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Serena's comments, Wimbledon seedings, more mailbag

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Serena Williams' recent remarks in a 'Rolling Stone' article have, predictably, caused a stir.

Serena Williams' recent remarks in a 'Rolling Stone' article have, predictably, caused a stir.

Now, let's turn to Wimbledon. We'll have seed reports, a roundtable and video previews when the draw comes out on Friday, so here's the pre-Wimby mailbag. Note that the first question was submitted before Venus Williams withdrew, but I'm using it as a starting point to discuss the seedings that were released Wednesday.

Even after just winning the French Open, Rafael Nadal was seeded fifth for Wimbledon.

Even after just winning the French Open, Rafael Nadal was seeded fifth for Wimbledon.

Roger Federer was one of four players with one-handed backhands in the semifinals in Halle, Germany.

Roger Federer was one of four players with one-handed backhands in the semifinals in Halle, Germany.