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 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams.

Williams, unaware of how much control was backed by the center court, faltered during the first round of the championship. She 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 lodged by players about the slippery surface in Center Court and Court 1, Wimbledon organizers finally passed a statement letting players know the condition of the court before the match through Exercise session. So far, only club members set foot on the central pitch 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, many entities have talked about the potential threat posed by courts, such as the former World No. 1 Britain’s Andy Murray. Murray found Courts Very slippery. Ultimate Champion Novak Djokovic said, “I don’t remember getting into this many times on the field.” also, Roger Federer He suffered a lot due to the slippery pitches, as he was already dealing with knee problems.

However, the All England Club defended the circumstances at the time. And the WroteAnd the “The grass pitches were prepared with exactly the same level of precision as in previous years.”

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Or not, Serena Williams, who has been out of action since Wimbledon last year, will return to action. She will be competing for her eighth title there and will also be chasing her 100th Greens win at Wimbledon.

Serena Williams in 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 for the Novak title Djokovic in the 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.