Serena Williams seeded for Wimbledon, Murray misses out
Jun 28, 2018, 00:44
For Wimbledon, seedings generally had followed the WTA world rankings, which protects players who have been out due to injury but not those absent due to pregnancy.
The 36-year-old is ranked world No 183 as she continues her comeback from giving birth to her first child last year but Wimbledon officials have discretion to seed a player regardless of ranking and are understood to have come to a decision at a meeting on Tuesday.
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The All England Club usually follows the latest ranking list, but under the tournament rules can make a change if deemed "necessary to produce a balanced draw".
By contrast Britain's two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has not been seeded in the men's singles although he has returned to action in the past fortnight.
Wimbledon made Williams the 25th seed, which comes at the expense of Dominika Cibulkova, who was ranked 32nd and therefore didn't get seeded at all to make room for Williams. I think that's good. Cibulkova, who has reached the tournament's quarterfinals twice, can now be selected to face anyone from the main draw in the first round.
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. He is set to play Edmund in Eastbourne later on Wednesday.
"I think it's now right that WTA offers a protected ranking. Maybe not in time for me, but for the next person", she said.
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