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Serena Williams handed No. 7 seed

Updated: June 15, 2011, 3:14 PM ET
Associated Press

WIMBLEDON, England -- Defending champion Serena Williams was bumped up to No. 7 in the Wimbledon seedings -- 19 places above her world ranking -- on Wednesday, a position that will allow her to avoid playing the highest-ranked players until at least the quarterfinals.

Williams won her 13th Grand Slam title last year at the All England Club but was injured when she stepped on broken glass at a restaurant in July and needed two foot surgeries. She later had blood clots on her lungs and missed ...

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