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Kristina Mladenovic questions state of Wimbledon courts

“I think to play on first match definitely helped”.He said: “The court I don’t think is in as good a condition as previous years”.It wasn’t a quiet day at the office for Kristina Mladenovic at Wimbledon.Weeks of hot weather and little rain have left many surfaces stripped of grass after just five days of the two-week long tournament.”The colour of the court, the fact that there’s no more grass, the fact that the baseline where we are running, it’s very slippery“, said France’s Kristina Mladenovic, the women’s circuit’s 14th-ranked player. I’m not an expert at all on grass courts.Fognini agreed, saying the court “was really bad”.Her comments came just two hours after American Mattek-Sands had been carried off a different court on a stretcher, screaming in pain with a serious knee injury. The 32-year-old, who is in hospital and undergoing scans, could be out of the game for up to six months should she go under the knife. The head of courts and horticulture (Neil Stubley) and the head groundsman (Grant Cantin) were also in attendance.Unexpected heat and humidity has caused court condition issues at the All England Club.”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 statement read in part.Mladenovic and her second round opponent, American Alison Riske, tried to stop play during their Thursday match because of the poor conditions. “There’s no grass”, said Mladenovic, who was beaten in three sets. So it was not even flat. “More slippery? I don’t know if there’s been more slips this year or there’s just been a couple of high-profile ones”. “I’m not saying it’s risky, but it was the second day of the tournament, and it was already ruined”, said Bacsinszky. “Sorry, Wimbledon, it’s not against you, but there are improvements to do on this thing”.Andy Murray of Britain (FOREGROUND) serves to Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia under the closed roof on Centre Court at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Britain, June 24, 2011.”It’s been extremely hot”. “You ask the referee to tell you what’s the rule if both players don’t want to keep on playing”.”I’m just very happy and blessed that I didn’t injure myself that much”. Caroline Garcia, the No 21 seed, said she felt lucky that she was given an early match against Madison Brengle, of the U.S., and so avoided the worst of the conditions.She added that Agnieszka Radwanska had told her conditions on Court 2 were “horrible” during her match against Christina McHale and that players were complaining about the courts in the locker room. “Today at 11:30 was okay”, Garcia said after making the third round.Wimbledon denied suggestions from Cirstea that the emergency services were slow to respond to Mattek-Sands’ injury.