Why grass can be a slippery slope
With players struggling to find their footing, anything can happen in Week 1
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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