Serena Williams News
Serena Williams is ranked 491 in the WTA ranking at this time, but will be the 2 nd head of the WTA tournament in Madrid, organized by Ion Ţiriac, being practically the second favorite after Simona Halep.
Lately, several important names in tennis, including Simona Halep and her coach Darren Cahill, claimed that players returning to the circuit after becoming mothers should benefit from the “protected standings”: “Serena, like all players who have begun, must be protected by the WTA, must have the protected standings. Women should not be punished because they are born and should not take it from scratch. ”
After the last insistence, the world forum decided to listen to their opinions. Thus, the 36-year-old American will have the same status as before discontinuing his work to go on maternity leave.
“I did not know about this, I think it mattered everything, and I think everyone said that, yes, it’s normal,” said Simona Halep.
Not only Serena Williams will benefit from this rule, but Victoria Azarenka. Bielorusa will start the Madrid slag tournament as the 8th series headline.
Sorana Cîrstea, Irina Begu and Mihaela Buzărnescu will also participate in the Madrid tournament.
Ion Ţiriac’s patronage has total prizes of 12.4 million euros, 14% more than last year. For both females and men, the prize money is 6.2 million euros.