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Ocean
12-20-2018, 03:48 AM
Serena Williams was at the center of several tennis storms in 2018, sparking the sport?s governing body into action by making significant changes.

Bunny
12-20-2018, 03:49 AM
What is in this issue? I'm love some inputs.

Arlo
12-20-2018, 03:50 AM
Bunny, The changes address issues that arose this year when Serena Williams, who returned to action after giving birth to her daughter, was unseeded for some events and caused an uproar with a black, skin-tight bodysuit she wore at the French Open.

Bunny
12-20-2018, 03:52 AM
But what about new changes?

Jack
12-20-2018, 03:52 AM
A player returning from pregnancy will have a three-year period to use her Special Ranking, which will now begin at the birth of the child.

Jack
12-20-2018, 03:53 AM
For players who would qualify for a seeded position in the draw, the updated rule will ensure they will not face a seed in the opening rounds whether returning from pregnancy or injury.

Bunny
12-20-2018, 03:54 AM
what is current position of Williams?

Ocean
12-20-2018, 03:54 AM
Bunny, Williams’ ranking had fallen to No. 451 when she was not seeded at the French Open.

Audi
12-20-2018, 03:56 AM
I believe we have sometimes gone too far. Serena’s outfit this year, for example, would no longer be accepted. but You have to respect the game and the place.

Arlo
12-20-2018, 03:56 AM
But the new rule changes given the green light by the WTA around fashion choices mean Williams and her rivals will continue to have the freedom to wear what they want.

Bunny
12-20-2018, 03:57 AM
I got it. Thanks

Bunny
12-20-2018, 03:57 AM
Oh Serena , :(

The eternal victim.

You can be at the top of your game, rich, a world famous icon, happily married with a loving supportive family....and still claim the patriarchy is against you.

Ocean
12-20-2018, 03:58 AM
Well now I await the first tennis player to wear a tutu on the court.

Audi
12-20-2018, 03:58 AM
Ridiculous rule changes to satisfy one ego. What about rules to stop the outbursts like we saw in 2018? Just not tennis.

Arlo
12-20-2018, 03:58 AM
Pity they didn't set new rules outlawing the petulant display she turned on last year

Audi
12-20-2018, 03:59 AM
Do male players get a rest for having a torrid night in the sack, as they can't give birth? :mad:

Ocean
12-20-2018, 04:05 AM
Three major appearances, two Grand Slam finals, and one memorable controversy.

Jack
12-20-2018, 04:07 AM
She had a Brilliant season/ come back that would be envied by a few from the WTA, USO finals has always been part of her Tennis journey , she stands for her beliefs , she’s a LEGEND already. :cool: