Serena Williams seeded 25th at Wimbledon

Serena Williams with baby daughter Alexis Olympia

Twenty-three-time Grand Slam victor Williams gave birth to her daughter Alexis in September and she returned to action in February having missed over a year out since winning the 2017 Australian Open.

Serena Williams revealed that the most incredible thing she's ever done in her opinion was winning her 23rd Grand Slam singles title at the Australian Open when she was two months pregnant!

"Unfortunately, in the '90s they changed the rule whereas if you were injured [and] then you come back, you lose your seeding", she said.

'I think it's just not fair.

The All England Club usually follows the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings, but it does have the right to make alterations in the interest of producing a "balanced draw".

Williams, who gave birth to her first baby in September, is now ranked No. 183.

Serena Williams, world tennis champion, admits in a recent interview that she may retire from the sport if she decides to have another baby.

The London slam has considered factors other than world ranking in the past, and the US Open announced Saturday it wouldn't penalize female players who were returning after pregnancy in seeding them.

A matter of hours after Williams' seeding was confirmed, WTA chairman Steve Simon said the organisation is open to a rule change regarding seedings for players returning after giving birth. Venus Williams is No. 9, Australia's Ashleigh Barty is No. 17, home favorite Jo Konta is No. 22 and Maria Sharapova is seeded 24th, one place ahead of Serena Williams.

Last year's runner-up Marin Cilic is number three seed despite a world ranking of five, while three-times champion Novak Djokovic is 12th seed - five spots higher than his ranking. Nadal is seeded second while the British No1, Kyle Edmund, is 22nd.

Unless a seed withdraws before the start of the tournament, Cibulkova could potentially face Halep or even Williams in the first round. "I think that's good", Cibulkova said at the Eastbourne championships.

"I think it's now right that WTA offers a protected ranking". "If I wasn't playing tennis, I'd be pregnant right now - sorry, I'm one of those women", she says with a laugh. "But I think this is a little bit of a different story".

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