By Emily Goddard

naomie_and_serena_21-06-11June 17 - The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) pre-Wimbledon party saw the best of women's tennis, including Serena Williams, Andrea Petkovic and Samantha Stosur, as well as a host of celebrities come out to celebrate the start of Wimbledon Championships for 2011.

Stars including Eliza Doolittle, Holly Branson, Kimberly Wyatt, Naomie Harris, Holly Valance, Patsy Kensit, Lord Alan Sugar and Tinie Tempah joined the players at the exclusive bash held at The Roof Gardens in Kensington.

The venue was decorated with a Turkish theme to acknowledge Istanbul as the host of this year's Championship.

The event, sponsored by Range Rover, in conjunction with the launch of its latest vehicle Evoque, saw fashion take centre stage with a historical collaboration between the British Fashion Council and the Women's Tennis Association.

To celebrate the rise of fashion within the sport, top designers including Vivienne Westwood and Stella McCartney created dresses for some of the top female players, with Jelena Jankovic in Westwood and Caroline Wozniacki in McCartney.

Rising British stars Heather Watson and Laura Robson were also dressed to impress ahead of their run in the tournament, wearing stunning dresses by Mulberry and Temperley respectively.

Nicholas Kirkwood, who was named British Accessory Designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards 2010, provided shoes for the occasion.

Range Rover added music and colour to the party with an interactive wireframe art installation named Sounds of the City.

Guests were able to create their own sound and light show by engaging with the installation throughout the evening.

The world's top tennis tournament is celebrating its 125th year and is due to start on Monday (June 20).

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