The Wimbledon Championships start July 2nd, and one of the most interesting stories is Serena Williams' return from pregnancy.
'I don't think there would be one player that would complain, especially the top ones, if she was one of the top eight [seeds],' McEnroe added.
"I think it's great, and I know that there is definitely some talks, and I'm sure that some rules are going to change in the near future about this".
Adams didn't say where Williams would be seeded for the U.S. Open, which begins August 27, but she did say that they would "revise the seedings if pregnancy is a factor in the current rankings of a player". "Maybe not in time for me, but for the next person", Williams said, as per ABC.
Under current Women's Tennis Association rules, players who have lost ranking slots after missing time, because of injury, pregnancy or other reasons, do not get the benefit of a protected seeding at tour events, making it more hard for them to negotiate their way through the draw.
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Caroline Wozniacki believes the Wimbledon seeding committee will award Serena Williams a seeding on Wednesday.
The WTA is considering a rule change that would allow players to be seeded if they take time away from the sport due to maternity leave, but such a change can only take effect next year.
Meanwhile, John McEnroe has also called on Williams to be seeded, despite the impact it would have on the No 32 player in the world. Five-times champion and 2017 runner-up, Venus Williams, now 38, is all but certain to be competing because of her strong showing throughout 2017. She entered unseeded after the birth of her daughter in September. Why in the world would they want to play her in the first, second, third round? "I don't think I would've won if I was not pregnant", she said.
But had Simona Halep not played with the level of mental strength as she did, Stephens would have probably won her second Major. Because I think ten years from now I think more and more players will want to have families and then coming back. She had a deep run at the French Open, but given that clay is her favorite surface and given her struggles on faster surfaces this year, I'd give Muguruza a pass. I just felt like I have absolutely nothing to lose.
In a way, she has already done so.