At the All England Club, they have reserved the right to seed players however they want, because grass is such a special surface and is only played mostly in one month out of the year.
Forget the 'because'. They're the all England Club and they do whatever they want.
Venus got a boost in her seeding in 2007, but it wasn't much; and she won the whole tournament. 2008, Wimbledon went according to the rankings, and Venus was seeded 7th, and she still won.
Now 2-time defending and 5-time Wimbledon Champion(the most decorated grass court player of this generation) has a chance to repeat. Do she deserve to be seeded NUMERO UNO?
If she's #3, They might
move her up to #2. And if she's #5, I expect to see her moved up to #4. This is, essentially, what they did with Steffi Graf and Lindsay Davenport in ... dang. What year in the late 90's was
Anyway, I can see a one spot move happening, if it gets her to a higher 'level'. #9 to #8, #5 to #4, #3 to #2. But they didn't move her last year, so I don't expect a #7 to #4, #5 to #2 kind of move.
Anyway, I'm way more interested in where Mauresmo and Sharapova get seeded. Sharapova may not even be seeded
on her ranking, if she doesn't play, and do well at, Indiam Wells.