Serena Williams wants Wimbledon to change seeding rules for returning moms

Serena Williams wants Wimbledon to change seeding rules for returning moms

The decision comes after the USTA faced criticism for how the organization handled the seeding of Serena Williams at the French Open last month.

- For the second time, the American secured the "Serena Slam" as she held all four Grand Slam titles at the same time.

Williams won Wimbledon back in 2016, marking her 22nd Grand Slam singles title.

The former world No 1 ranked 451 will now progress to 183 in the WTA rankings before Wimbledon kick starts in July.

John McEnroe has called on Wimbledon chiefs to show some common sense as Serena Williams prepares for her return to SW19. But Williams has made only a tentative return to action following complications during daughter Alexis Olympia's birth. The club will decide whether Williams, who now ranks 183 in the world, will be seeded in the women's singles draw at Wimbledon.

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Open officials announced that they will no longer penalize athletes whose rankings have taken a hit due to maternity leave.

But had Simona Halep not played with the level of mental strength as she did, Stephens would have probably won her second Major.

Initially, Richard Lewis, the club's chief executive, said it was "unlikely" Williams would be seeded, but that comment drew criticism, including from former Grand Slam victor John McEnroe. Her defeat in Paris, against Halep, was hard but not unexpected despite her having played great tennis in the first set.

"You know, I think it's great. I've never played so fearless in my life, and it was just...a whole new feeling". Because I think ten years from now I think more and more players will want to have families and then coming back.

To his credit, McEnroe weighed in that she deserves special consideration: "I don't think there would be a player that would complain, especially the top ones, if she was one of the top eight". I think it's encouraging. The pregnancy, the time away from the sport, and the recent injury are just enough to scare bettors into longish odds for Williams, and those concerns might be unfounded.

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