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In pictures: Wimbledon celebrates 100 years of Centre Court with past champions

Almost 30 former winners of the singles championships returned to SW19 to mark the occasion.

Former Wimbledon champions line up on Centre Court
Former Wimbledon champions line up on Centre Court

Wimbledon marked 100 years of Centre Court with a special celebration on Sunday.

Close to 30 past singles champions, including Rod Laver, Bjorn Borg, Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Venus Williams, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Roger Federer, made appearances while there was a singing cameo from Sir Cliff Richard.

Here, the PA news agency picks out the best pictures from the occasion.

Sue Barker and John McEnroe presented the ceremony
The retiring Sue Barker and three-time men’s champion John McEnroe presented the ceremony (John Walton/PA)
Sir Cliff Richard rolled back the years by singing 'Summer Holiday' (
Sir Cliff Richard rolled back the years by singing ‘Summer Holiday’ (John Walton/PA)
Laura Robson , XXXX and Eden Silva (left to right) had a close-up view of the performance
Pam Shriver, Laura Robson, Asia Muhammad, Eden Silva and Mike Bryan had a close-up view of the performance (John Walton/PA)
Tim Henman made an appearance
Tim Henman made an appearance (John Walton/PA)
Pat Cash (left), Conchita Martinez (centre) and Martina Hingis were among the former champions introduced to the crowd
Pat Cash, left, Conchita Martinez, centre, and Martina Hingis were among the former champions introduced to the crowd (John Walton/PA)
Bjorn Borg, centre, was introduced to the crowd by his great former rival John McEnroe
Bjorn Borg, centre, was introduced to the crowd by his great former rival McEnroe (John Walton/PA)
Andy Murray, left, received a loud ovation while the reception for the controversial Margaret Court, right, was not as effusive as the others
Andy Murray, left, received a loud ovation while the reception for the controversial Margaret Court, right, was not as effusive as the others (John Walton/PA)
Lleyton Hewitt, Rod Laver, Venus Williams, Marion Bartoli, Billie Jean King and Angelique Kerber
Lleyton Hewitt, Rod Laver, Venus Williams, Marion Bartoli, Billie Jean King and Angelique Kerber (John Walton/PA)
Roger Federer appeared to get the loudest ovation as he stepped out on Centre Court again
Roger Federer appeared to get the loudest ovation as he stepped out on Centre Court again (John Walton/PA)
Just the 17 men's singles titles between the trio of Novak Djokovic (left), Roger Federer and John McEnroe
Just the 17 men’s singles titles between the trio of Novak Djokovic (left), Roger Federer and John McEnroe (John Walton/PA)
Sue Barker was also given a huge round of applause by Centre Court
Sue Barker was also given a huge round of applause by Centre Court (John Walton/PA)

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