Serena Williams deserves Wimbledon seed - Caroline Wozniacki

Serena Williams

Serena Williams

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

Serena Williams returns against Germany's Angelique Kerber during the women's singles final on the thirteenth day of the 2016 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 9, 2016.

The news comes just weeks after the French Open came under fire for how it handled the ranking of Serena Williams. The club will decide whether Williams, who now ranks 183 in the world, will be seeded in the women's singles draw at Wimbledon. "It was weird", Williams said, reflecting on her pregnancy.

"I think so [on Williams going far]".

'Why in the world would they want to play her in the first, second or third round?

To his credit, McEnroe weighed in that she deserves special consideration: "I don't think there would be a player that would complain, especially the top ones, if she was one of the top eight".

How have other players fared after a pregnancy?

"You can never underestimate a champion like her, even though she didn't play as much", Muguruza said.

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'Forget the fact that she has won 23 majors and what she brings to the table.

Petra Kvitova, a two-time Wimbledon champion, would be a popular victor after battling back into the top 10 following the horrific stabbing that derailed her career in 2016.

"I think that being pregnant actually helped me win that Grand Slam", she told GMA. Court is probably Serena Williams' closest analogue, and it's Court's record that she's trying to break. It's hard to come back as a professional athlete who was once 'Serena'. These anecdotes do not constitute "data" in any meaningful sense.

"We have the right and the opportunity to seed the players according to what we feel is justified", Adams said. Just in terms of medical leave, pregnancy seems to be far less damning for a player's future prospects than a hip labral tear or ACL issues.

Serena Williams looks over at bite-sized Baked By Melissa cupcakes.

The odds sheet is littered with promising names and also (at +900) Maria Sharapova. But these days I keep telling myself I don't have to be anything. The two-time defending champion couldn't defend her Wimbledon title past year because she was pregnant. "Maybe she's 25 and she wants to have a baby, but she doesn't want her career to be over". The 2017 champion hasn't exactly been on top form recently, and ever since she withdrew from Stuttgart with a back injury she's suffered a cluster of upsets. "But after the first set of second match the real Serena popped out". That's why I gave my daughter the trophy.

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