Wimbledon brought about a major rule change after last year’s incident involving Serena Williams, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.

Wimbledon is famous for its traditions. There are certain things that will never change in a grass-built Grand Slam. However, some factors require attention and adjustments. Like the norm about practice in the main square. Last year, the untouched Wimbledon Central Court defeated 24th Grand Slam champion Serena Williams.

Williams, unaware of the amount of control that center court supported, faltered during the first round of the championship. I was knocked out of the event and stayed out of the ring due to the hamstring injury that the match caused. So, considering what happened last year, Wimbledon made some changes.

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Wimbledon decision on central court

With so many complaints made by players about the slippery surface in Center Court and Court 1, Wimbledon organizers have finally passed a statement allowing players to know the condition of the field before the match through Exercise session. So far, only club members have accessed the center court outside the tournament.

Also, by allowing players to practice on turf before the tournament will make the turf less wet and more eroded. Thus reducing the chances of injury caused by slipping.

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Moreover, in the past year, several entities have spoken out about the potential threat posed by the courts, such as former world number one Andy Murray. Murray found the courts to be “very slippery”. Ultimate Champion Novak Djokovic said, “I don’t remember running into this many times on the field.” Also, Roger Federer suffered a lot due to the slippery courts, as he was already dealing with knee problems.

However, the All England Club defended the circumstances at the time. and wrote, “The grass pitches are set up to exactly the same exact standards as in previous years.”

What are the big names for this year’s Wimbledon?

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First, Serena Williams, who has been out of action since Wimbledon last year, will be back in action. She will be competing for her eighth title there and will also be chasing her 100th Greens win at Wimbledon.

Serena Williams during play during her first-round women’s singles match against Alexandra Sasnovich on Center Court. On the second day of Wimbledon at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Court, Wimbledon. Photo date: Tuesday, June 29, 2021 (Photo by Adam Davey/PA Images via Getty Images)

Furthermore, the other player who came out of his retirement rumors to participate in the tournament is Rafael Nadal. He will play on the title that Novak Djokovic won last year. While Djokovic, who missed almost the entire hard court season and failed to defend his French Open title, will be looking forward to his fourth consecutive title in London.

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Apart from these players, some new faces will also be under the public’s attention. Like Carlos Alcaraz, Casper Ruud, Coco Gauff, and world No. 1 Iga Swiatek.

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