Doubles and Williams Sisters - Seeding
You have to play 3 tournaments in the last twelve months to have a doubles ranking. So the Williams2x doubles team doesn't have a ranking. Unfortunately, they're the best doubles team on the Tour. (Or at least, they should be favored against any opponents currently on tour.)
If you don't seed them, the #1 seeds could get them in the 1st round. If you seed them low, one of your top seeds can get them in the QFs. I'm sure Lisa and Rennae wouldn't be wild about either of those options. Wimbledon seeded them #3, protecting the top two ranked teams, but bumping an otherwise deserving team from a seed.
It's an open tournament, so you can't just bar the Williams Sisters from playing.
What's the solution that results in the best tournament, AND the fairest treatment of the players? Remember, doubles NEEDs participation form the top players. They'll be leery of any rules that dissuade Lindsay or Martina or Venus or Serena from playing.
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