Why so much ado for the Williamses´s special seedings?!
Look at comments like this:
That's because Serena Williams is out. She lost to Jennifer Capriati 6-3 2-6 6-3, and will slip all the way to #11 (though of course she still has her protected ranking, which will last for at least a few more weeks before the WTA re-assesses her. And, given that "re-assess" appears to be WTA-speak for "give all Williamses the same ranking we gave them before" -- they never announced the results of Venus's re-assessment, just continued her special ranking, despite pretty horrid results to that point -- it's likely that she will keep that same seeding even after re-assessment).
It's a bit ironic to note that the Myskina/Venus and Capriati/Serena matches were both won by the player seeded lower but with the better WTA ranking.
Why is that?! I don´t remember any such comments when Lindsay didn´t have no titles during her protected rankings period?!