It should come as no surprise to anyone that neither Venus nor Serena Williams will be on the U.S. team during the upcoming Fed Cup match against Germany. The U.S. team will consist of Lindsay Davenport, Lisa Raymond, Laura Granville, and Ashley Harkleroad. The match will be played on a hard court in California.
It is of interest that Marion Bartoli is listed as a member of the French Fed Cup team. She and the captain must have come to some type of undertstanding regarding the presence of Baroli's father/coach, which had heretofore been prohibited.