Wimbledon to decide on William’s seeding

Seven-time champion Serena Williams will learn if she will be seeded for Wimbledon after a meeting on Tuesday.

By SportBrief Reporter

The former world number one made her comeback in March after giving birth last year and is 183rd in the rankings.

Williams, 36, was not seeded at the French Open, where an injury curtailed her Grand Slam return before her fourth-round match.

The American believes players returning from pregnancy should have protected seedings as well as protected rankings.

“The seeding order follows the WTA ranking list, except where in the opinion of the committee a change is necessary to produce a balanced draw,” the All England Club said last month.

The seeding meeting is due to take place on 26 June.

Wimbledon runs from 2-15 July.

Meanwhile, United States Tennis Association president Katrina Adams has told the New York Times players coming back from pregnancy will be taken into consideration when deciding seedings for the US Open.

“It’s the right thing to do for these mothers that are coming back,” said Adams.

“We think it’s a good message for our current female players and future players. It’s OK to go out and be a woman and become a mother and then come back to your job, and I think that’s a bigger message.”

She added seedings for the tournament would be revised “if pregnancy is a factor in the current rankings of a player”.

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