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Ivanka Trump Defends Serena Williams After Being Snubbed by French Open

Ivanka Trump Defends Serena Williams After Being Snubbed by French Open

Ivanka Trump is speaking in defense of Serena Williams.

The 36-year-old tennis player, formerly ranked No. 1 by the Women’s Tennis Association when she left to give birth to her daughter Alexis in 2017, is now at No. 453 in the ranking because of her 14-month hiatus.

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As a result, French Open organizers announced that they are following guidelines and declining to seed her at the tournament.

‚ÄúThis is ridiculous. @SerenaWilliams is a formidable athlete (best ever!) and loving new mother. No person should ever be penalized professionally for having a child! The #WTA should change this rule immediately. #FrenchOpen,” Ivanka said on Twitter on Thursday (May 24).

See her tweet below.

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