Doesn't Venus get the special ranking for the first couple of tournaments. Lindsay did a couple years ago. Why are people so shocked that Venus got it. It's not like the OZ organizers had the seeds out the week that Serena withdrew. Some people like to analyze things way too closely. Yeah I may be being biased, but hey I am a true Williams fan.
Serena Williams -21 Time Major Champion
Venus Williams - 7 Time Major Champion
“...Serena isn’t playing for your approval, doesn’t need your approval, and kind of turns the whole question of your approval into wasted breath.”- Brian Phillips