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Keira Knightley looks chic in a white dress as she arrives hand-in-hand with rocker husband James Righton to lead the star-studded turnout on day 10 of Wimbledon

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Keira Knightley and her husband James Righton led the star arrivals on day 10 of the Wimbledon Championships on Wednesday afternoon. 

The actress, 39, looked typically chic in a semi-sheer white dress, teamed with pink slip-on shoes and a straw hat. 

She accessorised with stylish sunglasses and carried her belonging in a small cream and gold handbag. 

James, 40, cut a dapper figure in a brown suit, teamed with matching shoes and shades as he arrived hand-in-hand with Keira, before heading to the Royal Box. 

Elsewhere, Hannah Dodd turned heads in an eye-catching yellow ruffle gown, which showcased her incredible figure. 

Keira Knightley and her husband James Righton led the star arrivals on day 10 of the Wimbledon Championships on Wednesday afternoon

The actress, 39, looked typically chic in a semi-sheer white dress, teamed with pink slip-on shoes and a straw hat

She accessorised with stylish sunglasses and carried her belonging in a small cream and gold handbag

The actress, 39, looked typically chic in a semi-sheer white dress, teamed with pink slip-on shoes and a straw hat

James cut a dapper figure in a brown suit, teamed with matching shoes and shades as he arrived hand-in-hand with Keira, before heading to the Royal Box

James cut a dapper figure in a brown suit, teamed with matching shoes and shades as he arrived hand-in-hand with Keira, before heading to the Royal Box

Zara Tindall and husband Mike put on a cosy display as they posed for snaps before watching the tennis. 

Mystery surrounds the fitness of Alex de Minaur as he prepares for the biggest match of his career after injuring himself as he beat his last opponent at Wimbledon.

The Australian No.1 faces a Centre Court showdown with seven-times champ Novak Djokovic, with a debut grand slam semi-final place at stake.

But the 25-year-old is sweating on a hip injury incurred while winning the final point of his fourth-round match against Arthur Fils.

De Minaur is due on court Wednesday afternoon in London (early Thursday morning AEST). 

His match is scheduled after the highly-charged women’s quarter-final between Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina and Moscow-born Elena Rybakina, who represents Kazakhstan (Wednesday 2230 start AEST).

However, on Tuesday he did not practice on either the indoor or outdoor courts at Wimbledon. It is possible he had a hit elsewhere, but there are a limited number of indoor courts in the area and constant rain made outdoor training unfeasible.

His camp were tight-lipped, unwilling to discuss either his fitness or training activity.

De Minaur pulled up as he secured a tense four-set victory over Fils, concluding with an angled stop volley at the net after a forehand set-up shot.

There were no celebrations from him, which may have been as he was simply relieved to win after blowing a two-set advantage at the same stage in 2022, but could also have been because he knew, in that instant, he was injured.

Kiera flashed her dazzling white smile for the cameras

Kiera flashed her dazzling white smile for the cameras 

While the couple are rarely seen publicly together, James is famous in his own right as a musician best known for his work with disbanded group The Klaxons

While the couple are rarely seen publicly together, James is famous in his own right as a musician best known for his work with disbanded group The Klaxons

Hannah Dodd turned heads in an eye-catching yellow ruffle gown, which showcased her incredible figure

Hannah Dodd turned heads in an eye-catching yellow ruffle gown, which showcased her incredible figure

Joe Alwyn looked smart in a blue Ralph Lauren shirt and white chinos

Joe Alwyn looked smart in a blue Ralph Lauren shirt and white chinos 

Richard E Grant and Jemima Khan appeared in high spirits on arrival

Richard E Grant and Jemima Khan appeared in high spirits on arrival 

Zara Tindall and husband Mike put on a cosy display before watching the tennis

Zara Tindall and husband Mike put on a cosy display before watching the tennis

Princess Anne's daughter, dressed in a chic green-and-white floral midi dress, matched with a white blazer looked elegant on quarter finals day, with husband Mike donning a coordinating slate grey jacket

Princess Anne’s daughter, dressed in a chic green-and-white floral midi dress, matched with a white blazer looked elegant on quarter finals day, with husband Mike donning a coordinating slate grey jacket 

Alexa Chung showed off her impeccable style in a brown knitted cardigan and midi skirt

Alexa Chung showed off her impeccable style in a brown knitted cardigan and midi skirt

Alexa Chung showed off her impeccable style in a brown knitted cardigan and midi skirt

F1 star Pierre Gasly arrived with girlfriend Francisca Gomes after a big weekend at Silverstone

F1 star Pierre Gasly arrived with girlfriend Francisca Gomes after a big weekend at Silverstone 

Mimi Labouchere wore a blue pinstripe midi dress, with a cream sweater around her shoulders

Mimi Labouchere wore a blue pinstripe midi dress, with a cream sweater around her shoulders 

Leo Woodall dressed to impress in a brown tweed Ralph Lauren suit

Leo Woodall dressed to impress in a brown tweed Ralph Lauren suit 

Carole Middleton and Michael Middleton were also seen arriving for day ten of the tournament, with the Princess of Wales mother cutting an elegant figure in a white floral dress with brown suede heels

Carole Middleton and Michael Middleton were also seen arriving for day ten of the tournament, with the Princess of Wales mother cutting an elegant figure in a white floral dress with brown suede heels

Peter Phillips was joined by girlfriend Harriet Sperling in South West London

 Peter Phillips was joined by girlfriend Harriet Sperling in South West London

Bethany England stood out in a pale yellow suit

Bethany England stood out in a pale yellow suit

He walked stiffly to his chair, looking more like he’d lost than won the match, then sat deep in thought for a few minutes.

At the time he said, ‘I’ll be alright. I’ll find a way. You can count on me going out there, trying my hardest and playing my heart out.’

A few hours later he added, his hip was ‘a little bit ‘ginger” but ‘it’s probably a little bit of a scare more than anything’.

That the 25-year-old will give it his all can be guaranteed, but for a player whose game is so dependent on speed and movement, taking on Djokovic restricted by injury would be a huge handicap.

As it happens Djokovic is still working back to full fitness himself after a knee operation on a torn meniscus barely a month ago.

It comes after Djokovic grabbed the microphone and aimed a roman candle straight at the Centre Court crowd during his match on Monday evening.

The seven-time champion turned his on-court interview into a rant about what he felt were boos directed at him during his straight-sets win.

It seemed the crowd were simply cheering ‘Ruuuuuuune’ for his opponent but Djokovic, as he often does, saw things differently.

Novak Djokovic took aim at the Centre Court crowd on Monday, accusing them of disrespecting him

Novak Djokovic took aim at the Centre Court crowd on Monday, accusing them of disrespecting him

The tennis star's wife Jelena Djokovic looked slightly uncomfortable as Djokovic took on the crowd

The tennis star’s wife Jelena Djokovic looked slightly uncomfortable as Djokovic took on the crowd

His outburst came after he saw off Holger Rune in straight sets to move into the quarter-finals

His outburst came after he saw off Holger Rune in straight sets to move into the quarter-finals

‘To all the fans that have had respect and stayed here tonight, I thank you from the bottom of my heart and I appreciate it,’ he began. ‘And to all those people that have chosen to disrespect the player – in this case me – have a goooooooood night.’

His rather non-plussed BBC interviewer Rishi Persad said: ‘I am hoping they were just commenting on Rune, and they were not disrespecting you.’

Djokovic – who has a track record of taking on crowds – was having none of that. ‘They were. They were [disrespecting me],’ he insisted. ‘I am not accepting it. No no no. I know they were cheering for Rune but that’s an excuse to also boo.

‘Listen, I have been on the tour for more than 20 years. I know all the tricks. I focus on the respectful people that pay for the ticket, and love tennis and appreciate the players. I played in much more hostile environments, trust me – you guys can’t touch me.’

He seemed to believe some in the crowd were masking boos in the pretence of supporting Rune. To my ears it seemed no different to Lord’s saluting Joe Root after a century.

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