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US Open to factor maternity leave into seedings

Williams, who was ranked number one in the world when she ceased playing after winning the 2017 Australian Open, is now ranked 183.

ENCA.COM - 2018-06-24 12:04:00

US Open to change seeding process in wake of Serena Williams' pregnancy leave

The decision in principle, first reported by The New York Times, follows criticism leveled at French Open officials in May for not seeding its three-time champion Serena Williams in her return to competition after giving birth to a daughter in September.

MYSANANTONIO - 2018-06-23 19:33:14

US Open will consider Serena pregnancy in seedings: report

Williams, ranked 183rd, is a seven-time Wimbledon champion who will learn Wednesday whether or not she will be seeded for next month's Grand Slam grass showdown in England.

MSN.COM - 2018-06-23 19:26:12

US Open Tennis to Update Seeding Protocols to Account for Pregnancy Leave

Dita Alangkara/Associated PressThe United States Tennis Association is revamping its seeding protocols for this year's U.S. Open to account for players who are coming back from pregnancy leave.PerDavid Waldsteinof theNew York Times,president and chairwoman of the United States Tennis AssociationKatr

BLEACHER REPORT - 2018-06-23 17:34:18

USTA: US Open to factor pregnancy into seeding

Williams, who gave birth to her daughter in September, was unseeded (and went on to defeat two seeded players before exiting the tournament with a pectoral injury) in part because of time she spent not competing because of her pregnancy, which she announced in April 2017. Williams was ranked No. 1 b

ESPN - 2018-06-23 16:34:42

Tyrrell Hatton eyes Ryder Cup debut after strong finish at US Open

The Englishman went in with an alarming sense of deja vu. A fine opening to 2018 had given way to four missed cuts in his previous starts and for Hatton that was eerily familiar to last year’s campaign, which, again after a promising opening, saw him plummet out of the world’s top 30 with six missed

MSN.COM - 2018-06-23 14:26:45

US Open to change how it seeds players after Serena Williams pregnancy row

Serena Williams, pictured at an event on June 20 in New York, could receive a seeding boost from the U.S. Open after the USTA decided to change their rules for how they rank players if they have taken time off for pregnancy (AP)The U.S. Open has announced it is changing how it seeds players coming

FOXNEWS - 2018-06-23 06:21:08

MSNBC's Chris Hayes shuts down manic shouting Republican insisting the US has 'open borders'

“President Clinton, Mrs. Clinton, President Obama talked about the issues related to illegal immigrants coming into this country, that they have got to address it. Nobody had the courage to do anything about it,” Pittenger claimed.


The US Open Is Making A Big Change About Pregnancy That Could Benefit Serena Williams

“It’s OK to go out and be a woman and become a mother and then come back to your job,” said the head of the US Tennis Association. The US Open will change the way it seeds female players returning from pregnancy during the upcoming tournament as part of a move that could be a potential boon for Sere


US 63 Now Open Through Bayfield County

US 63 from County Highway D in Grand View north to County Highway E, Bibon Swamp, is now open to traffic.|Photo: Megan Brown


US STOCKS-Wall St set to open in black as oil prices surge

June 22 (Reuters) - Wall Street was set to open higher on Friday with the Dow on track to snap an 8-day losing streak, helped by a surge in oil prices as OPEC neared a deal to boost output, while there were no significant developments in the China-U.S. trade rhetoric.


US stocks set for a positive open, as OPEC decision, trade fears weigh

Around 5:50 a.m. ET, Dow futures rose 111 points, indicating a positive open of 121.30 points. The Nasdaq and the S&P 500 futures indicated a positive start to their respective trading session.


US TV show Vikings on the hunt for thousands of paid Irish extras at Dublin and Wicklow open casting

Producers are seeking people with a wide range of skills and appearances. Some of these include fisherman, carpenters, farm workers, axe men/women, calligraphers, Arab speakers, musicians and midwives.


Fox didn’t wilt under US Open pressure like Phil Mickelson

Nearly a week after Phil Mickelson’s shocking galloping polo putt in the third round of the U.S. Open, the debate, rationalizations, criticisms of Fox’s coverage of it and farcical takes continue.My take? On the largest stage of the sport, Mickelson committed a contemptuous, flagrant violation of th


Courrier: US Open was great test, despite all the whining

Mickelson’s obvious disregard for the rules on Saturday, hitting a ball in motion with his putter before it could roll off the green to a more difficult spot, should have come with a more severe penalty, such as disqualification. It was more childish than brilliant strategy, as he tried to explain a


McIlroy and Spieth bounce back from US Open - FOX Sports Asia

But the pair enjoyed a welcome return to form in Connecticut, with Spieth holding a share of the lead with Zach Johnson, while McIlroy was just one shot further back.


US Open: Phil Mickelson apologises for putting moving ball

His wife, Amy, was quoted as saying, "You know it's not his finest moment, but hopefully he'll learn from it".The apology comes after some initial defiance on the matter from Mickelson.And while it has taken a few more days, Mickelson finally spoke out once more, this time sending a message to a num


Rory McIlroy looks at the positives of missing the cut at the US Open

"I feel like the work that I did over the weekend has started to pay off already," said McIlroy, who also fired a 64 in the final round last year. "It was nice to see the shots I was playing right there, and being able to work the ball both ways was something I wasn't quite as comfortable doing last


More love: US Open drops throw at ballperson tryouts

Tina Taps, director of U.S. Open ballpersons, says the change will put more focus on speed and agility as "important attributes for a ballperson, along with overall court awareness."


US STOCKS-Wall Street set for choppy open as trade tensions linger

* Futures down: Dow 0.34 pct, S&P 0.14 pct, Nasdaq 0.07 pct (Adds comment, adds details, updates prices)