New American citizen Liezel Huber asked U.S. Fed Cup captain Zina Garrison to do her a favor and let her know early if she would be on the 2008 team so that she could plan her schedule. Garrison has accommodated that request and let Huber know that she will not be playing in Fed Cup this year.
"It's a shame," responded Huber, "because I would have been the proudest American there."
Not being chosen for the Fed Cup team does not eliminate Huber from participation in the Olympics because a player must be available for Fed Cup, not necessarily chosen, to qualify for Olympic play. The only player Garrison has selected for this year's team is Lindsay Davenport. It is speculated that she will also tap Davenport's friend, Lisa Raymond, and that she will do what she can to persuade both Williams sisters to play.
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