What John McEnroe has said of Serena Williams’ seeding debate at Wimbledon

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Monday, June 25th, 2018 | 0

John McEnroe and Serena Williams don’t share the greatest of the bonds.

But weighing in on the debate whether Williams should be seeded at the upcoming Wimbledon Championships, McEnroe didn’t shy away from speaking up in her favour.

There’s been a deliberation if Williams, who has triumphed seven times at the All England Club, should get a seeding or not as her ranking has dropped to No. 183 in the world.

But, McEnroe, a former world No. 1 himself, believes that Williams’ success over the years should eclipse her current ranking when the seedings committee pen down the final list on Tuesday.

Asked, where the 23-time Major winner should be seeded, McEnroe said: “Somewhere between one and 10 – one and 16 at the worst.”

“I don’t think there would be a player that would complain, especially the top ones, if she was one of the top eight.

“Why in the world would they want to play her in the first, second, third round? Nor should they, in my opinion.”

Williams returned to the circuit in March this year after giving birth to her baby girl. She made her Grand Slam comeback at the French Open, where she won her first three matches before pulling out of her fourth-round clash against Maria Sharapova due to pectoral injury.



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