Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Tu to replace Serena Williams in Fed Cup semifinal

Serena Williams withdrew from the USA-Russia Fed Cup semifinal today because of the leg, wrist and thumb injuries she sustained during Wimbledon play. She is being replaced by Meilen Tu. Meanwhile, Russia's Fed Cup captain is still trying to get a visa so he can travel to Vermont for the semifinal this weekend.

Also, Australian Sam Stosur, who withdrew from mixed doubles at Wimbledon because of a viral infection, has had to withdraw from Fed Cup because of that infection.


ken said...

Wow. All these withdrawals. Makes me think 1) I am probably not going to head up to VT this weekend and 2) maybe scheduling Fed Cup right after Wimbledon and right before the start of the most grueling part of the season--the summer hardcourts--may not be a great idea.

Diane said...

This always happens with Fed Cup. But the semifinal still has a pretty good line-up. Tu, for instance, is one of those good but not great players who is likely to shine in Fed Cup competition.