4 / 42

The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Five

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 28: Jurgen Melzer of Austria falls over on court during his Gentlemen's Singles third round match against Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine on day five of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 28, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Wimbledon court conditions challenge tennis players

Second seed Victoria Azarenka called on Wimbledon organizers to examine the state of the courts after joining a growing list of players to withdraw from the grasscourt grand slam because of injury on Wednesday.

The Belarussian took a bad fall in her first-round match on Monday on what she called a slippery Court One and her knee failed to recover in time for Wednesday's match against Flavia Pennetta as she became one of eight players to pull out so far.


Azarenka, Isner lead injury withdrawals at Wimbledon | Photos: Wimbledon action | Photos: Wimbledon food facts