Sunday, March 30, 2008

No Williams sisters in Fed Cup

According to Lindsay Davenport, neither Venus nor Serena Williams will be playing in the Fed Cup semifinal against Russia next month. Also, my understanding is that Dinara Safina may have been chosen as the fourth Russian Fed Cup team member, rather than Elena Dementieva or Vera Zvonareva, as previously announced by the Russian Fed Cup captain. I cannot confirm this, however, so if anyone knows for sure, let me hear.

(Update: I had some misinformation about Olympic and Fed Cup teams--please see correction in the comments section.)


Anonymous said...

The previous post was about the Olympic team. As for the Fed Cup, Tarpischev says Sharapova is not going to play. Sveta Kuzentsova will lead the team.The other team members are Safina, Chakvetadze, Zvonareva and Vesnina.

Diane said...

Ah, you're right. Somehow I got the mistaken impression the two teams had very similar membership. Thanks very much for the clarification.

The Russians should do pretty well on the red clay court.

ken said...

Didn't the US just play Russia in Fed Cup in Vermont? Is time really going by that fast?

Diane said...

Yes, the semifinals take place the last week in April. In Russia on red clay.