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US Fed Cup team: Oudin, Glatch, Huber and Mattek-Sands

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The USTA and U.S. Fed Cup Captain Mary Joe Fernandez announced today that Bethanie Mattek-Sands will make her Fed Cup debut for the U.S. in the 2009 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas semifinal versus the Czech Republic. She will be joined by Liezel Huber, the No. 1 doubles player in the world, Melanie Oudin and another Fed Cup rookie, Alexa Glatch, on an indoor hard court at the Starobrno Rondo Arena in Brno, Czech Republic, on April 25-26.
http://www.tennisnews.com/exclusive.php?pID=27977

Why aren't Serena and Venus on the team? What is the process for determining who makes the team?
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Serena and Venus aren't on the team because they elected not to play. I'm sure they were asked and if they were willing to play they would be in here over a mixture of rookies and journeywomen.

They, especially Serena, normally don't play Fed Cup often because of already having their preferred tournament load. It helps to cut down the wear and tear on their bodies. Unfortunately, for Serena's case she can't even play almost AT ALL without being injured. Venus has been more loyal than Serena, but has stated she regrets some of her commitment to certain ties.

Safarova and Vaidisova should be able to get through them especially indoors unless Mattek plays out of her mind which is unlikely since she is coming back from injury.
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Serena and Venus aren't on the team because they elected not to play. I'm sure they were asked and if they were willing to play they would be in here over a mixture of rookies and journeywomen.

They, especially Serena, normally don't play Fed Cup often because of already having their preferred tournament load. It helps to cut down the wear and tear on their bodies. Unfortunately, for Serena's case she can't even play almost AT ALL without being injured. Venus has been more loyal than Serena, but has stated she regrets some of her commitment to certain ties.

Safarova and Vaidisova should be able to get through them especially indoors unless Mattek plays out of her mind which is unlikely since she is coming back from injury.
The czech team is kvitova, benesova, safarova and peschke

I would still expect them to win, no matter who of the first three play the singles

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Benesova and Safarova is actually BETTER than Vaidisova/Safarova considering Nicole's form. Poor US.
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Re: US Fed Cup team: Oudin, Glatch, Huber and Mattek-Sands

The US Women can do it.

Indoors hard actually gives the girls a shot. We will need SuperBeth and Glatch/Oudin to pull off one win. Benesova is next to useless in Fed Cup play.

Czechs are definitely the favorites but Team B USA can do it.
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Benesova is in the best form of her career.
Safarova is always up and down, but even her quality can overwhelm this team.
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Wow. Good luck...
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It's goodto see they took two young players... And without the sisters, Mattek is indeed the best choice as a leader... SHe has at least the charisma to do it

Anyway at that rythm, Huber will soon have to play singles too

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Yeah, I see the Czechs taking it, especially given the relative inexperience of Oudin and Glatch. I don't think Huber will play singles, that would really be odd.
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that was just a joke

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that was just a joke
Not really! Huber has a greater singles career than Oudin and Glatch primarily due to them being rookies but if you roll back the clock on Huber five years, hell I'd play her in singles.
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Re: US Fed Cup team: Oudin, Glatch, Huber and Mattek-Sands

We can only hope they don't let the "charismatic leader" Mattek-Sands make the choice of uniforms!

What about Varvara Lepchenko (US citizen) as alternate? She's playing well, just broke into top 100.

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Let's go Beth!
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