Venus Williams, center, watches her sister, Serena Williams, play Jelena Jankovic, of Serbia, during the singles final at the Family Circle Cup tennis tournament in Charleston, S.C., Sunday, April 7, 2013. Williams defeated Jankovic, 3-6, 6-0, 6-2, to win the Family Circle Cup. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 1:19 pm
Williams sisters to lead Fed Cup team vs Sweden
The Associated Press
The team announced Wednesday will also include No. 16-ranked Sloane Stephens and No. 27 Varvara Lepchenko.
The winner will advance to the 2014 world group and have a chance to compete for the Fed Cup title next year. The losing team will be relegated to world group II in 2014.
Sweden's team will consist of No. 54 Sofia Arvidsson, No. 65 Johanna Larsson, No. 425 Hilda Melander and No. 489 Sandra Roma.
Serena Williams, who is ranked No. 1, is 8-0 in Fed Cup singles play and 3-0 in doubles. Venus is 14-2 in singles and 4-2 in doubles.