Serena Williams awarded seeding for Wimbledon

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Seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams has been seeded 25 for this year's women's singles by the organisers despite being ranked 183 in the world.

The 36-year-old American, who has returned to competitive tennis following the birth of her daughter last September, is 183rd in the WTA Tour standings.

Slovakian Cibulkova had been left less than impressed by the prospect ahead of the seeding announcement.

"I don't think it's the right thing to do", Cibulkova told the BBC.

"It would be different if I was No 6 seed and they put me at No 10, you know", added Cibulkova, whose own ranking peaked at No 4 in 2014.

"But it's just not fair if there is a player [who misses out] and it's me now".

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

The seven-time champion, who missed last year's event while pregnant, has played only three tournaments in the past 12 months but has been handed a favorable seed by Wimbledon organizers.

"I was a former number four, and it's also like why should I not be seeded if I have the right to be?"

In the men's draw, the champion, Roger Federer, is seeded No1, despite losing the top spot in the world rankings to Rafael Nadal at the beginning of the week.

"Williams has won a professional era record 23 Grand Slam titles and needs one more to match the all-time record set by Australian player Margaret Court".

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