Seles, Davenport named to U.S. Fed Cup Team

RALEIGH, N.C. — Monica Seles and Lindsay Davenport head the U.S. Fed Cup team selected Tuesday to play Croatia on April 17-18.

Captain Billie Jean King also picked Chanda Rubin and Lisa Raymond.

The two teams were to have played in Zagreb, Croatia, but the International Tennis Federation moved the site to the Raleigh Racquet Club because of the NATO air strikes against Serbia.

“We have assembled a first-class Fed Cup team,” King said by telephone at a news conference. “All of our players are Fed Cup veterans.

“I am sorry that the political situation in Eastern Europe prevents the event from being held in Croatia, but by playing here in the United States, we can ensure the safety of all concerned.”

The United States has won the Cup 15 times since its inception in 1963, more than any other nation. The United States and Croatia have never played each other in the event.

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