Duchess of Cambridge Announces Unfortunate News, Might Not Attend Wimbledon Championships 2021 Finals

Published 07/05/2021, 10:28 AM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 2, 2021 Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge in the royal box on centre court before the third round match between Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur and Spain’s Garbine Muguruza REUTERS/Peter Nicholls


As we have entered the second week of the Wimbledon Championships 2021, things are about to get heated up. However, there has been an unfortunate incident off the tennis courts that has led to disappointment. The Duchess of Cambridge has been in isolation after coming in contact with a COVID-19 positive individual. 

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Recently, the Duchess of Cambridge paid a visit to the All England Club. She attended the Championships on Friday and was seen interacting with the staff in the Center Court kitchen as well as staff in the museum. She is a fan of tennis and has been spotted regularly attending the Wimbledon Championships every year. 

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 2, 2021 Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives in the royal box on centre court before the third round match between Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur and Spain’s Garbine Muguruza REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Duchess of Cambridge attends Wimbledon Championships regularly

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On Friday, she was also spotted attending Jamie Murray’s doubles match on Court No. 14, sitting with former British No. 1 player Tim Henman. After that, she was sitting in the Royal Box along with the Duke of Kent. With this latest development, the Duchess of Cambridge may miss attending the men’s and women’s final. 

Speaking about tennis, the second week has begun and the competitiveness increases. The matches get tougher as the top seeds start facing each other. However, there have been a few upsets in the first week. French Open finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas suffered a first-round loss.

Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is shown around the Wimbledon Museum by the Head of Heritage at the All England Lawn Tennis Club Adam Chadwick where they view a portrait of Andy Murray by Maggi Hambling during her official visit on day five of Wimbledon at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London, Britain July 2, 2021. John Walton/Pool via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – No commercial use without prior written consent of the AELTC. Still image use only – no moving images to emulate broadcast. No superimposing or removal of sponsor/ad logos.

Veterans in the men’s category are still alive 

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Even the great Serena Williams was forced to retire from her opening round match after twisting her ankle in the early stages of her match. However, on the brighter side, World No. 1 Novak Djokovic is looking in fine form. After claiming the Grand Slam titles in Melbourne and Paris, he is looking in top form and is the favorite to lift the title in London. 

Eight-time champion Roger Federer is back to the place he prefers. Although, this is the first time he has come into the event lesser prepared than the previous years. With each match passing by, his game is only getting better. It will be interesting to see how things unfold this week.

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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