Hot weather is creating concern about the state of the courts at Wimbledon, with steps being taken to repair the worn grass on Centre Court.
There have been complaints by players, with Kristina Mladenovic and Alison Riske asking to be moved from Court 18 because of the state of the court. Officials, including the Grand Slam supervisor, inspected the court and said it was fit for play. But Mladenovic took a fall on court, and following the match said other players had also criticized the conditions.
Timea Bacsinszky, who played on Court 18 in the first round, said she was "kind of pretty disappointed about the quality of the grass of this year," adding that the court on the second day of play looked like it would in the second week.
"The court preparation has been to exactly the same meticulous standard as in previous years. Grass is a natural surface and it is usual for the baselines to start to be showing signs of wear and tear four days into the Championships," the All England Club said in a statement.