A previous proposal to move back to 16 seeds at Grand Slams was squashed during the US Open. After much feedback from players and officials, the Grand Slam Board decided to stay at 32 seeds, a statement read yesterday.
“As always, various 2019 Grand Slam Rule amendments and proposals were considered. Specifically, the GSB re-visited its earlier-stated intention to revert to 16 Seeds in 2019. Following a full year of Grand Slam match analysis and feedback from all other constituencies, especially players and broadcast partners, the Grand Slam tournaments have decided there is no compelling reason to revert to 16 seeds.
“Accordingly, all 2019 Grand Slam tournaments have agreed to continue with 32 seeds in singles.”
Seedings changed from 16 to 32 at 2001 Wimbledon.
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