Serena Williams: down the rankings but the woman to beat at Wimbledon

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Her post-pregnancy world ranking is 183 but it is impossible to argue against Williams having been seeded for Wimbledon, or with the fact that she starts as one of the tournament favourites

Few athletes in the history of sport have rushed towards drama with as much enthusiasm and panache as Serena Williams has. So, when the extraordinary American cancelled her pre-Wimbledon press conference at the last minute on Saturday afternoon to go to a polo match with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the reaction around the All England Club was one of resignation rather than surprise.

Williams was a guest at the royal wedding at Windsor last month and the three of them – along with various courtiers and celebrity chums – were back there again to watch some polo on a glorious afternoon when, critics might point out, she might have been better off attending to her day job.

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Written by Kevin Mitchell
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jun/30/serena-williams-wimbledon-down-the-rankings-but-one-to-beat under the title “Serena Williams: down the rankings but the woman to beat at Wimbledon”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.