Women's double finals match at the US Open Tennis Championship in New York
Venus Williams (L) of the USA and her sister Serena congratulated one another as they take on Cara Black of Zimbabwe and Liezel Huber of the USA in women's doubles finals match at the US Open Tennis Championship on September 14, 2009 in New York. Serena Williams has been fined $10,500 for unsportsmanlike conduct during her semifinal match against Kim Clijsters on September 12 and may face further penalties for berating a line judge. UPI/Monika Graff
Roberta Vinci's singles victory rallied Italy and her doubles win with Sara Errani Sunday lifted her country to a 3-2 Fed Cup decision over the United States.
Jamie Hampton and Varvara Lepchenko play their first Fed Cup matches this weekend, taking the U.S. singles spots against Italy.
Olympic veterans Andy Roddick and Serena and Venus Williams have been chosen for the U.S. team to compete in tennis at the Summer Games in London.
Serena and Venus Williams said they will play for the United States in next week's Fed Cup Group II quarterfinal against Belarus.
Melanie Oudin and Bethanie Mattek-Sands will lead Team USA against defending champion Italy at the Fed Cup final, captain Mary Joe Fernandez said Tuesday.
Melanie Oudin was tabbed to lead the U.S. team into its best-of-five Fed Cup semifinal next week against Russia.
Serena and Venus Williams claimed a straight-set victory Friday over top-seeded Cara Black and Liezel Huber in the women's doubles final at the Australian Open.
Liezel Huber and Bethanie Mattek-Sands rallied to win their doubles match against the Czech Republic Sunday, sending the United States on to the Fed Cup finals.
The United States, with wins by Melanie Oudin and the doubles team of Julie Ditty and Liezel Huber, beat Argentina 3-2 to reach the Fed Cup semifinals.
Captain Mary Jo Fernandez included 17-year-old Melanie Oudin when she announced the United States Fed Cup team for the match against Argentina next month.