Simona Halep joined the list of tennis royalty at Wimbledon on Saturday, so a little star got hit by the right thing.
Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, seen from the front row of the Royal Box at Center Court that Halep beat seven-hour Wimbledon champion Serena Williams 6-2, 6-2 in the women's single final.
And their presence hardly went unnoticed.
"It was an extra boost when I saw them all there, the royal family," said Halep, who had said before the finals that she hoped Kate would be there. "It was an honor to play in front of her."
Both duchies also participated in last year's finale when Williams lost Angelique Kerber. This time they were with Kate's sister, Pippa Matthewswhile British Prime Minister Theres May Also sat a few seats away.
For Meghan, the outcome of the fight was probably not the one she had hoped for. She's good friends with Williams.
Meghan applauded Williams enthusiastically when she received her runner-up trophy, and the 23-year-old Grand Slam single master said she can rely on the Duchess for support even in bad times.
"Just having her in general as a friend is fantastic. She is also a good friend and a good person." Anyway, whatever, "Williams said." She was also fond of Simona, she saw she played incredibly. It's just the kind of person she is. "
In her interview on the spot immediately after the match, Halep ended when he thanked the kings for coming out. And it was before she was told that she would meet them as a new master.
"It's amazing. I didn't know that," said the Romanian, who managed his first Wimbledon title. "It's even more special now."
TV cameras caught this meeting minutes later, with Halep giving a deep curtsy as she was introduced to Kate.
"You played an incredible game," Kate said. "It was really, really impressive, so congratulations."
– Associate press
Lloyd marks victory with J-Lo
Carli Lloyd of the American women's national football team, her recent world champion celebrated with a dance by J. Lo.
Jennifer Lopez pulled Lloyd from the audience to the stage at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Friday night and works his sensual moves on the football star.
After Lopez, the crowd told Lloyd's presence, his fiancee Alex Rodriguez escorted Lloyd to security guards who went to the stage where she was sitting on a chair shaped like a stiletto shoe.
Lopez congratulated Lloyd for her team's victory and then told the athlete: "Have a little gift for you."
"In fact, Carli, I have two gifts for you," said the pop star. "Girls, will you take care of Carli and give her a small birthday present?"
Lopez left the scene and two of her female backup dancers gyrated at Lloyd, whose 37th birthday is Tuesday.
Lopez returned to the scene and she and her female dancers moved sensually in front of Lloyd, who was cheering on the audience.
"Carli, are you okay?" Lopez asked, then sat on Lloyd's lap when she sang a version of "If You Had My Love," her debut single.
The American women's national football team has been partying since the Dutch defeats have settled to record a record fourth women's world championship earlier this week. On Wednesday, the team won trophies at The ESPYS and was honored with a ticker tape parade in New York City.
Lloyd was not the only special guest at the concert: Lopez 11-year-old daughter, Emme Maribel Muniz, joined her on stage to sing a duet.
– Associate press
Malek, Waltz plays villains in "Bond 25"
Rami Malek will not be the only bad guy James Bond will have to fight in the upcoming James Bond flip.
Two-time Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz is set to reproduce his role as criminal mastermind Ernst Stavro Blofeld in "Bond 25"
According to The Guardian, Waltz was spotted this week at London's Pinewood Studios, where the film was shot.
"Bond 25", which does not yet have an official title, is the 25 007 movie and has Daniel Craig starring James Bond for the fifth (and possibly final) time.
– Tribune News