Last year, Petra Kvitova, ranked number 34 in the world, won Brisbane, the first tournament of the season. Her victory gave her a seeding of 25 at the Australian Open, where she made it all the way to the quarterfinals. This year, Kaia Kanepi, ranked number 34 in the world, won Brisbane, and will be the 26th seed in Melbourne. It doesn't necessarily "mean" anything, but the intersection of the two careers via these unusual statistics is at least worth noting.
It is probably more notable because of the memory fans have of the 2010 Wimbledon quarterfinal match played by the two women, in which Kvitova saved five match points and advanced, 4-6, 7-6 (10), 8-6 to the semifnals.