At least one of them is guaranteed to get to R2 this way . But yes, shame on Venus and Serena for not dropping out of doubles like at RG. Downright uncooperative at times :P
Shame on the organizers who put them seeds with absolutely no reason. But , in a way, they could have met even if kookie+Monica were 16th seeds. Though, if they pass , Suarez navarro / muguruza seem to be a tough doubles team lately , than an unseeded team.
That being said , I have to cheer for Niculescu on this one but just because there would be a chance we could see 2 Romanians in Singapore . . But this is the thing I hate the most in sports : two romanians meeting, especially in early stages.