Chris Evert calls for players' protection after Serena Williams' decision


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Chris Evert calls for players' protection after Serena Williams' decision

Chris Evert feels that Serena Williams should have been seeded at the French Open. The American player is currently outside top 400 and will enter the main draw without being included in the seeding.

'It’s wrong, they should protect players', Evert told Reuters. 'Not just for her but for the other women who could play her in the first round. She could play Halep in the first round. It’s about protecting the field too.

It’s not like you decide to take a year off. I mean if you are forced out of the game for a specific reason, whether it be maternity or injury, you need to be protected. You don’t have to put her back at number one because she left at number one but try to figure out some sort of happy medium where it’s fair for all.' ALSO READ: Next Gen stars need to believe they can beat Nadal, Federer - Henri Leconte .