The athletes, who returns back from a serious injury or after giving a birth to a child, can use their past ranking to join twelve tournaments during a period of 3 years.
Moreover, they won’t play against a seeded player in the beginning round.
“Women that are younger can go out there and have kids and not have to worry about it, and not have to wait until the twilight of their years to have children, and I think it’s really a great rule.”
“I think having gone through the experience myself really opened my eyes. Would I have done it sooner had there been different rule changes? I don’t know.
“But now there is an opportunity, people don’t have to ask that question.”
The 37-years-old Williams was not seeded at the French Open made her 1st performance after her come back in Grand Slam, but for Wimbledon a seeding of twenty five was given by her, regardless of she is not in the top 32 rankings. She has now got a rank of 16 and for the Australian Open in the next month she’ll be seeded.
The change in the rule of WTA takes place following the management gathered the opinions of players in the start of the year.
So much of support was offered to her by Maria Sharapova a 5-time Grand Slam champion and Simona Halep World’s number 1 player but there was also some type of reservations expressed by others like Johanna Konta, Victoria Azarenka and Petra Kvitova.
Serena said: “I think having gone through the experience myself really opened my eyes. Would have I done it sooner had there been different rule changes? I don’t know. But now there is an opportunity, people don’t have to ask that question.”
On Thursday, Serena Williams a twenty three time champion of Grand Slam will face her sister Venus in her first match in Abu Dhabi since her defeat in the final of US Open by Naomi Osaka of Japan. That match was appeared more prominent due to the anger she showed on the Umpire Carlos Ramos, she called him a “thief” and “liar”.
Williams has got a game penalty for shouting on umpire and calling him a thief in a match in which she was lost to Osaka, a penalty point for racquet abuse and she also got a code violation for coaching as well.