great smash said:They should do a shuffling of the seeds but they won't.
A promoted 33th seed will take Venus's place in the draw and that's it
That's exactly right. Katarina Srebotnik, who was originally scheduled to open against Mary Pierce, is now the #33 seed and will fill Venus' spot in the draw. Pierce will now play a qualifier in the first round as well. The USTA hooked Venus up with a cakewalk quarter, and now Jennifer Capriati will benefit from it.