Published: Sat, May 26, 2018
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

Ivanka Trump takes shot at WTA over Serena Williams' non-seeding

Ivanka Trump takes shot at WTA over Serena Williams' non-seeding

United States first daughter Ivanka Trump waded into the debate over Serena Williams's lack of a seeding at the French Open, tweeting that the women's tour needed to change its rules for players that take maternity leave.

Williams, 36, has played just four matches on the tour in 2018 and not featured at all since Miami in March.

"It's such an incredible effort for a woman to come back from physically, emotionally", Sharapova said last week of Williams giving birth.

"So, yeah, I was seeded, but because of the points which I earned in the end of the year before".

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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.

"I don't really think so", said Kvitova who was off the tour for six months previous year after suffering knife wounds fighting off a burglar at her home in the Czech Republic. Ironically, she could face Sharapova, a two-time victor, in the last-16. "She should have returned with the seeding that she had before she withdrew from the circuit", Becker wrote for the Times of India on Saturday.

Halep will open against Alison Riske, and Ostapenko will take on Kateryna Kozlova of Ukraine. She deserves to be a Grand Slam champion and this is her favourite surface.

The last Grand Slam tournament at which Williams was unseeded was the 2007 Australian Open.

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As a result the 23-time major winner's ranking has crashed to 453 in the world and she needed to use her protected ranking to enter the draw at Roland Garros.

Williams is in France training for the French Open.

In contrast, 2010 champion Francesca Schiavone was the second oldest first-time grand slam victor at 29 years, 11 months and 14 days. There was some shadow of doubt over clay's all-time great Rafael Nadal when he came to Paris a year ago to reclaim his territory. Once again he only lost one match, to Dominic Thiem, and once again he only dropped two sets outside of that one loss.

The French Open draw is Thursday and the tournament begins on Sunday.

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