The Wimbledon will begin on 2nd July this year.
Serena Williams returned to tennis earlier this year as she participated in the women’s doubles with her sister, Venus Williams. The US tennis star has since played in three tournaments so far, including the French Open where she was forced to withdraw in the fourth round due to injury.
While Williams is gearing up to participate in the Wimbledon, Dominika Cibulkova has opened up on her reservations with reference to seeding of players. Cilbulkova has stated that it would be “unfair” for Serena Williams to be seeded for this year’s Wimbledon.
“I don’t think it’s the right thing to do. I think it’s just not fair. I have tried and I should be seeded. If they put her in front of me then I will lose my spot that I am supposed to have,” said the Slovakian tennis player.
“I was a former number four, and it’s also like why should I not be seeded if I have the right to be?” Cibulkova further added.
Serena Williams is currently 183rd in the WTA rankings, after she took a break from tennis due to pregnancy. Williams earlier stated that players returning from pregnancy should have protected seeding.
The All England Club follows the WTA rankings to seed the players. However, if ‘necessary to produce a balanced draw,’ it reserves the right to make changes in the seeds.
Williams made her last appearance in Wimbledon in 2016, where she won the title. Cibulkova has twice reached the quarterfinals of the tournament.