Why grass can be a slippery slope

With players struggling to find their footing, anything can happen in Week 1

Updated: June 24, 2014, 1:56 PM ET
By Kamakshi Tandon | Special to ESPN.com

LONDON --  There will be a little extra trepidation for players as they step onto the courts on the third day of Wimbledon this week. A year ago, this was Wild Wednesday, a day when Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka followed Rafael Nadal out of the tournament, and seven players had to retire or withdraw from their matches.

A repeat is unlikely, but the first few days do seem to offer greater potential for upsets and injuries. The tournament has just begun, the courts ...

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