Should new mother Serena Williams be seeded for Wimbledon?

Serena Williams Says That If She Gets Pregnant Again She'll Step Away From Tennis For Good

The American star, who has managed to win Wimbledon six times, hasn't featured in any Grand Slam since 2016, due to giving birth to her first child.

French Open champion Simona Halep is seeded one with Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki, former Wimbledon victor Garbine Muguruza, US Open champion Sloane Stephens and Elina Svitolina making up the top five.

With Wimbledon officials indicating that they expected to seed Williams, the player most impacted by that decision - 32nd-ranked Dominika Cibulkova, who would be bumped from the seeding as a result - spoke out against it Tuesday night. Several current and former players (men and women alike) argued that to force a top player to start at the bottom, without a seed, after having a baby punishes them, in effect, for motherhood.

According to a report on the website Deadspin, a USADA doping control officer came to her house at 8.30am on June 14 but went away without a sample. "I don't know if something like this ever happened before".

"I feed her, and then she snuggles with me, which is the best part of my day".

"I just think it's so important to enjoy the moment".




No unseeded woman has won the Wimbledon singles championship.

Defending champion Garbiñe Muguruza is seeded third, with last year's runner-up Venus Williams seeded ninth. The tournament gets underway Monday. Competitor Caroline Wozniacki and U.S. Tennis Association President Caroline Katrina Adams were also among those who voiced support for Williams.

The grand slam victor recently opened up to Vogue magazine about suffering serious health scares shortly after the birth of her daughter, Alexis Olympia.

Serena Williams has dropped to 183rd in the world after taking a year off to give birth to her daughter Alexis Olympia. "She wants to continue to play".

FILE - In this Tuesday, May 29, 2018 file photo, Serena Williams of the USA clenches her fist after scoring a point against Krystina Pliskova of the Czech Republic during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France. "I don't think there would be a player that would complain, especially the top ones, if she was one of the top eight", he said. Her daughter was delivered by an emergency C-section on September 1.

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