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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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)

Maria Sharapova

Russia's Maria Sharapova slips on the baseline during her second round women's singles match against Portugal's Michelle Larcher De Brito on day three of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on June 26, 2013. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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)

Tennis - 2013 Wimbledon Championships - Day One - The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

Belarus' Victoria Azarenka slips during her match against Portugal's Maria Joao Koehler during day one of the Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.

Tennis - 2013 Wimbledon Championships - Day One - The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

Belarus' Victoria Azarenka slips during her match against Portugal's Maria Joao Koehler during day one of the Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.

Tennis - 2013 Wimbledon Championships - Day One - The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

Serbia's Jelena Jankovic slips in her match against Great Britain's Johanna Konta during day one of the Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.

Tennis - 2013 Wimbledon Championships - Day One - The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

Great Britain's Johanna Konta slips in her match against Serbia's Jelena Jankovic during day one of the Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.

The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Two

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Novak Djokovic of Serbia slips during his Gentlemen's Singles first round match against Florian Mayer of Germany on day two of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 25, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Four

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: Marina Erakovic of New Zealand slips on the grass during the Ladies' Singles second round match against Shuai Peng of China on day four of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 27, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Three

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 26: Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine slips during his Gentlemen's Singles second round match against Roger Federer of Switzerland 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 Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Two

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic slips during his Gentlemen's Singles first round match against Martin Klizan of Slovakia on day two of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 25, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)

The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Two

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Florian Mayer of Germany slips during his Gentlemen's Singles first round match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day two of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 25, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Tennis - 2013 Wimbledon Championships - Day Two - The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

Spain's David Ferrer slips during his match against Argentina's Martin Alund during day Two of the Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.

Tennis - 2013 Wimbledon Championships - Day Two - The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

Spain's David Ferrer slips during his match against Argentina's Martin Alund during day Two of the Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.

Tennis - 2013 Wimbledon Championships - Day Two - The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych slips in his match against Slovakia's Martin Klizan during day Two of the Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.

The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Three

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 26: Sloane Stephens of United States of America slips during her Ladies' Singles second round match against Andrea Petkovic of Germany 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 Julian Finney/Getty Images)

The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Three

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 26: Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine slips on the grass during his Gentlemen's Singles second round match against Roger Federer of Switzerland 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 Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Four

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: Bernard Tomic of Australia slips during his Gentlemen's Singles second round match against James Blake of the United States of America on day four of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 27, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Four

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: Go Soeda of Japan slips on the grass during his Gentlemen's Singles second round match against Richard Gasquet of France on day four of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 27, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Four

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: Go Soeda of Japan slips on the grass during his Gentlemen's Singles second round match against Richard Gasquet of France on day four of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 27, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Four

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: Jeremy Chardy of France slips on the grass during his Gentlemen's Singles second round match against Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany on day four of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 27, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Four

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria slips on the grass during his Gentlemen's Singles second round match against Grega Zemlja of Slovenia on day four of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 27, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Tennis - 2013 Wimbledon Championships - Day Four - The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov slips on the grass against Slovenia's Grega Zemlja during day four of the Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.

The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day Four

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: Novak Djokovic of Serbia slips on the grass during his Gentlemen's Singles second round match against Bobby Reynolds of the United States of America on day four of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 27, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)

Tennis - 2013 Wimbledon Championships - Day Four - The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

Serbia's Novak Djokovic slips over during his match against USA's Bobby Reynolds during day four of the Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.