Andy Murray may have captured a nation's heart when he became the first British man to win Wimbledon since 1936, but he wasn't the only one who everyone was watching. His longtime girlfriend, 25-year-old Kim Sears, was turning lots of heads in the stands during the Winners Ball and on postvictory date nights in London.
Wimbledon champion Andy Murray took home the trophy for men's singles tennis this weekend, becoming the first British male to win since 1936 — and while that is quite the feat, there was someone in the stands who drew comparable attention throughout the tournament: Andy's longtime girlfriend, 25-year-old Kim Sears. Even with all the excitement on the courts, we couldn't help but be drawn to Kim's calm demeanor, fantastic outfits, and perfect blowout — begging the question: just who is she?
We've done some digging and rounded up the six most important things you need to know about tennis's hottest new WAG — including her penchant for painting dogs, aversion to video games, and why she's being compared to Kate Middleton. Click through to see them all now!
Andy Murray made the British proud over the weekend! Andy beat out Novak Djokovic for the Wimbledon win on Sunday, becoming the first British male to win since 1936. Andy was cheered on by many celebrities including Bradley Cooper, Gerard Butler, and Victoria Beckham. We have all the latest on what his famous friends had to say and what's up next for the tennis phenom. On Jessica: dress by Tory Burch.
If there was an actual decoration for the First Lady of Wimbledon, the title would have to go to Kim Sears. Longtime girlfriend to Andy Murray, the men's singles champ who claimed the honor for Britain after a 77-year drought, Kim played the part of supportive (and well-dressed) girlfriend to perfection.
Haven't heard of Kim yet? Before clicking through her sophisticated courtside outfits, know this: that chestnut mane has led the British to pit her against Kate Middleton for the best hair superlative. And in our book, any time you're being compared to the duchess, you're winning.
Victoria Beckham brought the stands of Wimbledon to a whole new level when she donned a sexy lace Louis Vuitton dress on Sunday. She took her seat at Centre Court to watch Andy Murray emerge victorious over top-rated Novak Djokovic in the men's finals. Victoria was only one of the many famous faces in the crowd since she was seated among Bradley Cooper, Gerard Butler, and more for the championship tennis tournament — see all the other stars in the Wimbledon stands.
Victoria popped up in her sexy tennis attire in London after joining her husband, David Beckham, in China last month. Along with taking in the sights of Beijing, she made many work appearances for her fashion line, and she recently opened up about balancing her family and her work. In the August issue of Vogue China, Victoria admitted her guilt about being a working mom, telling the publication, "It's a huge juggling act, when you are a working mother and looking after your family. Millions and millions of women around the world are doing this every day, but it's not easy and yes, you feel guilty every time you walk out of the door to go to work."
Andy Murray may have won Wimbledon, but we're still left wondering one thing: how can we score his girlfriend's phenomenal blowout? Kim Sears, Andy's longtime love interest, was spotted in the stands throughout the competition, cheering him on and never without her hair perfectly coiffed. Even London's rainy days didn't faze (or frizz) her style. Already her enviable mane has been compared to the likes of Kate Middleton's gorgeous locks. Although we can't promise Kim Sears's results, here are a few tips to getting your best blowout at home:
- Hang dry.You'll get the best blowout if you don't start with soaking strands. Use your fingers to dry hair to about 80 percent, then it's time to go in with a brush to style.
- Protect and defend. If you've got colored hair (like Kim's slight ombré ends), you'll want to spritz your hair with a heat protectant first. Try running a dab of Aveda Smooth Infusion Smoother ($24) through each section before applying heat.
- Bypass tangles. Sure, the professionals may wield a round brush with ease, but it's harder to maneuver the curves alone, especially with lengthy hair like Kim's. Instead, find a paddle brush with a curved base. That way, you can still get a slightly rounded shape and volume without the tangles and contortions.
The stands of Wimbledon have long attracted famous faces, with many celebrities flocking to London to check out the tennis competition each year. This year is no different since Bradley Cooper and his girlfriend, Suki Waterhouse, popped up in London for the championship match, and the actor was later joined in the stands by Gerard Butler. Victoria Beckham took a seat at center court to watch the action, and Pippa Middleton and her boyfriend, Nico Jackson, hit the stands together for the championship day of tennis. See all the stars that have come out for the historic tournament so far!
After this weekend's singles and doubles finals, the king and queen of the grass court will be crowned at the oldest tennis tournament in the world, Wimbledon.
So maybe you can't munch on courtside strawberries and cream at the All England Club alongside the tennis-spectating elite, but you can catch all of the racket-smashing action with digital downloads, live streams, and the sport's most avid tweeters.
Don't miss a second of Wimbledon 2013, which took a dramatic turn in the first week. Tennis's top players — former Wimbledon champions Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Maria Sharapova, as well as former world-ranked No. 1s Caroline Wozniacki and Jelena Jankovic — were all eliminated in early rounds.
Find out how to get the latest updates, draws, scores, schedules, and live streams online after the break.
Now that Wimbledon is under way, we've been seeing famous females like Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova show off their tennis talents. To honor the women playing in the London games, let's look back at where we've come from with these vintage advertisements featuring women and all kinds of sports. See the sexist, silly, and spirited ads now that sometimes remind us of how far we've come.
Stella McCartney's serving up some serious style! Just in time for Wimbledon, the sporty designer has unveiled her debut tennis collection, Adidas by Stella McCartney Barricade. The campaign for the Spring/Summer 2013 line, which fittingly features British tennis star Laura Robson (who will also wear the designs throughout the tournament), offers a fresh spin on tennis whites. Standout pieces include bright colorblock minidresses and contoured fit-and-flare skirts — all of which promise to give the courts, gym, and even street a fresh shot of fashion! Talk about "love."