Australian Open champ Wozniacki calls for Serena seeding at Wimbledon

Australian Open champ Wozniacki calls for Serena seeding at Wimbledon

Australian Open champ Wozniacki calls for Serena seeding at Wimbledon

The American, now ranked 181st in the world, was unseeded at the French Open.

- Serena's seventh Wimbledon triumph gave her an historic 22nd Grand Slam title, equalling Steffi Graf's Open era record.

Wimbledon runs from 2-15 July. "At the same time, you know, I think she's shown that she's on the right track to come back, and I think she deserves, you know, to be getting a little bit of help, because she's proven that she has been the best player for a very long time".

Williams had stepped into the Lower East Side marketplace to attend the unveiling of a nearby street mural commissioned by Allstate Foundation Purple Purse.

All eyes will be on Serena Williams when Wimbledon gets underway next week as the seven-time champion bids to win her first Grand Slam crown since becoming a mother.

Williams, along with many tennis lovers around the world, is anticipating today's meeting by the All England Tennis Club.

Officials at Wimbledon are debating whether to name tennis ace Serena Williams one of the top seeded players as she returns from maternity leave.

"I just don't think it's right to think that way". "Maybe she's 25 and she wants to have a baby, but she doesn't want her career to be over".

And Wozniacki wants them to make an exception - a decision which would also reduce the risk of her facing Williams in the early rounds. "I get it. I would not want to be the number 32 player in the world who has worked hard in the past year to obtain this ranking", said Adams, herself a former player. She's the greatest player to ever play the sport.

It's well worth noting that McEnroe was fairly measured in his appraisal of where Serena Williams should land with a preferential seeding, saying, "Somewhere between one and 10 - one and 16 at the worst". Three months later, Williams and Ohanian, 35, Wednesday in an intimate New Orleans ceremony.

"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. "But I realized everyone is different, everyone reacts differently". Williams played her first Grand Slam for over a year at the French Open last month, reaching the fourth round before a shoulder injury forced her to quit ahead of her clash with old rival Maria Sharapova.

As a 23-time major victor, many believe Serena deserves to be seeded regardless of her current reduced status. I don't think I would've won if I was not pregnant.

How's Serena Williams' return going so far? "It just took away all fear that I had".

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