French Open won't give Serena a seed

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PARIS (AP) Serena Williams' return to Grand Slam tennis from maternity leave just got even tougher.

French Open organizers announced on Monday they will not give Williams a seeding.

"This year again, tournament officials will establish the list and ranking of the women's seeds based on the WTA ranking," the French Tennis Federation said in a statement to The Associated Press. "Consequently, (the seeds) will reflect this week's world ranking."

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2018 ATP Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 R. Nadal 8,770
2 R. Federer 8,670
3 A. Zverev 5,615
4 M. Cilic 4,950
5 G. Dimitrov 4,870
6 J. Del Potro 4,450
7 K. Anderson 3,635
8 D. Thiem 3,195
9 D. Goffin 3,020
10 J. Isner 2,955
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2018 WTA Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 S. Halep 7,270
2 C. Wozniacki 6,935
3 G. Muguruza 6,010
4 E. Svitolina 5,505
5 J. Ostapenko 5,382
6 K. Pliskova 5,335
7 C. Garcia 5,170
8 P. Kvitova 4,550
9 V. Williams 4,201
10 S. Stephens 4,164
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