Is Serena Williams playing at Wimbledon, did she receive a wild card and what ranking is she following birth of her daughter

SERENA WILLIAMS lost her Wimbledon crown 12 months ago.

The 36-year-old missed the grass-court Grand Slam because she was preparing for the birth of her first child.

 Serena Williams has been ranked World No 1 by the WTA on eight occasions

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Serena Williams has been ranked World No 1 by the WTA on eight occasions

Is Serena Williams playing at Wimbledon?

Yes – the Brit will looking to win her first Grand Slam crown since becoming a mother.

The 36-year-old will be looking to win the competition for the eighth time.

She won Wimbledon in 2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2015 and 2016.

 Serena Williams at the 2016 Wimbledon championships

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Serena Williams at the 2016 Wimbledon championships

Did Serena Williams receive a wild card?

Seedings for the Grand Slam, which begins on July 2, are expected to be announced on Wednesday.

For Wimbledon, seedings will follow the world rankings – which does not protect players that have been absent due to pregnancy.

But fans and tennis players from around the world have suggested that Williams deserves to be seeded regardless of her recent activity.

What rank is Serena Williams following the birth of her daughter?

The 23-time major winner is ranked 183 after her time away from tennis.

She returned to action for the first time since giving birth at the 2018 French Open.

But the American was forced to pull out of the tournament because of an injury.

Williams later revealed that she had issues with her right pectoral muscle.

Garbiñe Muguruza beats Venus Williams in Wimbledon Women's singles final 2017

SERENA WILLIAMS lost her Wimbledon crown 12 months ago.