Probably, it is this year’s tennis event that has undergone so many recorded unpleasant slipping cases. Why is the tennis court at Wimbledon so slippery? This is worth pondering forthwith. Not one but several players were just reportedly met with the misfortune of slipping, thereby getting injured and later retired.
Even one ball kid could not escape the experience of this sort of awful emergency. There were indeed lots of slipping and sliding at the famous venue of Wimbledon.
Starting with prominent tennis players like Bianca Andreescu, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, Andrian Mannarino, John Isner, and at least one ball kid reportedly faced the trouble of taking sudden tumbles on the slippery court.
Hockey players on astroturf are also seen skidding during play. They also get hurt and retire in the face of injury. Stepping on the wet artificial grass remains to be a pressing issue. But the players continue to utilise their energy on milder suffering.
Andreescu uttered, “I didn’t slip just once; I slipped like six times. The courts are super slippery. I have only played here once before, but they weren’t like this at all. I spoke to a couple of other players, and they said it’s not that normal. But this is something we can’t control.”
Seven-time champion Serena Williams retired from her first-round match with a leg injury after she slipped. She, thus, lost her chance. Adrian Mannarino had to call it quits after he fell and twisted his knee.
Serena Williams entered the tournament in search of her 24th major title, which would have tied her with Margaret Court for the most ever. She has been failing at every major championship, Wimbledon, the Australian Open and the French Open.
She went into Wimbledon having not played a warm-up event on grass, but as the No. 6 seed and with her history, she shared the favourite’s status with top seed Ash Barty.