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'I was pleasantly surprised': Serena Williams thanks Wimbledon chiefs for making her a seed Serena Williams seeded 25th at Wimbledon despite world ranking of 181 Williams slipped down the rankings after taking time off to have her daughter The seven-time champion will face Arantxa Rus of Holland in the first round

By Press Association Sport Staff

Published: 12:55 BST, 1 July 2018 | Updated: 12:55 BST, 1 July 2018

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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

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