facebook
twitter
search
search

Williams sisters to play in Fed Cup

Jan. 25, 2012 at 10:50 AM
| License Photo

MELBOURNE, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Serena and Venus Williams said they will play for the United States in next week's Fed Cup Group II quarterfinal against Belarus.

The best-of-five series is set for Feb. 4-5 in Worcester, Mass. The series against Belarus will mark the first time in nearly five years that the U.S. Fed Cup team featured both Serena and Venus Williams.

Advertisement

Both sisters have seen their playing time cut short by injuries in the last 18 months. Venus Williams has most recently been sidelined by an autoimmune disease that caused her to miss the Australian Open. Serena Williams, who lost a fourth-round match at Melbourne, had an ankle injury.

Serena Williams hasn't lost a Fed Cup match, going 4-0 in singles and 3-0 in doubles. Venus Williams is 14-2 in singles play and 3-2 as a doubles partner.

In addition to the Williams sisters, the United States will have Liezel Huber and Christina McHale on hand next week.

The U.S. team has been relegated to Group II in 2012 and is ineligible for the Fed Cup title.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
WATCH: Umpire exits after hit in head with bat
Michael Jordan vetoed a Tracy McGrady for Scottie Pippen trade
WATCH: Irish soccer fans dent car roof, immediately fix it
Paulina Gretzky's dress upstages Dustin Johnson's U.S. Open win
Swedish soccer player removed from game for farting
Videos