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Wimbledon: 'Not fair' to seed Serena Williams says Dominika Cibulkova.

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Serena Williams is a 23-time Grand Slam winner
bbc.comIt "would not be fair" for seven-time champion Serena Williams to be seeded for Wimbledon, says world number 32 Dominika Cibulkova.The 29-year-old will not be seeded if the ex-world number one - currently 183rd in the rankings - is seeded.Williams, 36, has called for players returning from pregnancy to have protected seedings as well as protected rankings.
But Slovakia's Cibulkova said: "I don't think it's the right thing to do."She added: "I think it's just not fair. I have tried and I should be seeded. If they put her in front of me then I will lose my spot that I am supposed to have. "I was a former number four, and it's also like why should I not be seeded if I have the right to be[/img]
The decision on seeding will be announced at 10:00 BST on Wednesday.Williams has played only three tournaments in the past 12 months, having given birth to a baby girl in September.The All England Club usually follows the WTA ranking list, but reserves the right to make a change if it "is necessary to produce a balanced draw".Cibulkova has twice reached the quarter-finals at Wimbledon.
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