U.S. Open will factor maternity leave into seedings

U.S. Open will factor maternity leave into seedings

U.S. Open will factor maternity leave into seedings

Grand Slam events generally award seedings based on rankings, which are not protected for injuries or pregnancy in the WTA.

Williams, ranked 183rd, is a seven-time Wimbledon champion who will learn Wednesday whether or not she will be seeded for next month's Grand Slam grass showdown in England.

'She's (Serena Williams) the greatest player to ever play the sport, ' Denmark's Wozniacki said after her straight sets victory over Italian Camila Giorgi at the Eastbourne championships on Monday.

As reported by the UK's Guardian: "As for the argument that seeding Williams might be unfair to the player edged out of the top 32 - which the British No. 1, Jo Konta, thinks ought to be considered - McEnroe says: 'What's her name?"

The Wimbledon Championships start July 2nd, and one of the most interesting stories is Serena Williams' return from pregnancy. Before the French Open, this season she won her first Premier Mandatory, in Miami.

"There was definitely pressure towards the end", said Williams, who also completed the Serena Slam in 2003.


"I don't think there would be one player that would complain, especially the top ones, if she was one of the top eight [seeds]", McEnroe explained. She then did not play any of the clay warm-ups until Roland Garros where she won her first three rounds before pulling out with a pectoral muscle injury before her fourth-round clash with Maria Sharapova. Nor should they, in my opinion'. "I get it. I would not want to be the number 32 player in the world who has worked hard in the previous year to obtain this ranking", said Adams, herself a former player. "Maybe she's 25 and she wants to have a baby, but she doesn't want her career to be over".

Serena Williams is one of the most dominant players in the history of tennis. "So I think it's important to have those rules" reviewed.

Caroline Wozniacki with the trophy after winning the Australian Open final against Simona Halep.

Her coach Patrick Mouratoglou expects her to compete at Wimbledon though and even make a deep run in the tournament. I think it's encouraging. After receiving a first-round bye in Rome, Muguruza lost in the second round to Daria Gavrilova.

Kim Clijsters won the majority of her slam titles after her pregnancy.

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