GSB Press Release, September 14, 2018
The Grand Slam Board (“GSB”) met on September 6 during the 2018 US Open.
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.