Serena Williams seeded 25th for Wimbledon 2018

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  • Williams is ranked 183 in the world after maternity leave
  • Seven-time champion granted a discretionary seeding

Serena Williams, the seven-time champion who could not defend her Wimbledon title last year as she was preparing for the birth of her first child in September, returns to the All England Club next week seeded 25th among the best 32 players in the women’s singles draw. If there were no storms forecast overhead for the start of the championships, there will be a few closer to the ground.

To many disinterested parties, there is logic in the decision announced by the tournament’s seedings committee on Wednesday morning. To at least one player, the 29-year-old Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova, it is profoundly unfair that Williams, ranked 183 in the world as she works her way back into the game, should edge her out of the top 32. The British No 1, Johanna Konta, says Cibulkova’s situation ought to have been taken into account.

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Written by Kevin Mitchell
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