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June 22, 2009
Roger looks bright in white at Wimbledon


Unlike the other Grand Slam tournaments, the esteemed Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London always create some ripple of a fashion buzz. Mostly because the players - by rule - have to come up with couture apparel that's white.

Last year, it was the Williams sisters and their take on white raincoats. Serena Williams also played today and took the court in a white skirt and a long-sleeve, double-breasted jacket.

But all fashion eyes were on favored men's player Roger Federer of Switzerland who wowed the crowd with his opening-match ensemble, which included a tuxedo jacket with epaulettes, pockets on the sleeve and a gold zipper. (Gold is not taboo!) A white fitted vest and shirt were underneath, accompanied by long white trousers (white shorts underneath) and specially made Nikes with a gold "swoosh." His initials were also spotted on the jacket.

According to the Associated Press, Roger said of his clothing: "It's a little bit more modern look."

Federer, who is known to hang with fashion gal pal and Vogue editor Anna Wintour, probably didn't get any complaints from fans in the stand. Who did we spot? Actors Jude Law and Jonny Lee Miller were cheering the first-round match, which Federer won 7-5, 6-3, 6-2.

Check out The Bee's sport section on Tuesday for all the tennis results.

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