Francesca Schiavone

Minella wants Wimbledon to be last event before giving birth

Mandy Minella wanted Wimbledon, because of its prestige, to be her final event before giving birth to a daughter in December.

That's despite the doctors she consulted saying she could still keep playing for months to come.

"I was surprised," the 31-year-old Minella said. "I thought they would be more cautious, but some said, 'At six months, maybe the belly would (be) in your way.' I thought, 'Maybe at six months? I won't do that.'"

Serena Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam champion, announced in April that she is pregnant — and won the Australian Open in January while with child. Victoria Azarenka, also a former top-ranked player, is making her...