Serena Williams will be seeded at Wimbledon

Tennis Serena Williams seeded 25th for Wimbledon despite low world ranking

Tennis Serena Williams seeded 25th for Wimbledon despite low world ranking

There's been a big debate about whether Serena should be seeded at the four Grand Slam tournaments - Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open.

Williams, who holds an Open-era record of 23 Grand Slam victories, made her competitive return to the game in March at Indian Wells before an encouraging run to the French Open fourth round was ended by a right pectoral injury.

"I don't think it's the right thing to do", Cibulkova said on the BBC.

One effect of Williams' being seeded at the All England Club: The 32nd-ranked Dominika Cibulkova, a two-time Wimbledon quarterfinalist and the 2014 Australian Open runner-up, will not benefit from a seeding and could play anyone in the field in the first round.

The US Open Grand Slam in NY has said it will update its seeding policy to take into account a player returning from a pregnancy.

Defending champion Roger Federer, who is seeking an eighth singles title at Wimbledon, leads the men's draw, ahead of second-seeded Rafael Nadal, who is ranked No. 1 in the world.

Seeding is usually reserved for the 32 players with the higher ranking from the Women's Tennis Association (WTA). I think that's good.

It has. Wimbledon has precedence for tweaking the seeding of several players, Williams among them. The draw will be selected Friday, and the tournament starts Monday. It's just because she won it many times and she's Serena Williams. "If Serena Williams enters the 2018 U.S. Open, the USTA will recognize her accomplishments, recognize her return to the workplace and will seed her, regardless of what her ranking is".

"She [Serena Williams] is the greatest player to ever play the sport", Wozniacki told reporters during a grass-court tune-up earlier this week.

British No.1 Johanna Konta - who beat Halep in the 2017 quarterfinals before falling to Venus, 6-4, 6-2 - is seeded 22nd. That, in turn, makes seeding-decisions tricky, as any tournament's seeds should reflect players' ability at the time. Williams developed life-threatening blood clots in the process and was confined to bed rest for six weeks afterward.

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