Should Serena be bumped up to 4th seed at Wimbledon?
With Wimbledon coming up and the AELTC's retention of the right to change seeding order against the current rankings do you think 4 time champ Serena Williams should be pushed up to the 4th seed?
I think with her record that she should, in theory, be moved up. 4 wins and 2 extra finals as well as a fair few doubles wins is an exceptional record.
However, bumping her up to 4 requires that you move someone down.
I don't think you can touch Vika, despite cooling off she has been the most dominant player of the year and is number 1 by a considerable margin. And she has a SF from last year.
Nor do I think you can move down Maria. Former champ, last year's runner up. Yeah she's not at her best on grass anymore, but you can't really push her out of the top 4 seedings.
But then it gets a little interesting.
If you move up Serena, then the straight ranking swap is with Petra. But as future Grass Court GOAT and defending champ I don't think you can switch the two.
Which leaves Aga. Recent loss to Kuzzy aside she has been a strong number 3 so far this year. But she's never made the SFs of a slam before. But I guess you can counter this by saying rankings-wise she's never been expected to make a SF until RG this year so it's only a new expectation. On top of that she has two QFs at Wimbledon which makes it her most successful slam venue along with the AO. I think this is the most interesting possible swap.
Personally, I think Serena deserves to move into the top 4 seedings, but none of the above 4 deserve to move down. So in theory it should happen but in practice probably not.
What do you reckon?
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