At the French Open last month, when her ranking was 451, she was not seeded and came up against Australian 17th seed Ashleigh Barty in the second round, winning in three sets.
New mother Williams, who is only ranked 183rd in the world, secured the 25th seeding ahead of Cibulkova who is ranked 32nd.
"But it's just not fair if there is a player [who misses out] and it's me now". The All England Club usually follows the latest ranking list but can make a change if deemed "necessary to produce a balanced draw".
It means the 36-year-old American, victor in 2016 but absent last year because of her pregnancy, will avoid the big names until at least the third round.
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"Why should I not be seeded if I have the right to be?" asked Cibulkova after losing to Angelique Kerber at Eastbourne.
A matter of hours after Williams' seeding was confirmed, WTA chairman Steve Simon said the organisation is open to a rule change regarding seedings for players returning after giving birth.
While she enjoys a protected ranking and can enter the grand slams without having to qualify, that does not automatically mean she can also be handed a seeded position.
Wimbledon will release the draw on Friday. "I have tried and I should be seeded".
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Unless a seed withdraws before the start of the tournament, Cibulkova could potentially face Halep or even Williams in the first round.
No unseeded woman has won the Wimbledon singles championship.
Last weekend, U.S. Open President and CEO Katrina Adams said that it would definitely seed Williams for the season's final major, acknowledging that the formula for doing so had yet to be determined.
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