Seven-time Wimbledon champion, Serena Williams is the 25th seed for this year’s Wimbledon tournament, despite being outside the top 32 in the rankings.
The 36-year-old American is continuing her return to action after giving birth to her first child in September last year.
Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam singles winner, has played only three tournaments in the past 12 months and is ranked 183rd in the world.
Simona Halep is the top seed, with Roger Federer her counterpart in the men’s draw.
Federer is seeded a place higher than his world ranking, with world number one Rafael Nadal the second seed.
With the exception of Williams, all of the women are seeded in line with their WTA ranking.
Williams is seeded one place lower than Maria Sharapova, who she was due to meet in the fourth round of the French Open before pulling out because of injury. Her sister Venus is the ninth seed.