tiptrot.com
tiptrot.com July 18, 2018


Serena Williams seeded 25th for Wimbledon

28 June 2018, 12:47 | Susie Olson

Serena Williams seeded 25th for Wimbledon 2018

Tim Henman makes big revelation about Serena Williams

Serena Williams will be seeded No. 25 at Wimbledon after the All England Club elevated her ranking after she had a baby, but not everybody in the WTA is happy with the decision.

The 36-year-old American is continuing her return to action after giving birth to her first child, Olympia, in September 2017.

At the French Open last month, when her ranking was 451, she was not seeded and came up against 17th seed Barty in the second round, winning in three sets.

While WTA rules allow women who miss time because of a pregnancy to enter events based on their pre-absence ranking, there is no guarantee of a seeding, a policy which has been the subject of much debate in recent months because of Williams' status.

To enjoy the CBBC Newsround website at its best you will need to have JavaScript turned on. Williams, who was ranked Number 1 in the world before her leave, has won in London seven times in the past 16 years. "Having won so many Grand Slams and being number one for so many years, she deserves a seeding".


The BBC's tennis correspondent Russell Fuller says Cibulkova will not be the only one enraged by the decision.

Wimbledon will release the draw on Friday.

Simona Halep is No. 1 in the women's draw, with defending champion Garbine Muguruza at No. 3 behind Caroline Wozniacki. They are followed by Marin Cilic, Alexander Zverev and Juan Martin del Potro.

That's the major reason we play for thirteen days and not on the middle Sunday - the court gets absolutely soaked that day to make sure it doesn't die.' Henman also spoke about what Wimbledon could introduce in the future: 'I feel we need an interim stadium.

Former champion Andy Murray, however, misses out on a seeding as he continues his comeback from hip surgery. Petra Kvitova, the two-time champ who is seeded No. 8, pulled out of her third-round match at Eastbourne on Wednesday with a hamstring problem, putting her status for Wimbledon in doubt. I have the right and I should be seeded and if they put her in front of me then I will just lose my spot that I am supposed to have.



Other News

loading...
loading...

Trending Now

Carlos Vela, Javier Hernandez score in Mexico win
Miguel Layun pressed for a second goal before the break but his shot from a low cross-field drive was tipped away by Jo Hyeon-woo. Son Heung-min scored a consolation goal for South Korea in injury time, sending a powerful shot past goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa .

World Cup stars mostly stifled, with 1 Portuguese exception
ET, France 1, Peru 0 (Final): France is on the move at the 2018 FIFA World Cup , but the soccer world will miss Peru . I am extremely hurt by this defeat, but I probably didn't understand the match the way I should have".

Tesla 'saboteur' sued by automaker says he was whistleblower
Tesla declined to comment on the lawsuit to CNBC and didn't immediately respond to Inverse's request for comment. Tripp: "Don't worry, you have what's coming to you for the lies you have told to the public and investors".

Trump threatens 20 percent U.S. tariff on EU car imports
In a retaliatory move, China responded with a 25% tariff on U.S. imports including Bourbon, which will come into play on 6 July. Commerce Department is investigating whether imports of automobiles and auto parts pose a risk to national security.

Trump quip about North Korea's Kim sparks outcry on social media
President Donald Trump became the first American president to meet with a North Korean head of state. Around 8 a.m. on Friday, Trump tweeted that the morning talk show was on the White House front lawn.

Meek Mill Debuts 'Stay Woke' with Miguel at BET Awards
His Grind Day Remix song earned him the Hiphop Song of the Year at the 2018 award at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards. South African artist Sjava has won the "Viewers' Choice Best International Act" category at the BET Awards .

President Trump, family and foundation sued by NY attorney general
Trump's voluminous legal challenges, starting with the ongoing investigation by the special counsel, Robert S. In a couple of tweets , Trump called the case "ridiculous" and said he would not settle the lawsuit.

U.S. set to announce departure from UN Human Rights Council
The report says that while the US has always been the most unequal among developed nations, it's getting worse under Trump. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, called on Washington to halt its " unconscionable " policy .

'Fixer Upper' stars Chip and Joanna Gaines welcome baby No. 5
Chip said Joanna is "doing great", and their newborn has "10 attractive toes and 10 handsome fingers". Joanna and Chip announced on social media that they were expecting another bundle of joy in January.

British-Irish Council Brexit talks in Guernsey
Asked about wrangling within the UK Government over the customs issue, the Taoiseach said: "Internal British politics isn't my concern".