Grand Slam Board quashes decision to halve number of seeds to 16

Last Updated: Sep 14 2018 13:01

TENNIS- The Tennis Grand Slam Board (GSB) reversed its decision to halve the number of seeds to 16 on Thursday and agreed to continue with the present 32 seed system.

Currently, 32 players for men’s and women’s singles are seeded in all the four grand slams.

“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,” the GSB said in a statement.

“Accordingly, all 2019 Grand Slam tournaments have agreed to continue with 32 seeds in singles.”

The grand slam events started following 32 seed policy from 2001.