Published: Tue, June 26, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

Serena happy to plant seed of doubt for Wimbledon rivals AFP, London

Serena happy to plant seed of doubt for Wimbledon rivals AFP, London

Tennis legend John McEnroe also showed his support to Williams, despite the duo's differences past year due to a spat over whether she could defeat a player on the men's circuit.

But weighing in on the debate whether Williams should be seeded at the upcoming Wimbledon Championships, McEnroe didn't shy away from speaking up in her favour. However, it's still not known if the seven-time champion will be seeded for next month's Wimbledon.

'Having won so many Grand Slams and being No 1 for so many years, she deserves a seeding'.


Asked, where the 23-time Major victor should be seeded, McEnroe said: "Somewhere between one and 10 - one and 16 at the worst". Serena made it clear who would end up being regarded as the family's best player as she sealed a dominant win that moved her above Venus to the top of the WTA rankings. "But Williams went on to beat seeded players in the second and third rounds before withdrawing with a pectoral injury". Nor should they, in my opinion'.

Williams welcomed her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., with her husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, in September. These pregnancies do tend to come later in their careers, but they seem able to get back to championship-winning form and quickly.

The French Open, which has always followed the rankings, did not make an exception for Williams, but Wimbledon has confirmed their right to make changes in order to produce "a balanced draw". 'No offence. You're talking about Serena Williams.


The seeding meeting is due to take place on 26 June.

"You know, I think it's great". This was one of a clutch of strangely lacklustre all-Williams finals that played a role in the public's apathy.

Although she couldn't defend her Wimbledon title due to her pregnancy, the 36-year-old athlete famously won last year's Australian Open when she was two months pregnant.


How's Serena Williams' return going so far? She had a deep run at the French Open, but given that clay is her favorite surface and given her struggles on faster surfaces this year, I'd give Muguruza a pass.

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