In pictures: Wimbledon’s show courts return to full capacity

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Wimbledon’s show courts returned to full capacity on Tuesday.

Having operated with just 50 per cent of the seats occupied throughout the first week of the tournament, all of Centre Court’s almost 15,000 berths and the 12,345 available on Court One were up for grabs as part of the Government’s Events Research Programme.

Here, the PA news agency reflects on the welcome sight of packed stands at the All England Club.

Tennis fans queue to enter the grounds on day eight of Wimbledon
Tennis fans queued to enter the grounds (Steven Paston/PA)
Socially-distanced queueing at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
Socially-distanced queueing at the All England Club (Steven Paston/PA)
Spectators at Wimbledon also had to contend with the British summer weather
Spectators at Wimbledon had to contend with the British summer weather (Steven Paston/PA)
The crowd applauds as Hubert Hurkacz celebrates his Men's Singles fourth round victory over Daniil Medvedev on Centre Court
The crowd applauded as Hubert Hurkacz celebrated his fourth-round victory over Daniil Medvedev on Centre Court (Florian Eisele/AELTC Pool)
It was busy in the royal box during the Ladies’ singles match between Aryna Sabalenka and Ons Jabeuron
It was busy in the Royal Box during the match between Aryna Sabalenka and Ons Jabeur (Adam Davy/PA)
A packed house looks on as Ons Jabeur gestures during her Ladies’ singles match against Aryna Sabalenka
A packed house looked on as Jabeur gestured during her match against Sabalenka (Adam Davy/PA)
Olly Murs (left) and Benedict Cumberbatch watch play during the Ladies’ singles match between Aryna Sabalenka and Ons Jabeur
Singer Olly Murs (left) and actor Benedict Cumberbatch watched play (Adam Davy/PA)
Lewis Capaldi (left) and Jack Whitehall watch play during the Ladies’ singles match between Aryna Sabalenka and Ons Jabeur
Singer Lewis Capaldi (left) and comedian Jack Whitehall also attended (Adam Davy/PA)
Dame Mary Berry (right) and Annabel Bosher in the Royal Box on Centre Court
Bake Off’s Mary Berry (right) and Annabel Bosher were in the Royal Box on Centre Court (Adam Davy/PA)
Spectators head for Centre Court on the day it re-opens at full capacity
Spectators headed for Centre Court on the day it re-opened at full capacity (John Walton/PA)
Fans sheltering from rain on day eight at Wimbledon
Fans sheltered from rain (Steven Paston/PA)
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