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.
Backstage, Robertson commended the activism of today's players, although he wondered why more white athletes aren't speaking out. Robertson is the career leader in triple-doubles and was the first player to average one for a season.
The Croat fought back to win the Fever-Tree Championships 5-7 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 in the longest final in the tournament's history. But with a 0-10 deficit against Djokovic, including twice in straight sets at Wimbledon , the odds are not in his favour.
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Then they pulled up at the home where he lived during his late teen years, and where he and John Lennon wrote their hit songs. Posing as a regular bartender, Corden served a drink or two before asking a patron to select a song on the jukebox.
Giant hogweed is on the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation's "Invasive Plants Early Detection Species" list. Giant hogweed is so unsafe because it releases a sap that contains chemicals called photosensitizing furanocoumarins .
More than 1.8 million people signed a petition opposing the president's visit shortly after he was invited by May. At Westminster, Mrs May came under pressure at Prime Minister's Questions to condemn Mr Trump's separation policy.
Ardern has had little sleep over the past few days, with the baby also described as being "very alert and one hungry baby". It's the couple's first child together, and comes eight months after the 37 year old was sworn in as Prime Minister.
The dad looks pissed , and people can be heard remarking "no no no", "sir, he is scared" and "that's not allowed". In the video, the priest can be seen making a shape of the cross over the baby's body before he begins to cry.
Melania Trump doubles-down with "I really don't care" jacket
Since Trump's executive order , Democrats have argued his search for a way out of one humanitarian crisis merely created another. She says this leaves groups like hers "uncertain" about how to manage those kids already in detention in the U.S.
Japan, Senegal share the points in draw
A similarly attritional contest could be on the cards on Sunday against the Central Americas who are making their World Cup debut. He played a number of minutes in the last match , giving him confidence, and there were a number of things we had to fine tune.
Parliament passes the Cannabis Act
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Japan tops Colombia 2-1 in latest World Cup surprise
Japan knocked off Colombia, becoming the first Asian team to beat a squad from South America in the tournament's history. Group H also features Poland and Senegal and is one of the more open of the tournament.