"Historically, WTA players have not been supportive of the use of special rankings for seeding purposes", the tour said in a statement to the Associated Press, adding, "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".
Serena Williams will not be given a seed at the French Open because she is ranked 453rd in the world.
And while Williams is able to enter eight tournaments a year with a protected ranking - a system that allows players sidelined with pregnancy or long-term injuries to use their ranking at the start of their absence - she can not be seeded in Paris under current regulations. Williams took her leave as the No. 1 player in the world but has dropped to No. 453 following a 14-month absence from playing on tour.
"It's normal to give birth".
"Then everything was fine for the first, like, you know, eight to 12 hours", she said.
The other three Grand Slam hosts have seen similar struggles in recent years, with Andy Roddick the last American man to win the US Open in 2003, while Mark Edmondson was the most recent Australian victor at Melbourne Park back in 1976.
Several of Williams' biggest rivals believe she deserves a seeding. Former world number five Eugenie Bouchard has already failed in her quest, retiring hurt against Dalila Jakupovic on Wednesday.
Serena unseeded for French Open return
She found out on Monday that she will not be seeded, which could make for a hard path through the tournament. She was not seeded at either tournament.
A run of 13 wins in a row was only ended by 10-time French Open victor Nadal on Sunday, and Zverev is looking to continue his momentum. If you are forced out for a specific reason, whether it be maternity or injury, you need to be protected.
"I don't think that there was too much of a difference", Djokovic said after that setback, "which is great for me, great news for me".
"Consequently, (the seeds) will reflect this week's world ranking".
"I do expect that this rule will be reviewed further as part of our 2019 rules process".
"It's not as if she left because of injury and lost her passion for the game", Blake said.
Nadal, who is the defending champion on the men's side, is in search of his 11th French Open title, while Williams will be chasing her 24th overall Grand Slam crown.
"It's wrong, they should protect players", Evert, who will be working for broadcaster ESPN during the Paris fortnight, told Reuters by telephone.
Part of that investigation is examining meetings Kushner attended in 2016 with Russian representatives and officials. Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law, has been granted permanent security clearance.
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One of the major challenges surrounding the vaccine will be to keep it in properly cold conditions in the DRC's tropical climate. Congo President Joseph Kabila and his Cabinet agreed Saturday to increase funds for the Ebola emergency to more than $4 million.
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He signed a new three-and-a-half-year contract with the club in January but is now keen to move away from the iPro Stadium. However, the relegated club have now revived their interest in the former Birmingham boss and a deal is close.
A memorial service, attended by Prime Minister Theresa May and Prince William , was also held in Manchester Cathedral. The pop star tweeted early Tuesday morning that she was thinking of the survivors and the families of victims.
You can also follow the match live blog for ball-by-ball updates, full score and IPL match highlight on cricketnext.com. In-form Suresh Raina was playing beautifully, hitting four well-timed boundaries on his way to 22 off 13 balls.
Rouhani is unlikely to yield to such conditions, as hardliners will accuse him of selling out to the West and its Arab allies. The fate of the nuclear deal is of utmost importance, especially to President Hassan Rouhani and the so-called moderate camp.
EAST Lancashire Marks & Spencers employees face an anxious wait after the firm announced a new round of store closures. Its clothing and home business is a particular focus of its transformation efforts.
He added that the company had taken the same step with data it has collected about Europeans who are not Facebook users. But many others were also passed by, including anti-trust questions and queries about how the company treats its users.
Takfiri terrorists have lost much of the territory they once held in Syria amid sweeping gains by government forces on the ground. Mr Assad last week met Vladimir Putin, the president of Russian Federation , in Sochi.
Texas governor convenes school safety roundtable
The first one features officials from districts that arm some teachers or contract with local police for security. Texas has 5.4 million students enrolled in its public schools and any changes it made statewide would be costly.
Venezuela expels two U.S. diplomats
But there are other things Trump could do short of ordering an oil embargo, such as cutting USA exports of diluents to Venezuela . On Saturday, the United States ramped up pressure on Caracas by imposing new sanctions against the government's top officials.
Kelly team has no comment on woman's lawsuit
Faith is suing Kelly for sexual battery, false imprisonment and failure to disclose a sexually transmitted disease. Kelly refused to take the bait, however, telling her: "I don't never talk about nothing, to nobody on the phone".
Oil Rises as Venezuela Election Puts Supply at Risk
Potential sanctions from the USA against Venezuela's socialist regime will likely cause further production declines. And it follows a rise in prices and a decline in global inventories that is making tighter supply more significant.
Sweden sends out leaflets on how to prepare for war
The initiative comes as Sweden debates North Atlantic Treaty Organisation membership and ahead of general elections in September. The instructions mark the first public awareness campaign of its ilk launched by Stockholm since the end of the Cold War .