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Wimbledon 2007
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An umbrella at Wimbledon

Summer shows no sign of arriving in south west London as miserable conditions delay the start of play on Saturday

Tennis fans drink champagne under an umbrella

Frustrated tennis fans have to occupy themselves with other activities while the rain continues to fall from leaden skies

A television camera stands idle

Play is set to get underway as the skies start to brighten over the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

Members of the Centre Court crowd fall asleep

The lengthy delay proves too much for certain sections of the Centre Court crowd as boredom starts to take its toll

Amelie Mauresmo plays a volley

Amelie Mauresmo romps through the opening set against Mara Santangelo as play eventually starts just before 1500 BST

Bruce Forsyth, back row centre, Lenny Henry, centre, Des Lynam, right, Dawn French, second right and Sally Phillips, middle left, sit in the royal box on Centre Court

A veritable smorgasbord of celebrities take their seats in the rather soggy royal box to watch Mauresmo's encounter

Mauresmo celebrates

Mauresmo rattles through the next set with ease as she earns a 6-1 6-2 win over the Italian and a spot in the fourth round

Maria Sharapova returns to Ai Sugiyama

Second seed Maria Sharapova is involved in a thrilling tussle with Japan's Ai Sugiyama on Court One

Sugiyama stretches for a shot

Sugiyama loses the opening set 6-3 but breaks the Russian early in the second set to lead it 2-0

Sharapova celebrates

Sharapova responds to the threat, ups a gear and reels off five games in a row on the way to a 6-3 6-3 victory

Venus Williams serves the ball

Former champion Venus Williams races through the first set on Court Two - winning it 6-2 against Japan's Akiko Morigami

Morigami celebrates

Morigami turns the match around in the second set and breaks Williams twice to take a 4-1 lead when the rain returns

Serbian sixth seed Ana Ivanovic

Serbian sixth seed Ana Ivanovic wins the first set 6-3 in her encounter with France's Aravane Rezai

Russian fifth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova

Fifth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova starts well as she leads Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2 4-3 on Court 13

The covers return to Centre Court

Spectators endure further frustration as the rain returns again, forcing Wimbledon officials to suspend play for the day



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