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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth was the patron of the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club from 1952 until 2016.

Tennis Mourns The Passing Of Queen Elizabeth II

Tennis stars pay tribute to Great Britain's longest-reigning monarch

Tennis is mourning the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and other Commonwealth realms, who passed away at the age of 96 on 8 September 2022.

Among those paying tribute, were ATP Chairman Andrea Gaudenzi, who said: "‘It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. She epitomised grace, poise and strength throughout her extraordinary reign, and leaves behind an indelible legacy. Several of our players were fortunate to meet her over the years, special memories that will be cherished forever. On behalf of everyone at the ATP, we send our deepest condolences to the Royal Family and to the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth."

Former World No. 1 Roger Federer shared his condolences on Twitter: “I am deeply saddened by the passing of Her Royal Majesty. Her elegance, grace and loyalty to her duty will live on in history. I would like to send my thoughts and condolences to the entire Royal Family and Great Britain.”

Queen Elizabeth II was the patron of the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club from 1952 until 2016, while she visited The Championships in 1957, 1962, 1977 and 2010.

Spaniard Rafael Nadal, who won his second Wimbledon crown in 2010, wrote on Twitter: “My most respectful, sincere and deepest condolences to the Royal Family of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and to the British people for the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.”

The 11-time major champion Rod Laver received the Wimbledon trophy from Queen Elizabeth II in 1962. The Australian wrote: “My deepest condolences to the Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom at this sad time. Rest in Peace Your Majesty.”

Billie Jean King paid her respects, writing: “I am saddened to learn of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. For 70 years, her leadership, impact, and influence on the United Kingdom and the entire global community has been immense. I met her in 2010 at Wimbledon, and it was a special moment for me.

“She was the longest reigning British monarch in history, the only woman from the Royal Family to serve in the armed forces, and a respected leader around the world. She earned her place in history, and she will be missed.”

Former World No. 1 Chris Evert also shared her condolences on Twitter: "She was devoted to a life of service. She inspired and gave hope to her country. She was honorable and gracious… RIP Queen Elizabeth II…"

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