Are you sure of this, Mark? By my calculations, Capriati has:
4825 points now;
defending 141 from Week 8 (OK City) last year
Venus had 4481 points at the start of the week;
was defending 113 from Week 7 (Nice) last year;
gets 195 round points for winning Antwerp;
4 Quality Points for defeating #89 Kournikova;
35 Quality Points for defeating #13 Farina Elia;
43 Quality Points for defeating #10 Mauresmo;
43 Quality Points for defeating #9 Henin.
4481 - 113 + 195 + 4 + 35 + 43 + 43 = 4688.
So it's actually SEVEN points.
Sorry to be nitpicky, but I was using faulty numbers that were off by eight points in Capriati's favor, so I was originally going to post a message saying that Capriati would be #1 by one point.
Of course, Capriati should end up at #1 following IW, if she can reach the final in Scottsdale.
Having said that, Venus is probably going to have to start worrying more about *Hingis* in the race for #1. Hingis does seem to have upped her play, and doesn't exactly have good results from the rest of the year after Dubai. Of course, after Scottsdale, Hingis will still be ~1000 points behind Venus.
Good for Venus and the Tour for her to be playing a reasonably full schedule! (I must admit, however, that I'd prefer to see *Dementieva* #1, with my preferences following that being Rubin, the Belgian girls, and Bedanova and Hantuchova. So I'm really rooting for Henin tomorrow.