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Seles, V. Williams out of Fed Cup

Chanda Rubin and Alexandra Stevenson will replace the injured Monica Seles and Venus Williams on the U.S. Fed Cup team that will face Italy in a quarterfinal July 19-20 in Washington.

Seles withdrew because of a foot injury. Williams is recovering from an abdominal strain sustained during Wimbledon, where she lost to her younger sister Serena on Saturday in the women's final.

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Rubin, ranked eighth in the world, has a 4-2 record in singles and 1-0 in doubles in three Fed Cup appearances since 1995. Stevenson, ranked 30th, made her Fed Cup debut in April as the U.S. beat the Czech Republic, 5-0.

They join Meghann Shaughnessy and Lisa Raymond on the U.S. team, which won the last of its record 17 Fed Cup titles in 2000.


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