Wimbledon 2019:  Joely Richardson leads stars on day four

Wimbledon 2019: Lilly Becker, 43, and her ex Boris, 51, risk awkward run-in on star-studded fourth day of the tournament… a day after he attended with stunning British model Layla Powell, 31

  • Day four will see tennis icons Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray take to the grass in a bid to add to their already brimming trophy cabinets
  • British player Murray will make his hotly-anticipated return to the tournament when he competes in the men’s doubles alongside Pierre-Hugues Herbert. 
  • The two-time champion missed last year’s singles competition with a hip injury, which the star feared could force him to retire from tennis 
  • Brit hopeful Jay Clarke will face-off against eight-time champion Federer in the second round, with king of clay Rafael Nadal playing Australian ‘bad boy’ of tennis Nick Kyrgios 
  • Johanna Konta carries British hopes as she competes against Czech player Katerina Siniakova in the second round on Centre Court

Lily Becker avoided a nasty run-in with ex-husband Boris on Thursday, as the former couple led the star-studded arrivals for day four of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships.

The model, 43, exuded elegance in a blue spotted jumpsuit as she arrived for another day at the SW19 grounds, with Boris arriving separately in a royal blue suit amid claims the couple are in the ‘final stages’ of their bitter divorce.

Boris’ outing came just a day after he made his first public appearance with new girlfriend British model Layla Powell, 31, four months after the couple were first spotted together. 


Surprise! Lily Becker,43, (left) risked an awkward run-in with ex-husband Boris, 51, on Thursday, as the pair were both spotted arriving for another star-studded day at Wimbledon 

Loved-up: Boris had stepped out with model Layla, 31, for the first time at Wimbledon a day earlier, four months after first being pictured together

Lily was putting on a stylish display in the chic blue printed midi dress as she stepped out in the blazing sunshine.

The German beauty went solo for the outing as she finished her tennis look with oversized brown sunglasses and nude espadrille wedges as she made a stylish arrival for the international tournament. 

Three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker looked dapper as he arrived, clad in a white striped shirt, paired with an electric blue suit and box fresh trainers.

The pundit slipped on a scarlet baseball cap as he strolled through a wave of tennis fans to centre court.



Awkward run-in: Boris’ ex wife Lilly Becker was seen making a glamorous arrival to SW19 on Thursday, sporting a stylish cornflower blue jumpsuit with an exposed back


Wow! The German star made a glamorous entrance for the star-studded tennis event, and teamed her one-piece with cream espadrille wedges

German site Bild reported Boris and British model Layla were in the restaurant until 2am when the couple were first pictured together, but his lawyer told the publication at the time he considers himself to be single. 

Among the pictures Boris liked, was a picture of Layla flashing her underwear, while wearing hotpants as she drapes herself across a chair.  

Boris also took a shine to a picture of Layla wearing leather trousers and high heels while she posed in the toilets of upmarket London member’s club Annabel’s. 

MailOnline contacted a spokesperson for Boris Becker for further comment at the time.


Legend: Boris slipped on a scarlet baseball cap as he strolled through a wave of tennis fans to centre court

Could it be? British model Layla is twenty years Boris’s junior, and Wimbledon marked the couple’s first public appearance together. It was reported the couple were in a restaurant until 2am when they were first pictured together months earlier

Boris’ outing comes amid reports he is in the ‘final stages’ of divorcing Lilly after the couple announced their split last year.

In December, Lilly reflected on the past year after parting ways from her husband of nine years during an interview with Günther Jauch on Germany’s RTL.

The brunette admitted the couple will never rekindle their relationship. She insisted: ‘It’s really over between us. 2018 was the worst time of my 42 years. He so grossly disappointed me. What makes it so bad is that everything is happening in public now. But I married a public man, maybe it’s part of it.’ 

‘Unfortunately, [a reunion wouldn’t] not work anymore. Too much has happened. I do not want to, he does not, and that’s fine. It’s really over between us.

‘The most important thing is that the future of our son Amadeus is well arranged. It’s not about Boris or me. It concerns the joint custody. He can see his son whenever he wants. Amadeus loves his father, and he loves him.’

Boris and Lilly, who were married for nine years, confirmed their breakup via a German lawyer last year, in a statement given to Bild newspaper.

Lawyer Christian-Oliver Moser said: ‘The decision after a 13-year-long relationship and nine years of marriage wasn’t an easy one.’

Chic: Actress Joely Richardson, 54, exuded elegance in a pastel pink polka dot dress with a fishtail hem as she arrived at the tournament

Also among the star-studded arrivals was actress Joely Richardson, 54, who cut a stylish figure in a pastel pink polka dot dress with a fishtail hem as she arrived at the tournament.

The gorgeous dress featured elegant puffed sleeves and a high-neck, cinching in at her slender waist.

The dress, adorned with black polka dots, flowed into a chic skirt, with the star boosting her statuesque frame with white lace slingback heels.

The former Nip/Tuck star wore her blonde tresses sleek and straight while her pretty feature were enhanced with a radiant palette of make-up.   


Beauty: The gorgeous dress featured elegant puffed sleeves and a high-neck, cinching in at her slender waist

Day four will see tennis icons Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray take to the grass in a bid to add to their already brimming trophy cabinets.

British player Murray will make his hotly-anticipated return to the tournament when he competes in the men’s doubles alongside Pierre-Hugues Herbert.

The two-time champion missed last year’s singles competition with a hip injury, which the star feared could force him to retire from tennis.

Here he is: George Osborne looked dapper as he arrived at the tournament 

Murray and Herbert will play France’s Ugo Humbert and Romania’s Marius Copil in the first round of the competition.

Brit hopeful Jay Clarke will face-off against eight-time champion Roger Federer in the second round, with king of clay Rafel Nadal playing Australian ‘bad boy’ of tennis, Nick Kyrgios.

Johanna Konta carries British hopes as she competes against Czech player Katerina Siniakova in the second round on Centre Court.

Seven-time champion Serena Williams – who will partner Murray in the mixed doubles – will play Slovenia’s Kaja Juvan in the women’s singles.

Comeback: Andy Murray begins his campaign when he competes in the men’s doubles alongside Pierre-Hugues Herbert


Iconic: Tennis titans Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will both play their second round matches on Thursday

Defending champion Angelique Kerber will face off against American Lauren Davis.  

Tennis fanatics burst into Wimbledon for the first day of the world’s greatest tennis championship on Monday after 5,000 people spent up to 48 hours in queues outside sleeping in 600 tents. 

Huge crowds were waved into the All England Club in sun-soaked south-west London with almost 500,000 people expected over the coming fortnight with armed police brought in to keep them safe. 

High hopes: Brit tennis player Jay Clarke will compete against Federer in the second round

Legendary: Seven-time champion Serena Williams – who will partner Murray in the mixed doubles – will play Slovenia’s Kaja Juvan in the women’s singles

Brit sensation: Johanna Konta carries British hopes as she competes against Czech player Katerina Siniakova in the second round on Centre Court

Security guards walked the spectators past the famous ivy-covered Centre Court with Djokovic beginning the defence of his men’s singles title there from 1pm.

Thousands slept outside The All England Tennis Club overnight having pitched up over the past two days hoping to get tickets for Wimbledon, which began in 1877 and is considered the most important sporting event of the British summer along with the first Test Match at Lord’s each year.   

And many claim that queuing for tickets is ‘as much a part of the Wimbledon experience as the tennis itself’.  

Let’s do it: Defending champion Angelique Kerber will face off against American Lauren Davis

World number one: Top ranked Ashleigh Barty of Australia will play Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck

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