Give Serena Williams time to find top form, says Kim Clijsters

Serena Williams

President Donald Trump's daughter is not the only one standing up for Williams, who gave birth to her and husband Alexis Ohanian's daughter, Alexis Olympia, in September.

As a result the 23-time major winner's ranking has crashed to 453 in the world and she needed to use her proctected ranking to enter the draw at Roland Garros.

She returned to the World Tennis Association tour in March after giving birth to her daughter, and has won twice and lost twice.

On the men's side, top-seeded Rafael Nadal, a 10-time champion at Roland Garros, is an overwhelming favorite and got help from the draw anyway. Jelena Ostapenko, the relatively unknown 20-year-old from Latvia who is ranked No 47 in the world, is a set and 3-0 down to Simona Halep in her first grand-slam final.

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Before the start of the tournament on Sunday, though, Wozniacki will be cheering on her beloved Liverpool in Saturday's Champions League final, and she's hoping the Premier League side's fearsome attack can see off holders Real Madrid.

She was ineligible two years ago and last year French Open organisers declined to offer her a wildcard following her return to the Tour.

The American tennis player now ranked No. 453 will be playing in Roland Garros under the WTA's protected or "special" ranking rule.

The Russian missed last year's event after the two-time French Open champion was refused a wild card as she battled to rebuild her career following a 15-month doping ban. The WTA has said that it's open to offering protected seeding - rather than a special ranking - in the future, but that can not be implemented until next year at the earliest.

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"I think it's always great to have the best players play, and it raises your level", said the Dane.

On Monday, organizers for the French Open tournament confirmed that they would not be seeding Williams this year because she took time off.

The decision announced by French Open organisers that they would stick to current WTA rankings has not gone down well with many observers.

"Now I'm the woman that many players probably don't want to play against".

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Williams will play Kristyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic in the first round in Paris and could face her old foe, Maria Sharapova, in the last 16.

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