Sorry if this has been mentioned before but I was looking at Venus' 2005 schedule and it would seem she is missing Berlin and J&S next year, surely this is a mistake as she has a lot of points to defend!
One of the things that i have noticed about Venus' previous schedules is that there really is no patter other than she will most likely play the grand slams and the year end championships. All of the other smaller non slam tourneys dont really matter, she seems to just go to wherever she wants to visits in terms of what places and cultures interest her. i cant say that about any other player. this is part of the uniqueness that makes venus williams a very interesting person. i like her attitude.
She does usually play in both of these places though..so I would expect her to play those two for sure, since Serena always plays Rome. I'm sure she'll still play these two tournaments though....hopefully