By Press Association Sport Staff
Published: 12:55 BST, 1 July 2018 | Updated: 12:55 BST, 1 July 2018
Serena Williams has thanked Wimbledon chiefs for making her a seed at this year's championships.
The Wimbledon committee took into account the American seven-time champion's previous achievements and seeded her 25th despite her current world ranking of 181.
Williams slipped down the rankings after taking time off to