Nearly a month after withdrawing from her Round of 16 match against Maria Sharapova at the French Open because of a pectoral injury, the 36-year-old Grand Slam veteran has drawn a No. 25 seed for competition at London's All England Club.
Her first Slam of her return came at Roland Garros where she was unseeded. Dominika Cibulkova, who is ranked No32 in the world, will be the seed to miss out and she voiced her displeasure at the prospect of not being seeded in anticipation of Williams' promotion on Tuesday.
"It would be different if I was No 6 seed and they put me at No 10, you know", added Cibulkova, whose own ranking peaked at No 4 in 2014. I think it's just not fair.
"I don't think it's the right thing to do", Cibulkova said on the BBC.
Our next tennis action comes from the German Open in Hamburg.
The 36-year-old American gave birth to a daughter last September and was off the tour for more than a year.
In 2011, tournament officials seeded Williams, its defending champion, No. 7 although her ranking at the time was 26th in the world.
Wimbledon will release the draw on Friday.
The US Open Grand Slam in NY has said it will update its seeding policy to take into account a player returning from a pregnancy.
Simona Halep tops the women's seedings. The tournament gets underway Monday. She goes into the tournament in good form after lifting the trophy in Birmingham last weekend although a hamstring injury forced a withdrawal from Eastbourne on Wednesday.
"She [Serena Williams] is the greatest player to ever play the sport", Wozniacki told reporters during a grass-court tune-up earlier this week.
Last weekend, U.S. Open President and CEO Katrina Adams said that it would definitely seed Williams for the season's final major, acknowledging that the formula for doing so had yet to be determined.
Ivanka Trump championed a backlash and said the decision was "ridiculous" and that "no person should be penalised professionally for having a child".
Williams has been frank about the difficulty of childbirth. Williams developed life-threatening blood clots in the process and was confined to bed rest for six weeks afterward.