USA Fed Cup Team Announced: Venus,Serena,Vania,Lisa
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Lisa Raymond and Vania King are expected to join Serena and Venus Williams on the U.S. Fed Cup team that will be announced Wednesday to play Belgium on April 21-22 in Delray Beach.
Raymond, a former University of Florida star, reigns as the world's No. 1-ranked doubles player, making her a logical choice for international team competition that features both singles and doubles play.
The Palm Beach Gardens-based Williams sisters are slated to play singles in the Fed Cup quarterfinal where the U.S. team will be heavily favored. The Belgians will be competing without stars Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters, who are concentrating on tour events.
After those two top-five powerhouses, the top-ranked singles players for Belgium include Kirsten Flipkens (ranked No. 132) and Caroline Maes (228).
Tickets for the two-day, best-of-five matches competition at the Delray Beach Tennis Center are available at (888) 334-8782. Delray Beach hosted sold-out matches, also against Belgium, in the 2005 quarterfinals.