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Mary Joe selects Mattek-Sands, Huber, Oudin, McHale, and Venus(ish)

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Venus Williams plans to travel with the U.S. Fed Cup team for its world group playoff at Germany but is not expected to play because of an injured hip that has sidelined her since January.

The U.S. Tennis Association said Tuesday that Williams' management team said she would accompany the team. The USTA said it considers that enough to fulfill participation requirements for the 2012 Olympics, because Williams is willing to play Fed Cup and can't because of injury.

U.S. captain Mary Joe Fernandez's roster will include Fed Cup regulars Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Melanie Oudin and Liezel Huber.

Christina McHale joins the team after recently moving into the top 100 in the WTA rankings.

The April 16-17 matches at Stuttgart, Germany, will be played on red clay.

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We're fucked. All the pressure is on Queen Bethanie to save the U.S.

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The USTA said it considers that enough to fulfill participation requirements for the 2012 Olympics, because Williams is willing to play Fed Cup and can't because of injury.

Good.

In before the outrage starts over that sentence.
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World group. Like for real?
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Oudin...
Stevenson would be better choice right now

I would like to see Falconi there
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Poor USA, they have almost reached the bottom as top tennis players are concerned. Serena re-entering top 10 has been the highlight of their tennis year
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Poor US, they have fallen so far as far as top tennis players are concerned. Serena re-entering top 10 has been the highlight of their tennis year :cry:
We won Hopman Cup.

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Poor USA, they have almost reached the bottom as top tennis players are concerned. Serena re-entering top 10 has been the highlight of their tennis year
No, I think Christina and Coco entering the top 100 for the first time has been significant...and I expect a few more young Americans to join them by the end of the year.


This is a decent team...should be a good tie!

Venus Ana Caro Sloane
Timea Aga Masha Bencic Keys Nicole Dani
Sania Vika Petko Simona Broady Robi CiCi Mladenovic Garcia JJ Errani Duval


Martina Hingis Forever!!!
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GL Team USA!
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Oudin...
Stevenson would be better choice right now

I would like to see Falconi there
Falconi, Riske, King or Hampton might be a better choice for sure. Hell Keys, Stephens, and Davis might be a better choice.
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I'd rather see mchale play that 2nd singles spot over melanie. It's our best chance to win.
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I feel bad for Vania. 2 Doubles Slams in the last year and not on the Fed Cup team. She's a better singles player than Oudin right now.
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vania may have burned some bridges with what transpired in december so I am not surprised. Or she may want to focus on her clay court season.
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Falconi, Riske, King or Hampton might be a better choice for sure. Hell Keys, Stephens, and Davis might be a better choice.
Riske and King are playing like Oudin right now But Hampton and Falconi - YES
Mattek/Huber is good enough for doubles
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I feel bad for Vania. 2 Doubles Slams in the last year and not on the Fed Cup team. She's a better singles player than Oudin right now.
She's won 5 MD matches this year compared to Vania's 2, 1 she got yesterday. But Melanie has beaten both Vania and Georges in the past couple weeks. Granted it was on hardcourt and I'm assuming Petkovic and Lisicki will be playing singles. I think McHale or even Falconi would've been a better choice.

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