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Maria Sharapova

]LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 26: Maria Sharapova of Russia slips on the grass during her Ladies' Singles second round match against Michelle Larcher de Brito of Portugal on day three of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 26, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)

Slippin' and slidin' at Wimbledon

The courts at Wimbledon have come under scrutiny as a string of players have tumbled out of the tournament through injury. Maria Sharapova, who slipped during her second round defeat, told the chair umpire the conditions were "dangerous", while Victoria Azarenka pulled out of her second round match after hurting her knee when she slipped in the first.

But, Neil Stubley, Wimbledon's new head groundsman said on 27 June 2013 he was "100 percent happy" with the grass courts despite a string of players tumbling out of the tournament through injury. He added "It's part of the job working at a high profile event. We are under the spotlight. We will take it on the chin."


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