French Open took crucial decision on Serena Williams


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French Open took crucial decision on Serena Williams

In the last weeks many players - from Simona Halep to Maria Sharapova - admitted that introducing a special seeding rule that would allow Serena Williams to compete in Grand Slams being a seeded player after the maternity should be done, but at the French Open it won't be likes.

Through a statement to AP, the French Tennis Federation announced the news: 'This year again, tournament officials will establish the list and ranking of the women's seeds based on the WTA ranking. Consequently, (the seeds) will reflect this week's world ranking.' It's always up to Grand Slam tournament whether giving a special seed to a player, while WTA rules just allow the player to subscribe to the entry list through the last ranking position they had when they left the Tour to give birth.

WTA added: 'Historically, WTA players have not been supportive of the use of special rankings for seeding purposes. The rule is currently under further review as part of our 2019 rules process. We remain committed to evolving with the needs of our players and are very supportive of those players returning from maternity leave to the tour.' ALSO READ: A Grand Slam finalist pulls out of French Open