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Sign outside Southfields station

Day eight arrives as unrelenting sunshine beats down on the early attendees who flock towards the Wimbledon courts of SW19

Martina Navratilova

Wimbledon legend Martina Navratilova prepares for her ladies' invitation doubles match with Czech team-mate Helena Sukova

Venus Williams

An umbrella - more usually associated with rain at SW19 - shields Venus Williams from the sun as she takes on Tamarine Tanasugarn

Elena Dementieva

Fifth seed Elena Dementieva looks set for an easy win over Nadia Petrova but then collapses in the second set

Nadia Petrova

Petrova pulls out all the stops against compatriot Dementieva as they battle on into a tense third set

Venus Williams

"Game, set and match" for defending champion Williams as she efficiently swats aside Thailand's Tanasugarn 6-4 6-3

Wimbledon worker basks in the sun

SW19 is abuzz as workers and spectators soak up the glorious mid-afternoon sunshine in south-west London

Elena Dementieva

Ecstasy for Elena Dementieva as she drops to her knees on the Centre Court grass after beating Petrova 6-1 6-7 (6-8) 6-3

Serena Williams

Joyous Serena Williams joins sister Venus in the semi-finals as she races to victory over Polish teenager Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4 6-0

Jie Zheng

And it is Jie Zheng that Serena Williams will meet, after she beats Nicole Vaidisova to become China's first ever Grand Slam semi-finalist

A Wimbledon spectator

The sun continues to beat down on SW19 as a frazzled spectator seeks shelter under a Wimbledon programme magazine

Liezel Huber and Jamie Murray

Shorn of his voluminous curly mullet, Jamie Murray and mixed doubles partner Liezel Huber beat Julian Knowle and Yung-Jan Chan 6-4 6-3

Rafael Nadal

World number two Rafael Nadal has an early evening knock as he prepares for Wednesday's quarter-final with Andy Murray

Wimbledon onlookers

The action continues on the outside courts as spectators peer through a fence on the periphery of the All England Club at Wimbledon


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