What is the best thing about this... and the previous losses, is that it highlights the flaw in playing such a light schedule. When defending points, it means that Venus and Serena must equal their previous year's results or hope that the players immediately behind them are inconsistent and don't better their previous year's results.
It looks as if Venus might tumble to number 4. I think that means that Wimbledon will choose to honor the tour rankings as they have done most of the years the Championships have been played.
Also, where will Venus make up points except in Canada? She plays her heaviest schedule in the summer. I don't see how she can add any tournaments in the summer. Does this mean that she will play the indoor circuit?
Anyway, the important thing for her is to get this muscle strain healed and to do well at Wimbledon. Lots of pressure on Venus to not lose points there. If she goes out early in Wimbledon...i.e before the quarters, is there a chance she will fall to number 5?