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Roger Federer: Accepting the challenge.

Roger Federer's hilarious reply to Garbine Muguruza's dance challenge at Wimbledon dinner

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World number five in women's tennis Garbine Muguruza secured her second Grand Slam trophy on the grass court of Wimbledon on Saturday with an impressive win over Venus Williams with the scoreline 7-5, 6-0.

During the post-match interview, the Spaniard was asked who she would prefer to dance with at the Champions' ball on Sunday night, after Muguruza said she would be closely following the men's singles clash on Sunday.

Evening Standard quoted the 23-year-old saying: "Roger!

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"I like Cilic, but I would like to see if Roger has the same elegance dancing [as on the court]."

It was a tradition that the men's and women's champions dance together to celebrate their victories in the tournament, but it has been done with since 1970s, although that might not deter the enthusiasm of Muruguza as well Federer.

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Muguruza tweeted Federer following his win over Marin Cilic saying: "Are you ready to dance? #ChampionsDinner"

The Swiss ace accepted the challenge and was quick to reply: "Bring it on, champ @GarbiMuguruza"

Whether the duo would be dancing together was the speculation throughout the entire evening, but the spokesperson of the All England Club revealed there was no dance floor at the venue.

Muguruza was among the first to arrive as she looked stunning in a white dress with coach Conchita Martinez alongside her, while Federer was accompanied by wife Mirka.

The 2015 Wimbledon loss to Serena Williams was avenged by Muguruza by defeating the older Williams sibling this term, which would provide the perfect impetus for her to maintain the momentum going forward.

Meanwhile, the men's world number three has been in sensational form of late, and has managed to win two of the three Grand Slams this campaign and is aiming to continue the form and fitness in his bid to reclaim the number one spot in ATP rankings.

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Maria Sharapova
Wimbledon
Novak Djokovic
Andy Murray
Tennis
Rafael Nadal
Roger Federer

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