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'I'm always in the fast lane,' says Serena

26 June, 2018, 21:50 | Author: Delia Walker
  • Serena Williams Wimbledon

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.

The All England Club, the body behind the event, will hold a meeting on Tuesday ahead of next month's tournament. He argued that Williams being seeded does not only help her but also helps the current top eight seeds who would prefer not to face her early on. How does her return from pregnancy affect her chances at Wimbledon? But now when you see players keep playing till they are 36, 37, or even longer, obviously there needs to be a change to the rule because, you know, I think it should encourage players wanting to play longer and keeping their best and keep pushing the younger generation to be playing even better and wanting to improve. Her defeat in Paris, against Halep, was hard but not unexpected despite her having played great tennis in the first set.

The WTA is considering a rule change that would allow players to be seeded if they take time away from the sport due to maternity leave, but such a change can only take effect next year.

Venus Williams is not a particularly verbose woman, yet what she lacks in loquaciousness, she makes up for in succinct power phrases.




The world No 1 was unseeded at Roland Garros due to her absence to give birth to daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian last September. Three months later, Williams and Ohanian, 35, Wednesday in an intimate New Orleans ceremony. That's me coming from a different viewpoint'.

Williams won Wimbledon back in 2016, marking her 22nd Grand Slam singles title. She can be given a seeding but it depends on tournament organizers who traditionally go by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings and Williams is now ranked at 183. I think it's encouraging.

This means that expecting mothers who take a break from the tennis world for their pregnancy won't slide way down in rank just because of a break from the game. I just felt like I have absolutely nothing to lose.

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