I think that Venus still has her special seeding for 2 more regular tour events. The grandslams don't have to honor the rankings so she didn't have to use them at the grandslams so she has used them for 6 regular tour events. Antwerp, Dubai, Nasdaq, Family Circle Cup, Warsaw, and German Open. After she uses them in two more regular events then the regular WTA events HAVE to seed her wherever she is ranked. But the U.S. Open will most likely, and they should, seed her much higher than she is ranked, because she will probably be outside of the top ten by the time the Open rolls around. Serena has only used her special ranking 3 times, Nasdaq, Family Circle Cup, and Rome, so she could pretty much ride that until the end of the year.