Serena and Venus Williams were lucky not to have been injured when a huge gust of wind destroyed press boards in eye shot of the tennis ace’s.
Weather forecasters had predicted a washout and they were not wrong. Serena Williams was the first to leave through a side entrance. Seconds later a huge gust of wind tore the advertising hoardings off its base causing chaos and damage to Wimbledon cars.
As security rushed to the scene the damage was clearly visible. Concrete breeze blocks had been ripped from the posts and damaged cars, wood chippings and promotional debris littered the road. The extent of the damage was such that Venus Williams was forced to wait 15 minutes for an exit route to become available.
The monsoon conditions played havoc with the VIP guests on the red-carpet.
Actress and recording artist Preeya Kalidas who was also celebrating her Birthday did well to retain her modesty against the gusty conditions.
Guests including the Worlds highest ranked player, Maria Sharapova also struggled against the wind.
Model, Caprice also had trouble with the wind and rain.
Molly King from girl-group the Saturdays also struggled against the arctic conditions.
Britain’s Got Talent winner Pudsey (Above) and Ashleigh were undeterred from the weather as was China’s leading player Li Nah.
The night however belonged to the Williams sisters Venus and Serena who’ve made London practically their second home.