Slippery situation at Wimbledon

Updated: June 28, 2013, 9:52 AM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | espnW.com

LONDON -- "Grass," Sloane Stephens said with all the wisdom her 20 years could bring to bear, "is grass."

It was the simplest yet, in some ways, one of the smartest things anyone said all day at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club regarding the No. 2 most popular topic of the day behind No. 1: all the best players at Wimbledon losing or dropping out.

In several instances, Nos. 1 and 2 were intertwined. No. 2 seed Victoria Azarenka withdrew from her second-round match ...

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