Serena, Venus Williams not on U.S. Fed Cup roster

Serena and Venus Williams did not find a place in the roster announced U.S. captain Mary Joe Fernandez.

updated: April 10, 2014 17:21 IST
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White Plains, New York: Serena and Venus Williams are not part of the Fed Cup roster submitted by U.S. captain Mary Joe Fernandez for a World Group playoff against France on April 19-20.

Instead, Fernandez's roster announced on Wednesday includes 18th-ranked Sloane Stephens, No. 42 Madison Keys, No. 49 Varvara Lepchenko and No. 57 Christina McHale.

After losing at a tournament at Charleston, South Carolina, on April 1, top-ranked Serena Williams said: "I'm really just dead. I need some weeks off where I don't think about tennis and kind of regroup."

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