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Give Serena Williams time to find top form, says Clijsters - Omni Sports

Give Serena Williams time to find top form, says Clijsters - Omni Sports

I also discussed Karolina Pliskova as being under-rated due to the perception that she's one for quicker surfaces, but the Czech player is another with a tough segment, with Maria Sharapova her likely R3 opponent, and then facing the victor of the brutal Serena Williams/Barty bracket.

"Wimbledon have pretty much demonstrated that over the years, and the French Open have chosen not to exercise their ability to give Serena a seeding". "No person should ever be penalised professionally for having a child!" Trump said. "The #WTA should change this rule immediately". Her chances of becoming world number 1 after Roland Garros are slim, needing to win the title and see Wozniacki losing in the opening round, Halep not reaching the semi-final and Muguruza falling before the final.

"And, really, I think going into the French you probably have about 15 or so players that if they have a good two weeks, a good draw, then anybody can really win it".

The tournament starts Sunday.

Ellis now has two children - but she has spoken openly about her own fertility difficulties.

The WTA is reportedly already considering changing the rules to protect the seeding of highly ranked players who take time off for maternity leave.

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Williams and Sharapova could meet in the fourth round of the French Open thanks to Thursday's draw, though a matchup between three-time champion Williams and two-time champion Sharapova is far from guaranteed.

"Historically, WTA players have not been supportive of the use of special rankings for seeding purposes", the WTA said in a statement to the Associated Press.

Defending champion Jelena Ostapenko returns as the 5th seed, having become the first unseeded woman to lift the trophy since 1933 as a 20-year-old 12 months ago. I'm stronger mentally. I think I have worked a lot and improved.

Williams is a three-time French Open champion.

The bottom half is anchored by second-seeded German Alexander Zverev and former world No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia - the last man to defeat Nadal at Roland Garros in the 2015 quarter-finals.


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