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The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day One

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: Fabio Fognini of Italy slips during his Gentleman's singles first round match against Jurgen Melzer of Austria on day one of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 24, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/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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