back and in full swing. Taking place from 3 – 16 July 2023, the event sees top-class tennis players competing – with favourites this year including Novak Djokovic, Cameron Norrie, Elena Rybakina and Iga Swiatek. Aside from the tennis, there’s always plenty to see in the audience: every year numerous royals and A-listers attend, showing off a whole host of stylish courtside looks. Here we round up the best moments of Wimbledon 2023 so far, from the first royal appearance to an initial win for Andy Murray.

Wimbledon 2023: The Key Moments You Might Have Missed So Far


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Football Royalty Spotted

5 July 2023: The big celeb spotting on day three of the tournament was David Beckham, who was seen in the Royal Box with his mother Sandra. Beckham has been a regular at Wimbledon for many years, and yesterday he was seen watching Britain’s Jodie Burrage take on Russian player Daria Kasatkina. He wore a beige suit jacket and cream chinos.

Just Stop Oil Protestors Interrupt Play

5 July 2023: Wimbledon has seen disruption today from Just Stop Oil protestors. This afternoon, two protestors ran onto the court during a match between Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov and Japan’s Sho Shimabukuro, throwing orange confetti. ‘Following an incident on Court 18, two individuals have been arrested on suspicion of aggravated trespass and criminal damage and these individuals have now been removed from the grounds,’ the All England Club (AELTC) said in a statement. 

Later, there was further disruption when a protestor ran onto the court halfway through British player Katie Boulter’s match.

Kate Middleton Made Her First Appearance

4 July 2023: The Princess of Wales is an avid tennis fan, and is currently a patron of The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, so Wimbledon is an unmissable event in her calendar. She made her first appearance at the tournament on day two to watch the Court 18 match between British No. 1 Katie Boulter against Australia’s Daria Saville, which was later suspended due to rain. 


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Outfit-wise, Kate channelled tenniscore with a pleated white skirt, which she paired with a mint green Balmain blazer. She was joined in the royal box by close friend and tennis royalty Roger Federer, and the pair were seen chatting away. It’s expected that the Princess will be attending Wimbledon a number of times during the championships, potentially with some family members – in 2022, she delighted fans by bringing Prince George along, and she has previously visited alongside her sister Pippa Middleton.

Andy Murray Secured A First-Round Victory

4 July 2023: Two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray maintained his record of never losing in the Wimbledon first round on 4 July, winning in a match against Ryan Peniston. He spoke about the pre-Wimbledon nerves, saying: ‘I always get nervous at the beginning of Wimbledon. I like to feel that way. If I was going on the court and felt flat, didn’t have any emotion when I’m walking out there, that’s something that would probably be a bit wrong.’ 

Murray also commented on the star-studded audience. ‘It was amazing to have some royalty here, but also some tennis royalty as well,’ he said, as Federer smiled and laughed. ‘It’s amazing to have Roger here supporting the event. Last time I was on this court and he was watching was during the [2012] Olympics and he sat in Stan Wawrinka’s box supporting against me!’ Andy Murray is currently ranked 40th in the world.

Cameron Norrie on the tennis court

Cameron Norrie Won Against Tomas Machac

4 July 2023: British number one Cameron Norrie secured his place in the second round of Wimbledon on Tuesday (4 July), beating Czech player Tomas Machac in four sets. Reflecting on his victory, he said: ‘I played, I reckon, a really good match with some normal drops in there but a lot to learn from and take from that match. But [it was a] good day and nice to get the win.’

‘I would say I have been hitting the ball as well as I can coming in. Going out there today there was a lot of good feelings, sensations right from the beginning. I was just trying to enjoy it as much as I can. It’s such a special tournament to play here every year.’

Norrie reached the last four at Wimbledon last year.


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Numerous Celebrity Spottings

4 July 2023: Wimbledon is always a honeypot for celebrity sightings, and this year has got off to a star-studded start. On the opening day, actors such as Idina Menzel and Leslie Mann arrived at Centre Court to watch Novak Djokovic take on Pedro Cachin.

Then, on day two, One Tree Hill star Sophia Bush was in attendance, alongside sports presenter Alex Scott and Doctor Who’s David Tennant. Emma Raducanu, who isn’t taking part in the tournament this year due to an injury, was also spotted with actors Andrew Scott and Sebastian Croft. Stanley Tucci and Elle Fanning were pictured too, plus Bear Grylls, who attended today (5 July) with his wife Shara.